3. The Coral Triangle
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, The Coral Triangle is a shared area between Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the Solomon Islands. With over 600 reef-building coral species, six out of the seven marine turtles in the world are being sheltered in the region. Over 2000 reef fish species can be found in The Coral Triangle as well, including tuna that plays an important commercial aspect in many of the surrounding nations. Unfortunately, the multi-billion dollar fishing industry has created an unsustainable atmosphere which threatens marine life.