You can create an undersea coral reef of your own, and in the process learn of the beauty and fragility of these ecosystems. Pattern guidelines for the coral reef pictured above are freely available on my blog at:

In addition, there are links to information on coral reefs around the world. Coral reefs are richer than even the tropical rain forests for bio-diversity. But, they are threatened not only by global warming, but also the onslaught of plastic trash. Who knows, learning about these precious communities may change the way you shop.