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Consider the following statements
1. Most of the world's coral reefs are in tropical waters.
2. More than one-third of the world's coral reefs are located in the territories of Australia, Indonesia and Philippines.
3. Coral reefs host far more number of animal phyla than those hosted by tropical rainforests.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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Statement 1 is correct. Most of the world's coral reefs are located in tropical waters due to the favorable environmental conditions they require for growth.

Statement 2 is also correct. Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are known for their extensive coral reef systems and collectively account for a significant portion of the world's coral reefs.

Statement 3 is correct as well. Coral reefs are known to host a higher number of animal phyla compared to tropical rainforests. Coral reefs support a diverse range of marine life, including various species from different animal phyla, making them important centers of biodiversity.


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