The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, also known as the Great Mayan Reef, is a large coral reef system located along the Caribbean coast of Central America. It stretches over 1,000 miles from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to the Bay Islands of Honduras, making it the second-largest coral reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The reef system is home to a diverse array of marine life, including many species of coral, fish, turtles, and other animals. It is an important source of food and livelihood for local communities and is also a popular tourist destination. However, the reef system is facing a number of threats, including pollution, overfishing, and climate change, which are threatening its health and survival
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.