Did you know coral reefs in the ocean do more than provide habitat for aquatic wildlife? Life-saving medicines have been found in coral reefs that help combat cancer and other diseases. One way to help protect coral reefs from harm is to take small actions at home and when you travel near oceans. If you snorkel, don't touch the reefs, and do not anchor a boat anywhere near them, too. At home, choose organic and eco-friendly fertilizers for your lawn and garden. Even if you live far away from an ocean, chemical fertilizers can still get into water and travel into the ocean, which can dramatically impact coral reefs.