Comments on: Coral erodes off Taiwan as divers take it home Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: NE Diver Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:01:40 +0000 They don’t know any better – it’s the job of the dive companies to educate these novice divers. Sure, the coral looks colorful underwater, but give it ten minutes at the surface and it bleaches white and starts to smell something awful. Most of the coral these people are taking will just be left on the beach to rot in the sun.