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As for coral reefs growing faster than expected, I wouldn't say so. Due to global warming and slight increases in water temperatures, many reefs are dieing. If you were to SCUBA dive one of these, you'd find vast areas of 'bleaching." When the coral dies, it turns white. You'd find almost nothing alive in these areas. I believe many parts of the Great Barrier Reef are experiencing this. It really is very sad to see. Just thought everyone should know.
As for the danger of the sharks, that is a real concern. Some species of sharks that live around reefs are known to be agressive. But, I think the real danger would be the liferaft also hitting the reef and being torn to shreds.
I'm glad everyone made it out OK!