This is what you get when you create a marine protected area – a beautiful and vibrant coral reef. Check out this video of Cuba’s most spectacular MPA – the Gardens of the Queen. Around a chain of islands 50 miles off the coast of Cuba, these waters are home to some of the most spectacular coral reefs on earth. Teaming with sharks, Goliath grouper, and coral galore, this is what a healthy coral reef should look like. Since protection, the number of fish has increased 20 – 30%, proof that MPAs really do work.