|This article is about the Sparse Reef. You may be looking for the Deep Sparse Reef.|
The Sparse Reef is a biome located southwest of Lifepod 5, bordering one of the Grassy Plateaus, the Blood Kelp Trench, the Sea Treader's Path and the Grand Reef. As its name implies, this area is very sparse and is home to a few types of small fauna and flora.
The Sparse Reef is composed of relatively flat areas covered by green mounds scattered with Table Coral as well as large fissures where most of the Bioluminescent flora inhabit, notably the Eye Stalks.
There are also spire-like structures found along the border of the Sparse Reef next to the Grassy Plateaus, and near the Grand Reef. Found within these spires is a small entrance to the Grand Reef Caves, towards the Southeast.
The main hazard in the Sparse Reef are the small clusters of Tiger Plants found in the deeper potions of the biome that can cause heavy damage to unaware players.
Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.
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- The voice of Donald Trump saying "China" is featured in the soundtrack of the Sparse Reef. Listen closely to the song above at 1:18 and 1:04.
- Audio artist Simon "kamakazi" Chylinski tweeted about this in January 2016.