|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 first Blood Kelp Zone, the Floating Island, 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.
It also houses its own cave system, the Deep Sparse Reef.
The Sparse Reef is composed of relatively flat areas covered by green mounds, scattered with Brain 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, under the Floating Island and near the Grand Reef. Found within these spires is a small entrance to the Grand Reef Caves.
Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.
- 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.