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Breathtaking Underwater Panoramas Capture Beauty, Destruction Of World's Coral Reefs (PHOTOS)


Environment  (tags: science, discovery, corals, humans, environment, ecosystems, nature, GoodNews, water, oceans, habitat, politics, protection )

Cal
- 287 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Catlin Seaview Survey, an effort launched in 2012 as part of the Global Reef Record, aims to make the destruction easier to visualize. Using high-tech underwater cameras (the same ones Google Seaview uses), Catlin has been capturing 360-degree panoram



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John S. (297)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:07 am
Thanks, nice pictures, just wish they were of a more happy nature.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:09 am
Great photos, wish the oceans were healthy now!
 

. (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:12 am
Great pictures, Cal. Thanks for sharing.
 

Carla van der Meer (467)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:12 am
Stunning, thanks.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:33 am
Too many people; too much over-fishing and too much fertilizer and pesticides from factory farm runoffs that increase ocean acidity.
 

Azaima A. (218)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:48 am
heartbreaking
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:49 am
Great photos, Thanks Cal!
However, the fact that 40 percent of the ocean's corals have died in the last 50 years as a result of pollution, destructive fishing and climate change. Continued destruction will invariably have a negative impact on the 500 million people worldwide who rely on reefs for their livelihood and sustenance...
-Is VERY depressing...

 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:52 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:11 am
noted
 

Angela Marshall (14)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:59 am
Lovely photos.
 

Andrea W. (39)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 9:21 am
Fabulous. Thanks for sharing, Cal!
 

Connie O. (40)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 9:41 am
stunning photos...although very distressing to view the coral reefs....the ones I have been to have certainly changed in the past 25 years..wake up people!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:12 am
Noted
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:29 am
Breathtaking & Fabulous; these Panomaras Truly are && above ALL: STILL!! existing!!

Kiitos, Cal ~~
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 11:09 am
DAMMIT!
 

Nimue P. (220)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:03 am
noted
 
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