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Mass Bleaching Closes Major Dive Sites in Coral Triangle

Environment  (tags: environment, coral, bleaching, habitat, nature, protection )

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Mass coral bleaching caused by global warming is threatening the health of the Coral Triangle, a vast marine region that is home to 76 per cent of the world's known corals.


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Carole Cherne (35)
Monday August 2, 2010, 10:27 am
This is a real tragedy of huge proportions. Those who still aren't convinced that we are killing our planet need to wake up fast.

Erin R (181)
Monday August 2, 2010, 11:42 am

Past Member (0)
Monday August 2, 2010, 2:18 pm
Hopefully i wont get kicked off for this comment. But Please Sign Petition,
'Support Coral Reef Conservation Act

Thanks ~Cher~

CherAway C (1424)
Monday August 2, 2010, 2:29 pm

# 217: 2:27 pm PDT, Aug 2, Cher Clarke, Canada

Thnx Borg sweetie!!!


Susan S (187)
Monday August 2, 2010, 2:46 pm
The two largest coral reefs, The Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and the Meso-American reef (Caribbean) are not mentioned in this article. I am going to do some research to find out how global warming is impacting these as well. Countries like Belize are very protective of their coral reef and have sound environmental and ecological practices. Thanks for raising this awareness.

Reinhard B (7)
Monday August 2, 2010, 4:13 pm
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

"Die Größe eines Volkes und seine moralischen Fortschritte können daran gemessen werden, wie es seine Tiere behandelt."

Those who are cruel to animals cannot be righteous human beings.

Wer gegen Tiere grausam ist, kann kein guter Mensch sein.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 2, 2010, 5:32 pm
Global warming is upon us.

Alicia V (181)
Monday August 2, 2010, 6:06 pm
Yeah, upon us. What do we want, medals!?

Star S. (54)
Monday August 2, 2010, 7:39 pm
This really frightening and I am sure that other coral reefs are being affected in a similar way. Another thing we need to do is encourage people not buy coral jewellry- as long as there is a demand for it the coral reefs will be facing attack not only from global warming but man... I was in the tourism business for many years, and I used to urge my clients (the ones visiting tropical islands) not to buy or look for coral jewellry when visiting those places. Even though the sale of coral has been strictly monitored in some countries too many divers and fisherman are removing these beautiful corals. The reefs need to be protected not only from global warming but from man as well. If you have ever had the chance to swim amongst coral reefs you will not what an incredible sensation this is. i cannot imagine the sea without these reefs..

low beng kiat (128)
Monday August 2, 2010, 9:27 pm

Mandy M (13)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 12:21 am
Noted, thank you Cher.

Philippa P (154)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 12:40 am
Incredibly tragic.

nobo dy (24)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 1:17 am

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 1:39 am
added signature #219 to the petition.TY Cher.

Nikolas K (94)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 2:04 am
I believe its not global warming but the oil and similar pollutants that is causing this problem. Those who promote that its global warming are the same people who will profit from the taxes generated by the people accepting the global warming scam.

gail dair (0)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 2:11 am
Noted ty

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 4:59 am
I dont know what to say, we seem like we cant just leave mother nature alone.

ChanTlalok Rain C (363)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 12:10 pm
Mille grazie, for the info. This article made me reflect back on Native prophecies how the white man and his way of life ($$$$$) will destroy most the Mother Earths inhabitants.

Linda G (187)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 12:38 pm
Coral reefs are being attacked in all areas including the Carribean and the Australian Great Barrier Reef. As a scuba diver, I have been privileged to dive around the coral reefs and their inhabitants and it is profoundly moving. There are many causes for reef destruction. While global warming is one, so is all the pollution we are dumping into our oceans and those divers who break off reef for souveniers.
It will take great awareness,perservance, protection and change if we hope to save our oceans and ourselves.

Luisa Fox (144)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 3:02 pm
This earth has been entrusted in our care, and like a dysfunctional bad parent, we are doing a very bad job of protecting. But, It's never too late. With awareness, petitioning our governments and local officials, teaching our children respect for Mother Earth, to flora and fauna, our oceans and it's inhabitants, we must do all we can do to make things right before we leave a little to be proud of to the next generation.

Adelante amigos y amigas...

Jessie H (75)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 3:08 pm
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 4:46 pm

Melissah C (389)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 4:56 pm

Tamara WILLIAMS (176)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 10:18 pm
thanks for the post the story was very interesting. signed petition and noted story

Alamzeb Khan (401)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 7:33 am

Judith C (159)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 4:39 pm

Patricia C (96)
Thursday August 5, 2010, 11:23 am
This is very disturbing and sad. Noted Cher, and # 221 on Borg's posted petition.
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