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Coral Crisis: 75% of the World's Coral Reefs in Danger--New Report


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, coral, habitatdestruction, habitat, humans, climate-change, climate, wildlife, world, science, nature, research )

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- 3036 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Marine scientists have been warning for years that coral reefs, the most biodiverse ecosystems in the ocean, are facing grave peril



   

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Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 1:56 pm
Sadly noted Cal...
 

Cindy C (125)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 2:01 pm
aww what a shame awww
 

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 2:09 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 4:07 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Philip Heinlein (474)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 4:26 pm
I don't know which is worse, rising sea levels or warmer water temps. Either way, coral reefs are in trouble. And with them go the rich fisheries they make possible.
 

Julia Perry (17)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 5:46 am
Coral reefs are inprotant to our eco system, I do know in the Pacific they are planting new coral reefs but whether that will be enough only time will tell
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 6:07 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Jae A (316)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 7:13 am
The food chain of the oceans are rapidly over turning the order of nature,the results of which I don't really think they know just how catostrophic it could all be in the all to near future.

 

Kari E (5)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 7:36 am
noted, thanks for sharing...it's sad
 

Fallon R (3)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 9:04 am
I wish people would take this kind of thing more seriously. It's a big deal to me anyway.
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 9:40 am
thanks for this post.
 

Harry Schneider (43)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 10:17 am
Sadly noted Cal. It seems humans are to stupid to understand how important a healthy ocean-system is for the world and for our future. The few protesters won`t stop this - ALL have to stand up and kick government asses!
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 11:24 am
Everyone can do their part by leaning away from Oil bi-products and consumer consciousness .
Hopefully we will do enough before its too late.
 

Sue Stubbs (6)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 12:22 pm
noted very sad we need to our part no matter how small it may seem it does make a difference
 

Nancy C (806)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 12:33 pm
Glad that 25% are protected...more work.
 

Virginia N. (1)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 12:54 pm
Floridians know all to well about this problem. We have a beautiful ocean and a gulf being ruined by greed and apathy.Thanks for caring.
 

Susan S (187)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 1:20 pm
Corals are the 'lungs' or the 'rain-forests' of the oceans and this is very serious.
 

Monica D (580)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 2:10 pm
This sounds very bad.
 

Jae A (316)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:00 pm
Harry , when you said .." humans are to stupid to understand how important a healthy ocean-system is for the world and for our future" I think maybe you were being too kind ...makes humans sound almost innocent out of ignorance. They have known for years and years...decades, how important it is and they have just decided to ignore what they know for profits. Nature will clenese the oceans once man has finished it and themselves off for good. That's the only positive thing it can hope for in a few million/billion years if man doesn't blow the planet into fragments before they've finished doing so to it,our wildlife and natural resources. One thing clear they aren't going to stop their oil/coal/natural gas/fracking etc. any time soon to help stops the destruction that humans have ramped up the demands for. Toxic's in everything we eat and drink nearly of which the results of one day soon will result in our being wiped off the face of the earth along with other living creatures. The Corporates and their greed will destroy it all eventually. To date, they are right on schedual and gaining on that goal..maybe even ahead of it. At least that appears to be the case in nations that are Corporate governed, such as the U.S., as it dismantles all safe guards that have been in place that might help slow the destruction down, that Corporate greed has and will continue, at what should be seen as an alarming rate, once that have dismantled the last of those safe guards.
 

Carol C (97)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:05 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

. (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:30 pm
In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands.

They will perish but you remain; they will all wear out like a grament.

You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed.

But you remain the same and your years will never end.
 

Stefano Vescovini (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:53 pm
thanks
 

Tracy G (3)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 5:55 pm
noted. sadly.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 6:24 pm
We are destroying the planet.
 

Ron Avila (20)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 6:30 pm
very sad and scary
 

Star S. (54)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 7:23 pm
thank you for this article. I am very familiar with the problems facing coral reefs as I am involved in tourism,
The first thing that we can do as tourists, is not to buy corals or coral jewellry..and when we visit these reefs to respect them and resist the tempation to take things from the sea floor. We can also resist the urge to pollute the sea by throwing in waste and plastic especially.. This is just for starters,, there is of course a lot more to be done, but by respecting and caring for these reefs on an individual basis will certainly help- then we may possibly be able to save them..
 

Patricia Geller (34)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:44 pm
If we lose the coral reefs we lose our eco-system of the seas.
 

Julie W (33)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 9:35 pm
Goverments are very short-sighted if they can't appreciate that as well as being environmentally important, tourism brings in a lot of income.
 

Colin Hope (201)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 9:51 pm
Sad is an understatement! Are we the only ones who are trying to do something?
 

William Y (54)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 10:10 pm
Humans are doing an excellent job of killing off life on this planet. If this keeps up, he will destroy all life including himself. The planet will survive even if life doesn't. It was here billions of years before we were and will be here billions more after we, humans, are extinct.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday February 25, 2011, 1:06 am
thanks noted
 

Many Feathers (123)
Friday February 25, 2011, 5:45 am
noted thanks Cal
 

Tonya P (6)
Friday February 25, 2011, 6:04 am
noted with a heavy heart
 

Ioana B (132)
Friday February 25, 2011, 9:27 am
Sadly noted.I am so very sorry for our beautiful Planet
 

Lika P (130)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:24 am
If our coral goes, the oceans could die. This is why we need to prevent any more oil spills and other hazards to the oceans.
 
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