Posts in Coral Reefs
Change: Coral Reefs

The past couple weeks we have explored the devastating effects of coral bleaching on our reefs. From marine life, to ourselves, the loss of the reefs will bring many difficult consequences for our planet in the near future. As challenging as it is to accept the idea that global coral bleaching is a result of human activity, we must embrace it and move forward with action. This week Saving Blue will be sharing what YOU can do to participate in preserving our reefs. Here’s what you can do to get started.

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Caring: Coral Reefs

Last Wednesday, we explored the issue of a catastrophic event taking place right now, all over our oceans: global coral bleaching.  As mentioned in last week’s post, by 2050 scientists anticipate the death of 90% of all coral reefs, worldwide. For many of us this issue is out of sight, out of mind and it is hard to imagine the loss of a species that many of us have never actually seen.  But unfortunately the death of this species will have a massive global impact on both those who are near and far from our waters.

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Knowing: Coral Reefs

Coral reefs: the city, the rainforest, the heart of the underwater world of our planet. While reefs take up less than one quarter of one percent of the ocean floors, they are home to at least 25% of all marine life. Essentially, that's two million species of marine life that are found on, in or around coral. Coral reefs are symbolic for the color, health and life of our oceans...and yet, they are rapidly disappearing.

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