31 July 2008

John Bruno and Elizabeth Selig confirmed that this coverage is decreasing by 1% per year for the studied period. In comparison, the Amazonian forest “only” disappears at a rate of 0.4% per year.The dramatic consequence of the regression of the coral is that, in 2003, only half of the coral living in 1980 is still alive.
This indicates that the disappearing rate has drastically increased for the last 20 years.
There is an even more alarming result with a decrease of the coral reefs by 1.5% per year with the possibly of totally disappearing within few years.

adapted from:www.myclimatechange.net

29 July 2008

save the coral reefs

Pollution and rising sea temperatures are slowly destroying coral reefs in many parts of the world. Even the world biggest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef which is visible from space is slowly being destroyed.

Save the coral reefs for the younger generation to come.