Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Can Coral Reefs Survive Global Warming? - Undercurrent, January 2007

Can Coral Reefs Survive Global Warming? - Undercurrent, January 2007:

from the January, 2007 issue of Undercurrent

In just the last year, the scientific community produced a plethora of studies that have quashed any lingering doubt - global warming is here, and it is damaging the ocean.

This just confirms what many divers have seen with their own eyes. Bleached-out corals used to be a rarity. Now the ghostly white skeletons of dead or dying corals are a common sight in the Florida Keys, throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean, around Pacific Island and even in the most remote Pacific coral atolls. Last summer, hot water caused the worst coral bleaching ever observed in reefs from Florida to Panama.

For more information about what you can do to save the reefs, contact these organizations:

Environmental Defense:
www.environmentaldefense.org
www.fightglobalwarming.com

Global Warming Undo It: www.undoit.org
Stop Global Warming: www.stopglobalwarming.org
Coral Reef Alliance: www.coral.org
Reef Relief: www.reefrelief.org
Seacology: www.seacology.org

Long strands of dull, gray-green algae and seaweeds now dominate reefs once alive with colorful corals and other organisms that build the structures that have supported reefs for thousands of years. Corals and the many other reef species"

Can Coral Reefs Survive Global Warming? - Undercurrent, January 2007:

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