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Preserve Coral Reefs. An Urgent Situation. Coral Reefs important to both aquatic and human life Habitat to 1/3 of all marine fish Support entire economies Protect coastlines Est. by 2040 almost all dead Devastated by pollution/waste disposal

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Preserve coral reefs

Preserve Coral Reefs


An urgent situation

An Urgent Situation

  • Coral Reefs important to both aquatic and human life

    • Habitat to 1/3 of all marine fish

    • Support entire economies

    • Protect coastlines

  • Est. by 2040 almost all dead

    • Devastated by pollution/waste disposal

    • Destroyed by over fishing and destructive fishing practices

    • Damaged by careless tourists


A major part of marine life

A Major part of Marine Life

  • Diverse Ecosystem

    • Approx. 1/3 of all marine fish species found in coral reefs

    • Seabirds

    • Invertebrates


Protect coastlines

Protect Coastlines

  • Form barrier between waves and coast

    • Protect shoreline from erosion

    • Keep small islands intact

    • Help shelter coasts form ocean storms +floods


Supports numerous economies

Supports numerous Economies

  • Provide Jobs

    • Tour guides

    • Fishers

    • Scientists

    • preservation

  • Feed populations

    • Feed 40 ml. people a year

    • Food source for island communities

  • Billion dollar industry

    • Many economies depend on tourism industry


Solution

Solution

Create more coral reef state parks

Educate tourists on how to avoid harming reefs

Stricter fishing laws


Citations

Citations:

"Conservation." Aquaitc Life of the World. 2. Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001. Print.

Fuhrmann, Andrew. "Coral Reef Preservation." Tropical Ecosystems. N.p., 6/11/04. Web. 20 Apr 2010. <http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/fieldcourses04/PapersMarineEcologyArticles/CoralReefPreservation.html>.

"Natural Preservation." Aquaitc Life of the World. 6. Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001. Print.

Nevin, . "Coral to be Cryogenically Frozen for the Future.” AquaViews Online Scuba Magazine 28/10/09: n. pag. Web. 2o Apr 2010.


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