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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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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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