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THREATS TO THE CORAL OF THE MESOAMERICAN REEF

THREATS TO THE CORAL OF THE MESOAMERICAN REEF

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  1. THREATS TO THE CORAL OF THE MESOAMERICAN REEF NICOLE GRAINGER

  2. The Mesoamerican Reef 225 million years 1 000 kilometers 65 species of stony coral 500 species of fish

  3. Coral Threats Global Warming Fishing Overfishing Cyanide Fishing • Severe storms • High temperatures • Coral bleaching

  4. Global Warming

  5. Global Warming: Storms • Increased intensity • Run-off

  6. Global Warming: Coral Bleaching • Sudden drops or elevations in temperature • Stress-induced

  7. Fishing

  8. Caused by industry expansions • Biodiversity support • Domino effect Over Fishing

  9. Spraying sodium cyanide • 75% mortality of organisms in 48 hours • Slows photosynthesis in zooxanthellae Cyanide-Fishing

  10. Solutions • Protected areas management • Addressing climate change • Safeguarding watersheds

  11. Bibliography • Hurricanes and global warming devastate Caribbean coral reefs. (n.d.). the Guardian. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jan/24/climatechange • Is Global Warming Making Hurricanes Worse?. (n.d.). Daily Nature and Science News. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0804_050804_hurricanewarming.html • Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. (n.d.). Playa del Carmen Travel Guide. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from http://www.aboutplayadelcarmen.com/playadelcarmen/mesoamerican-barrier-reef.asp • Overfishing. (n.d.). See The Sea. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from http://see-the-sea.org/topics/commerce/overfishing.htm • WWF - Mesoamerican Reef. (n.d.). World Wildlife Fund - Wildlife Conservation, Endangered Species Conservation. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/wherewework/mesoamericanreef/index.html