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The Disappearing Coral Reef. Healthy Reef : biodiversity, brightly colored healthy coral Dead/Dying Reef : coral bleaching, limited flora and fauna (wait for video to load). Carysfort Reef. 1975. 1985. So, Why Are Reefs Important. Densest and most varied ecosystem on Earth

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Healthy Reef : biodiversity, brightly colored healthy coral

Dead/Dying Reef : coral bleaching, limited flora and fauna

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so why are reefs important
So, Why Are Reefs Important
  • Densest and most varied ecosystem on Earth
  • Rain Forest of the ocean
  • Home to 25% of all marine life
  • Beginning of the marine food chain
  • Coral Reefs cover only 0.07% - 0.2% of ocean floor
and the problem is
And the Problem Is?
  • 27% have been lost
  • 60% are at serious risk
  • 32% could be lost in next 20 years
  • It’s predicted that in as little as 50 years ALL coral reefs could be dead
natural coral reefs of florida
Natural Coral Reefs of Florida

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/habitats/coral.htm

coral bleaching
Coral Bleaching

www.gbrmpa.gov.au

www.science.uts.edu.au

what s killing the coral
What’s Killing the Coral
  • Natural Stressors
    • Diseases
      • Black Band
      • White Band
      • White Plague
      • Aspergillosis
    • Predators
      • Diadema (urchins)
      • COTs (starfish)
      • Drupella (snail)
    • Weather Events
localized anthropogenic stressors
Localized Anthropogenic Stressors

(That’s things we do)

  • Boating
  • Fishing
    • Overfishing
    • Poisoning/Bombing
  • Collecting
    • Tropical Fish
    • Coral Mining
  • Diving
  • Devastation of Mangrove Forests
global stressors
Global Stressors
  • Silting
  • Fertilizer Run-off
  • Effluent Discharge
  • Industrial Pollution
  • Global Warming
    • Increased sea temperature
    • Increased ocean depth
what s being done on a global scale
What’s Being Done on a Global Scale
  • 2008 declared International Year of the Reef
  • 2006 – Bush designated 140,000 Sq Mi off Hawaii as a National Marine Sanctuary
  • International Coral Reef Initiative
what can i do
What can I do?
  • Educate yourself and your friends
  • Reduce your CO2 footprint
  • Become an informed consumer
  • Become active in reef protection/restoration organizations
      • http://www.reefrelief.org/
      • http://www.seacology.org/
      • http://www.coralreef.gov/
      • http://www.projectaware.org
credits and references
Credits and References
  • Video compliments of: http://www.reefvid.org
  • http://www.solcomhouse.com/greatbarrierreef.htm
  • http://www.reefcheck.org
  • http://www.reef.org
  • http://www.coral.org
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