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SAVE OUR CORAL REEFS

Updated on November 20, 2009

WHAT IS A CORAL REEF

When you think of coral reefs most of us believe that its plant life under the ocean,oh but That's so incorrect , most reefs aragonite structures made by living organisms, found in Oceanic waters That contain very few nutrients, the major of organisms colonial Cnidarians ,stony corals, which Supports vast variety of plants and animal life, most of the Common reefs live in warm tropical Oceans, but there are some small coral reefs as you get Deeper, in colder water, but are on a Much smaller scale.

dying reefs
dying reefs
reefs in distress
reefs in distress
CAUSED BY BLEACHING
CAUSED BY BLEACHING
CORAL THAT HAS BROKEN APART.
CORAL THAT HAS BROKEN APART.

LETS SAVE OUR REEFS

In 1998 was a disaster for coral reefs, almost a forth of coral reefs died around the world,these Large productive and various,species play a huge roll in our ecosystems, which supply Territory to whopping 25 % of marinelife, these reefs start to die due to temperatures rising.

Immediate environmental action has to be taken before its too late,there was incredible idea That was first delveloped by an architect named (MR. Hilbertz) designed for new construction Materials , and was later turned into a coral life saving system,for reproducing coral , by using Electricity to suck stone out of water.

This creates conditions which will allow the coral to reproduce about four time faster than Normal, its call mineral accretion.just an amazing ideas that can to help our precious reefs.

Did you know that coral protects our land from erosion and sometimes pieces of coral break Off Reefs and wash up along our shore lines this produces white sandy beaches ,that we have All Come to love, this is done due to bleach in the reefs, which can starve a coral reef and Soon After killing the reef all together ,just by the temperature rising by one degree or more.

Global warming has the biggest effect on our reefs, the EL NINO weather sparked a disaster of Coral-bleaching ever observed ,turning once healthy reefs into dying reefs. a large number of Reefs were lost in just one year due to this herferic climate change.

HOW CAN WE SAVE OUR CORAL REEFS

A vast majority of the world depend on healthy coral reefs,for tourism and food,but there are many causes of reefs dying off today ,and a few of them are from, overfishing, local pollution, And just plan Igrantance on our part, that play a huge roll in our oceans,but the biggest contribution is climate change ,due to carbon dioxide that's absorbed from the atmosphere.

When oceans absorb carbon it becomes more acidic,and damages a huge amount of marine life from lobsters to plankton,and even some see grass, which so many marine life depend on Feeding and reproducing, in coral reef areas

Mostly half of the worlds reefs are still healthy today, but if there aren't serious changes from And environmental standpoint,then there is a good chance we could lose most of our healthy reefs.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS WE CAN HELP SAVE OUR HEALTHY CORAL REEFS

* Play are roll in supporting oceans, rivers, and coral reefs, its very important to have clean water everywhere.

* If you ever visit coral reefs practice safe diving techniques never touch or pick anything from a reef,also using your anchor, be sure there no reefs below that could be damaged from the anchor.

* Conserve water the less water use the less waste water will run off into our oceans, and pollute them.

* Begin a group that is willing to help clean up garbage and pollutants near our shore lines, that can harm reefs and other sea life.

* Try using organic fertilizers in your lawns and gardens, some pesticides can travel great distances to our oceans , and danger our reefs and sea life.

* Even something simple like planting a tree can help save our oceans they can change the effect of global warming, planting more trees can help reverse the global warming.

* Write to your local government and ask them to take action on the coral reef protection, to stop the sewage polluting water from entering our oceans,and help stop the coral reef crisis.

* Build wastewater gardens in community, schools and homes.

* Think twice before you throw trash on a shoreline, just think of the long term effect you will have on our ocean, for every piece of trash that reaches our ocean.

These are a few simple ways we can help make a huge impact on our coral reefs and ocean life,now is the time to stand up and take action.

LET'S CHANGE OUR REEFS BACK TO THE THE HEALTHY REEFS BELOW

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      poblador 7 years ago

      as of now we are in the implementation of our marine protected area and this is our way to protect our corals and give shelter to our fish

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      july 7 years ago

      i want to have a song or a rap song in saving coral reefs

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      wildsurgg 7 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      That sounds like a good idea

      wildsurgg

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      peacelovehappy 7 years ago

      that is a great idea

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      pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ..worth reading...very sensible hub! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      soon the people of asia will take all our fish and there will be nothing left, after all of theirs is gone.

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      Rob 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Excellent hub! The topic of the coral reef crisis isn't discussed nearly enough.

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      blessie 5 years ago

      it is my assignment in science!!!!!!!!!

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      nelson 5 years ago

      wow so beautifu

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      i love reefs 5 years ago

      can you like our page? http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-step-towards-chang... thank you so much.. SAVE THE CORAL REEFS. =)

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      ashley 5 years ago

      it is my assignment in SCIENCE too..........

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      Zaldy Bernabe 5 years ago

      hahaha

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      jonalyn 5 years ago

      dapat mahalin natin ang kalikasan

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      raselle 5 years ago

      hahahaahah!!!!!

      i used this for my science assignment too!!! hahahah!!!

      but it really is a good idea,look what coral reefs do for marine animals and for us!

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      saf 5 years ago

      it says the twice in LET'S CHANGE OUR REEFS BACK TO THE THE HEALTHY REEFS BELOW

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      Larina 5 years ago

      Thank u for info helped with my geography assement

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      Andrea Paulino 5 years ago

      I am very intrested about this I LOVE IT

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      The beauty of the coral reef is breathtaking. Thanks for the information and I will pass on the simple things we can do such as plant trees to make a difference.

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      Michael Jibas 5 years ago

      wow! nice description. Like it:P

      Come and visit Marshall Islands?

      it a lot of reef and many many more!

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      wowwowowowowowowo 4 years ago

      its beautiful.

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      Shomomomo 4 years ago

      Iam Interested To This!

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      ilonah 4 years ago

      ay sa wakas

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      azel 4 years ago

      thanks po makakatulong po ito sa jouranal ko at naturuan nyo ako na iligtas ang coral reefs.

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      azel 4 years ago

      thanks po makakatulong po ito sa journal ko at naturuan nyo ako na iligtas ang coral reefs.

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      rhygem love lela 4 years ago

      thanks guys it really helps me!

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      c24 4 years ago

      this website is also very interesting!!

      https://sites.google.com/site/coralrestorationfoun...

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