DID YOU KNOW THEFACT THAT OVERTHE LAST 30-40YEARS 80% OFCORAL REEFS IN THECARIBBEAN AND 50%IN INDONESIA ANDTHE PACIFIC OCEANHAVE BEENDESTROYED,MOSTLY BYBLEACHING.GLOBALLY ABOUT 1%OF CORAL IS DYINGOUT EACH YEAR.(THEGUARDIANENVORONMENT PG1)Did you know….?ENVIRONMENT ISSUESPLANET AND CLIMATE CHANGE
IN 1998, THEPRESIDENT OFTHE UNITEDSTATESESTABLISHEDTHE CORAL REEFTASK FORCE(CRTF) TOPROTECT ANDCONSERVECORAL REEFS.THE CRTF ISRESPONSIBLEFOR MAPPINGANDMONITORINGU.S. CORALREEFS;RESEARCHING THE CAUSES OF CORAL REEFDEGRADATION INCLUDINGPOLLUTION ANDOVERFISHING AND FINDINGSOLUTIONS TO THESEPROBLEMS; AND PROMOTINGCONSERVATION AND THESUSTAINABLE USE OF CORALREEFS.According to the National Oceanic andAtmospheric AdministrationThis picture shows the pollution'sthreat for the ocean
There has beena dramaticincrease in boththe frequencyand intensity ofcoral bleachingevents since thelast decade, it isimportant todetermine thecause and, howit is related toclimate changeand to find asolution to solvethe issue.After and before the coral bleachinghappened
For example, the fishing in general, globally-speaking, a lot of our fisheries are eitherexploited to the max if not over-exploited. It's notquite the case in the United States, but lookingworldwide that's certainly the case. As JenniferKross said everything from gear impactsinteracting with the corals as well as the effectsof removing fish off of the reef and that tends toget things off kilter, so if removing the herbivoreswhich keep the algae levels down on the reef, itis causing big shifts in the way that these coralecosystems functionJennifer Koss, theacting directorfor ofNOAA’s Coral ReefConservation Programsaid in an interview onapril 11 2019 that thehealth of coral reefs are not improving butunfortunately it isgetting worse.For instance, the lastsummer recentlyobserved a wholebunch of bleachingevents in the pacificand the Caribbeanthat wereunexpected.She said,there are bleachingevents in both themain islands as wellas Hawaiian Islandsand Guam,Florida, afew places reportedinternationally as welland in the FloridaKeys it is the worstbleaching eventssince 1998.