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DID YOU KNOW THE FACT THAT OVER THE LAST 30-40 YEARS 80% OF CORAL REEFS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND 50% IN INDONESIA AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, MOSTLY BY BLEACHING. GLOBALLY ABOUT 1% OF CORAL IS DYING OUT EACH YEAR.(THE GUARDIAN ENVORONMENT PG1) Did you know….? ENVIRONMENT ISSUES PLANET AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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IN 1998, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ESTABLISHED THE CORAL REEF TASK FORCE (CRTF) TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE CORAL REEFS. THE CRTF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAPPING AND MONITORING U.S. CORAL REEFS; RESEARCHING THE CAUSES OF CORAL REEF DEGRADATION INCLUDING POLLUTION AND OVERFISHING AND FINDING SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS; AND PROMOTING CONSERVATION AND THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF CORAL REEFS. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This picture shows the pollution's threat for the ocean
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There has been a dramatic increase in both the frequency and intensity of coral bleaching events since the last decade, it is important to determine the cause and, how it is related to climate change and to find a solution to solve the issue. After and before the coral bleaching happened
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For example, the fishing in general, globally- speaking, a lot of our fisheries are either exploited to the max if not over-exploited. It's not quite the case in the United States, but looking worldwide that's certainly the case. As Jennifer Kross said everything from gear impacts interacting with the corals as well as the effects of removing fish off of the reef and that tends to get things off kilter, so if removing the herbivores which keep the algae levels down on the reef, it is causing big shifts in the way that these coral ecosystems function Jennifer Koss, the acting directorfor of NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program said in an interview on april 11 2019 that the health of coral reefs are not improving but unfortunately it is getting worse. For instance, the last summer recently observed a whole bunch of bleaching events in the pacific and the Caribbean that were unexpected.She said, there are bleaching events in both the main islands as well as Hawaiian Islands and Guam,Florida, a few places reported internationally as well and in the Florida Keys it is the worst bleaching events since 1998.
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