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pollution. Cleaning endeavors can be employed on areas already polluted. Naturally occuring or deliberately introduced microorganisms can break down the pollutants; hence cleaning up the site, a process reffered to as bioremediation (Santos, H. F. et al., 2015). Industrial wastewater treatment can be done on industrial discharge before it is released to the environment. Sediment control practices can be applied in farms to prevent contaminated soil from washing off to rivers and other water bodies. It has been quite clear that coral reefs have been endangered, especially by some human activities,. Thus, certain measures should be instilled to guarantee their conservation. The responsible governing bodies can limit access to these coral reefs so as to avoid damage, and unlawful capture of some of the marine species. This can be done through the issuing of permits. Also, there is need to educate individuals on the importance of coral reefs and the various ways through which they can protect them. Therefore, if the above measures are implemented, then there is a chance for future discoveries being made on these coral reefs, especially the newly discovered reef on the Amazon.
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This essay was uploaded on 06/23/2016 for the course HRD 2114 taught by Professor Mrmutua during the Fall '15 term at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

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