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Florida’s coral reefs some of the world’s most endangered

Something's going wrong with many of the ocean’s coral reefs. It’s difficult for land dwellers to see the impact climate change and other negative forces have, but the results have been devastating.
File photo: Endangered Elkhorn coral, Looe Key, Florida
CARE2.COM  |  CARE2.COM    |   08-24-2013
Florida’s coral reef is just one of several coral reefs around the world that have been greatly impacted including the Great Barrier Reef, Southeast Asia’s coral reefs, Sir Lankan coral reefs, the Caribbean coral reefs and Kingman Reef off the coast of Honolulu.
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Data collected from over a 100 stations throughout the Florida Keys indicates a 44 percent decline in the coverage of coral from 1996 through 2005, as reported by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Florida’s reefs are falling victim to overfishing, marine tourism and an unsustainable growth of the state’s population. Beach restoration projects to support coastal growth and development have had a severe impact on the reefs located across much of the state’s waters.

The global coral conservation initiative and team of scientists, Caitlin Seaview Survey, pioneered in Queensland, Australia, has created an infographic in hopes of spreading awareness of the issues of coral reef decline, ocean acidification and the importance of coral reefs to the general public. Readers can get more information and download the poster here: www.catlinsearviewsurvey.com.

Partnered by title sponsor and global insurance company, Caitlin Group, Catlin Seaview Survey is working with the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland in Australia and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego, USA.

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Primary source ► CARE2.COM
Further reading ► www.catlinsearviewsurvey.com
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