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Coral Reefs May Need “Radical Intervention” to Avoid Total Destruction

by 4Ocean Team March 02, 2018

Coral Reefs May Need “Radical Intervention” to Avoid Total Destruction

Some the world's leading scientists are saying it’s time to consider making ‘radical interventions’ to save the world's coral reefs. The coral bleaching events of the last few years have left many shocked as they are described as the ‘longest, most widespread, and possibly the most damaging” on record.

 

A committee, formed by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, made of the nations top coral researchers is considering a wide range of solutions to the crisis and has already began a two year project to assess the risks and benefits of different interventions strategies.

Rising global temperatures have been linked with coral bleaching. Scientists are proposing solutions ranging from genetic modification to geo-engineering the atmosphere in an effort to cool the reefs down. Coral reefs are found in oceans around the world but most reef-building corals cannot tolerate ocean water temperatures below 64° Fahrenheit (18° Celsius). Many grow optimally in water temperatures between 73° and 84° Fahrenheit 

  

A study posted in the journal Scientific Reports predicts that at the current rate of bleaching, 99 percent of the coral reefs will be affected within the century while others estimate that 90 percent of world's coral reefs will be dead by 2050.

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4Ocean has dedicated itself to conserving the ocean and beaches with year round beach cleanups and dives as well as a fleet of boats on the ocean seven days a week pulling trash. Every month this year, we have partnered with a different organization to support a different cause. This March, we have partnered with the Coral Restoration Foundation

Help conserve the coral reefs while also removing a pound of trash from the ocean! Click HERE to get your Limited Edition Coral Reef 4Ocean Bracelet!



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