2016 was an exciting year for oceanographers with the discovery of a new coral reef. Not just any reef though; this particular reef is destined to alter scientific knowledge, rewriting the textbooks of what we know about these incredible ecosystems.
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It was recently discovered that the world's vertebrate species aren't doing too well at all, with huge declines in populations since 1970. The vast majority of these declines have been driven by human activity, but here are 5 species that have adapted to the new world we've forced onto them:
Climate Cabinet Shake-up, Call For More Outdoor Classrooms and Corals Get a Close Up: 11th July - 17th July 2016
Last week has seen incredible innovations in marine science, a bid to introduce sustainability in schools by making outdoor and nature learning part of the UK cirriculum, and the latest (potentially worrying) post-Brexit happenings in regards to climate change. Here's your weekly news roundup:
Even though coral reefs only cover 2% of the ocean floor, it’s estimated that they support 25% of ocean life and also feed around one billion people, as these habitats are a lifeline for many species, including us, it is saddening to say that they are severely affected by human activity. Within recent decades coral has vanished at alarming rates due to pollution, overfishing, disease and climate change.