Entries in #coralreefs (5)


World Oceans Day 2017: How Vulnerable Are The  Oceans?

As water makes up 70% of the planet you’d think it’d be worth protecting. The seemingly slow response to climate change of the world’s oceans can sometimes fool us into thinking they’re doing fine but are in fact just as vulnerable, if not more so, as land or air.

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World Wildlife Day 2017: The Amazon Coral  Reef

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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5 Species That Humans Forced To Adapt

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:

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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:

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Coral Reefs are rising from their graves

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. 

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