coral diseases

One-Fifth of the World's Corals Are Dead: Climate Change to Blame

One-Fifth of the World's Corals Are Dead: Climate Change to Blame

TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 10, 2008 (ENS) – The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status issued today. Climate change is considered the biggest threat to coral reefs. The main climate threats, such as increasing sea surface temperatures and ocean acidification, are…

Human Activities Endangering Caribbean Coral Reefs

Human Activities Endangering Caribbean Coral Reefs

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – Coral reefs in the Caribbean are being degraded by human activities – coastal development, fishing, pollution, and agricultural land use – according to a new study of 322 sites across 13 countries throughout the region. “The continuing degradation of coral reefs may be soon beyond repair,…