Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful, colorful, and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet—but they are also one of the most fragile. Due to a slew of stressors, scientists predict that all coral reefs will be considered “threatened” by 2050. In addition to problems like overfishing, pollution, and climate
Virtual workshop with experts on the subject of “Economic Valuation of the Ecosystem Services of Coral Reefs in the Mesoamerican Reef System (MAR)”
https://oceanfdn.org/virtual-workshop-with-experts-on-the-subject-of-economic-valuation-of-the-ecosystem-services-of-coral-reefs-in-the-mesoamerican-reef-system-mar/Español Stretching nearly 1,000km from the northern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the Caribbean coasts of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, the Mesoamerican Reef System (MAR) is the largest reef system in the Americas and […]
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/the-deep-see-peers-into-the-depthsA new vehicle illuminates life hidden in the ocean twilight zone Original Title: The Deep-See Peers into the Depths Full Text of the Original Article: http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/the-deep-see-peers-into-the-depths
Coral reefs are 50% less able to provide food, jobs, and climate protection than in 1950s, putting millions at risk
https://oceans.ubc.ca/2021/09/17/coral-reefs-are-50-less-able-to-provide-food-jobs-and-climate-protection-than-in-1950s-putting-millions-at-risk/Global coverage of living corals had declined by about half since the 1950s and consequently, the diversity of species had also declined, by more than 60%.