Posts Tagged ‘dangerous’

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today we have for you new-old word: new in our EcoDictionary, old on our blog, cause we were writing a lot about it: HERE, HERE and HERE. Oh, HERE as well. Popular topic:).

Maybe you can explain this word without our help?

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If it comes to the destruction of coral reefs, are we truly aware of what’s the cause? 😉

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What can we do to prevent coral reefs from dying? TEDEducation covers that problem in his video, explaining the importance of making many little, separated reef parks and how to save the animals without stripping people of their fishing areas.

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Recently we spoke about climate changes affecting life in coral reefs. This time, however, scientists agreed that fish have abilities to adapt to changing conditions.
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According to recently published articles in scientific press, overall climate change caused coral reef to collapse during last few thousands of years. Because of naturally shifting climate zones, the growth of reef in the eastern Pacific ceased for around 2,500 years. But because of the increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, this climatic change gets faster, which causes reefs to decay faster than usual.
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This is the result of research done using small aluminium pipes stuck into dead coral reef and then by examining the geological history of the reef.

Now the reefs at coasts of Panama are slowly disappearing. Eologists say, that climate changing often destroys reefs, but since industrial waste got into atmosphere and the ocean, this collapse will come faster and will be more devastative, without natural balance.
Remember that coral reefs are home of many different species of underwater life.
Even though they are being damaged, ecologists stay optimistic. “Coral reefs used to prove that they are resilient and can endure many different environmental ups and downs“, they say.

Found on http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120705181241.htm
Anyone volunteer to help saving the reef? 😉

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