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Published May 2002 - Last Update June 2005
LGVN Oceans - Dying Oceans- Updates

World Coral Reefs Wiped Out by 2050

Nearly all the world's coral reefs will be dead.

Corals, such as those that make up the Great Barrier Reef are dying off at an alarming rate. Corals are delicate living creatures which provide a balanced ecosystem for millions of other interdependent sea creatures For example, The Great Barrier Reef stretches thousands of kilometers along Australia's east coast. Pollution and a change in sea temperature due to global warming are known to be the primary reasons for this continuing disaster.

At The British Association for the Advancement of Science conference in 2002 Rupert Ormand, a marine biologist from the University of Glasgow provided firm evidence that the continuing rise of sea temperatures will wipe out the billions the sea creatures that depend on the corals for habitat and food. And due to the greenhouse effect caused by humans, there is no chance now of reversing the consequences.

Wreckless tourist divers are also causing irreparable damage to the more popular coral reef areas, and coral harvesters for the jewellery industry continue to decimate these delicate sea invironments.
Coral destruction is also caused by an unbalance of the ocean food chain, such as crown of thorns star fish whose numbers have risen dramatically due to the over-fishing of their predators by man.

Like the tropical rain forests on land, mankind's destruction of the sea is causing an often unseen and forgotten life-threatening imbalance of the world's natural biodiversity.

For more "Dying Oceans" articles please go to the LGVN front page and choose from there.

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