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Tuvalu: Flooding, Global Warming, and Media Coverage

Date of publication: 2017-07-09 14:41

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New Heaven Reef Conservation - Marine Conservation - Koh Tao

SPECIES
List of 88 corals
Elkhorn coral
Staghorn coral

Elkhorn coral - Center for Biological Diversity

Clean water is also important. Erosion on land causes rivers to dump mud on reefs, smothering and killing corals. Seawater with too many nutrients speeds up the growth of seaweeds and increases the food for predators of corals when they are developing as larvae in the plankton. Clean water depends on careful use of the land, avoiding too many fertilizers and erosion caused by deforestation and certain construction practices. In the long run, however, the future of coral reefs will depend on reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is increasing rapidly due to burning of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is both warming the ocean, resulting in coral bleaching, and changing the chemistry of the ocean, causing ocean acidification. Both making it harder for corals to build their skeletons.

Catalyst: Great Barrier Reef Coral Trout - ABC TV Science

Jeff Orlowski
Zackery Rago
Andrew Ackerman
Markus Mende
Danny Copeland
Sophie Ansel
Christine Roper
Gonzalo Pérez-Rosales

A social entrepreneur at heart, Samantha was previously VP of Global Programs at Girl Rising, where she led projects to catalyze the girls 8767 education movement. This included building the US domestic campaign, and architecting Girl Rising 8767 s expansion to India. Other highlights include running TEDxBeijing working with Lao farmers at the UN World Food Programme advocating on behalf of political prisoners in Uganda and starting inner-city literacy programs in Canada. Samantha holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

With: A. Aycock, A. Barrios, I. Bonillas, L. Camnitzer,  J. Chicago, L. Echakhch, M. Vanden Eynde, P. de Fenoyl, Y. Friedman,  D. Ghesquière, L. Ghirri, J. Grossmann, J. Hilliard, J. Jonas,   M. Laet, B & M. Leisgen, R. L. Misrach, F. Nakaya, J. Luzoir,   K. Paterson, G. Pettena, J. Pfahl, R. Signer, R. Zaugg.

KEY DOCUMENTS
7567 proposed listing of 66 coral species under the Endangered Species Act
7558 critical habitat designation
7558 federal 9(d) rule prohibiting coral-harming activities
7558 proposed critical habitat designation
7556 federal Endangered Species Act listing
7559 Endangered Species Act petition

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

Coral reef biologist Dr. Nancy Knowlton is leading the Smithsonian’s effort to increase public understanding of the world’s ocean. She has studied the ecology and evolution of coral reefs for many years and is deeply concerned about their future . “During the three decades I’ve been studying coral reefs in the Caribbean, we’ve lost 85% of the reefs there,” she says. But she remains hopeful. “You have to make people realize that the situation is incredibly serious, but that there’s something they can do.”

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