Report Shows Coral Reefs In U.S. In Danger Of Disappearing

July 8, 2008

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hash conducted an investigation showing that coral reefs in the U.S. are being severely threatened..Washington (ChattahBox) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hash conducted an investigation showing that coral reefs in the U.S. are being severely threatened.

The report was revealed on Monday morning and was debated at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. What they found was that 90% of all coral reefs in the U.S. have been killed off.

The reasons blamed include diseases, bleaching, and hurricanes.

Though hurricanes are man-made, the disease spread and bleaching have been linked to pollution caused by humans, as well as global warming.

On top of that, it was revealed that marine life in the Caribbean Oceans and Pacific Ocean are at an all-time-low due to human factors.

As quoted by USA Today, NOAA’s Timothy Keeney, co-chair of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force stated “Humans are the most invasive species of all.”

Researchers are calling for immediate action to help out marine life.


Comments

One Response to “Report Shows Coral Reefs In U.S. In Danger Of Disappearing”

  1. Jay on July 8th, 2008 4:13 pm

    Hurricanes are man-made? Dang that’s crazy. Why didn’t we use them in Iraq?

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