Gallery: The Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Could Soon Be Extinct

 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released a report saying that the Caribbean’s iconic reefs are in sharp decline, with live coral coverage down to an average of just eight percent. Shockingly, due to overfishing, pollution, disease and bleaching caused by rising global temperatures, that is down 50% from what it was in the 1970s.

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  1. feline74 September 12, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Are there cooler areas which don’t have their own coral species? If so, I wonder if samples could be transplanted from their current areas.

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