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[Ambassador report] Florida's Coral Reefs

by Shreya Chaudhuri | 06-09-2020 14:09 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Coral reefs are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world. They hold an abundance of marine organisms from the tiniest microalgae to the largest parrotfish. To humans, coral reefs sustain the coastal economy. 

Yet, in Florida, the coral reefs are currently disappearing. This is largely attributed to climate change. Since Florida is near the equator which heats up faster than the rest of the world from global warming, the coral reefs suffer the consequences of scorching oceans. This causes coral bleaching, which is the number one reason for disappearing coral reefs. 

Coral bleaching is also indirectly causes by human activities. Florida, a tourist economy, welcomes ocean-related activities to the tourists. However, they are typically not educated on behavior that can potentially harm the coral reefs. For instance, using sunscreen that contains oxybenzone leads to coral bleaching. Perhaps the only solution in this situation is education. Please remember to read up on coral safety before entering the oceans. 

7 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Greetings Shreya!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your report about coral reefs.
    On a global level coral reefs are fading away due to global warming.
    Tuvalu is the most representative place such phenomenon ongoing.
    Chemical components as like oxybenzone can also damage the reefs.
    Appropriate actions involving education is truly needed to protect the coral reefs.

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 11-10-2020 21:08

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings shreya
    I hope you are doing well
    These coral bleaching is very threatening
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 16-09-2020 12:48

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Shreya,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    I have heard a lot about Coral Reefs of Florida. Thank you for highlighting about status of Coral Reef in Florida. Keep Writing

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 08-09-2020 15:20

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Shreya

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Florida's Coral Reefs

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 07-09-2020 22:06

prakriti neupane

  • prakriti neupane says :
    Thank you Shreya for letting us know this .
    Regards
    Prakriti
    Posted 07-09-2020 13:08

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello shreya
    Thank you for sharing information about importance of coral reef.Many people have lack of knowledge about importance of different species.awareness program may be a solution.

    Keep writing such informative report.

    Regards
    Dolma
    Posted 06-09-2020 23:39

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Shreya, this is your mentor WooJoo :)
    I guess this is your first thematic report! :D Good job
    The disappearance, or extinction of coral reefs is happening all around the world.
    I've read a Korean article which states that researchers have found a way to artificially proliferate coral by sexual reproduction, but still more studies are necessary.
    Thank you for sharing your first thematic report, and keep working hard.

    Best regards,
    Posted 06-09-2020 20:36

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