* Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps are like...
The Advantages of Coral Reef for Human
Coral reefs are among the most ancient of earth`s natural wonders. It is because they are the most biologically diverse ecosystem
on the planet. Coral reefs are second only to the great rain forest of the
world. Coral reefs are aptly and often referred...
Endangerment of Coral Reefs
Bernardshan (Ben) Mohan
SC/NATs 1840 Science, Technology and the Environment
November 25, 2009
Coral reefs are considered to be the rainforest of the oceans and arguably the most beautiful habitat in the world. Coral reefs are underwater...
Case Study: St. Lucia/Caribbean – a study of coral reefs under threat
1a) The main area where coral reefs are found is in the Indo-Pacific region. It can be divided into an eastern and western region. The eastern sub-region includes the Red Sea, the western part of the Indian Ocean and the eastern...
tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide priceless resources to both human and marine life. The leading natural cause of destruction among the coral reefs is global warming. Other natural causes are earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons. The destruction to the coral reefs from these natural...
Decline of Coral Reefs
Thesis Statement: Caribbean waters which contains coral reefs, one of the world’s most stunning, interesting and dynamic ecosystems, is diminishing rapidly due to pollution, overfishing and climate change.
I. Pollution has greatly led to the decline in coral reefs.
way is the environmental issues. Some of these problems consist of things like global warming, renewable energy, biodiversity, and recycling. Most people are starting to realize that if we keep going how we are going and don’t try to fix anything now, the problems are just going to keep getting bigger...
Island, Lake Manyara, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Located just a few miles off the main island of Zanzibar Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve harboring extremely rare and endangered animals (Chumbe Island, 2014). All buildings and operations...
Arrhenius. The Global Warming issue is a serious problem, its discovery caused different responses and marked the starting point where the way that people think and act will be philosophically and socially affected in order to create a “green” attitude towards the Earth. Here is how it works; before the...
has been recognized and distinguished as harmful and deleterious to planet Earth since middle of the 20th century. Now, in the twenty first century, people are slowly showing signs of actions towards this issue from electric powered cars to converting natural resources to usable energy. But these progressive...
a lot of different things. Some people use it for leisure activities such as swimming or relaxing at the beach, some use it to pursue careers such as surfing, and others thrive off of it for business such as transportation. Even though all of these are true many people do not know about science behind...
June 11, 1910 and died on June 25, 1997. Cousteau was born to an upper class family and lived a luxurious childhood. His father was a lawyer for many people including a billionaire. Cousteau had always been interested in water, films and machines since he was a little boy. At the age of 13 he started film...
English 2 Honors
31 May 2011
What is Coral bleaching? Coral bleaching is the whitening of corals due to expulsion or death of the protozoa’s pigment. The corals that form the structure of reef ecosystems of tropical seas depend upon a symbiotic relationship with...
For the last 10,000 years, the Earth's climate has been tremendously important to mankind. Today, nevertheless, major changes are taking place. People are performing an unintentional global experiment by changing the face of the entire planet. We are wiping out the ozone layer, which permits life...
perspective on the global environment. Some go to great lengths, literally, to climb Kilimanjaro, snorkel around the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, or lie around on the exotic beaches of Southeast Asia. So they are among the first to notice when things in the environment are not how they are suppose...
Review of the Literature
What are Coral Reefs?
Coral reefs are said to be the foundation for many marine species, and are a crucial support for human life. The coral reef ecosystem is an a diverse collection of species that interact with each other and the physical environment...
that the tourism industry decreased sharply more than half of the total economy from 8 per cent in 2005-06 to 4 per cent in 2007-08. It means that people are cut down on their holidays.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007-08) Tourism Satellite Account. Cat. No.5249.0. Canberra: ABS, page...
Coral Reef Preservation and Protection
Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet they are the most important habitat in the ocean. More and more coral reefs every are killed every year by careless humans not thinking of the destruction they are causing to the reefs in their paths. Over...
queen lives, and maybe even mess with the guards a little bit. After that I would Europe and go to Australia, just to see the Outback and the Coral Reef. The Coral Reef and Outback are vast in their wildlife and landscape. Then I would go to Japan, to see what the world of tomorrow in technology is going...
willing to discuss this matter in a non-biased way, but as time goes on it will be realized that this plan is meant to help both sides of this issue, and people will start to help. Nobody wants to be out of a job.
Besides over fishing, some techniques fishermen use to catch fish, can harm the environment...
then filters into the river catchments that feed the Great Barrier Reef. This water turns into mud, algae and bacteria that settle on the living coral organisms. It then smothers the animal and eventually kills it.
Climatic change: Coral can loose its colour or even die from a change in its climate such...
Caribbean. The reefs around Barbados cover 90 sq km. The west and south coast have an almost continuous bank reef, while corals on the northeast and southeast coast are in the best condition with high diversity but low coral cover.
The Reefs at Risk analysis suggests that all the reefs around Barbados...
450 p.p.m. (Six Degrees) and we are approaching it quickly.
Carbon dioxide gas is released into the atmosphere from some of the most common items people use each day without even realizing the impact. Automobiles, one of the biggest culprits, are used by millions around the world. The vehicles' engines...
Coral Reef Ecosystems
What is a coral reef?
Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems on
earth, rivaled only by the tropical rainforests on land. Corals grow
over geologic time and have been in existence about 200 million years.
Corals reached their current level...
Ecosystems and How They Work
July 14, 2015
Coral reefs are located in tropical oceans near the
• The largest coral reef is the Great
Barrier Reef in Australia.
• The second largest coral reef can be
found off the...
Coral reefs have been dubbed the ‘gardens of the sea.’ Burke and Maidens (2004) describe them as both physical structures and complex ecosystems. The physical structure is formed from the secretions of calcium carbonate by tiny marine organisms called coral polyps, which forms a...
seawater that's more acidic has a deleterious effect on organisms with shells made of calcium carbonate, such as corals, mollusks, shellfish and plankton. The report of WWF on coral reefs says that coral populations will collapse by 2100 due to increased temperatures and ocean acidification.
These diseases are spreading rapidly worldwide. Plant and animal range shifts and population changes. In the ocean, coral reef bleaching which makes the sea species which depends on coral reef becomes extinct.
Al Gore has been around the world to talk about Global warming. He struggles to reposition Global...
Elkhorn and staghorn corals in waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This tissue loss resulted in a distinct line of bare white skeleton, after which this disease is named. Although scientists are unsure about the cause of this disease, it is suspected that algal overgrowth of the coral maybe the primary cause...
First Paper Final Draft
Tragedy of the commons invading our environmental rights:
Case study Coral Reefs
In our world there are many resources, all of which people do not have a choice in sharing such as our air and our oceans. These resources are looked at as infinite, although...
multicultural and multilingual society. cultural diversity and the amazing contrast of colour, amazing tourism destinations,hi-tech life and the welcoming people truly makes Malaysia the perfect holidaying destinations. Malaysia is really like two countries in one, cleaved in half by the South China Sea. Within...
population of organisms.
The beautiful coral reef is home to a variety of organisms that each contributes to the array of colors evident there. The reef provides a shallow – water environment favorable to many organisms ─ schools of fish within and around the reef, eating algae and plankton that drift...
Bleaching Away the Beauty of Coral Reefs
Pretend you are about to go scuba diving in the ocean. You jump in the water and begin to sink down. As you start surveying the coral reefs around you, something catches your eye. The coral has turned white, and no longer moves with life. This whiteness...
Barrier Reef as "the most remarkable reef in the West Indies" (Encyclopedia). This description still holds true today. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, which includes the Belize submarine shelf and its barrier reef is the world's second largest barrier reef system and the largest reef complex...
By: Paige LaBlonde
Guam is believed to have been found around 2000 B.C by sailors coming from Indonesia. The people of Guam are called Chamorros. When Europeans first arrived on Guam the society fell into three different classes: matua (upper class), achaot (middle class), and mana’chang...
years, known as the rain forest of the sea coral reefs are not only breathtakingly beautiful, but they are also very important in maintaining the ocean’s biological diversity . However, due to human activity, coral reefs are now under threat.
Coral reefs are at risk everyday from global warming...
destroyed by human interactions. Mangrove forests are extremely productive ecosystems that provide food and services to the aquatic environment and people. If humans continue to be careless and destroy this vital but fragile environment, many habitats and species will face grave consequences for humans...
more strict regulations that don’t keep the people’s self-interests in mind must be implemented.
The Tragedy of Commons reflects the tendency of people to over-utilize and eventually deplete any unregulated public resource whether it be land, clean air, or fish in the water, in their need to satisfy...
equation to mathematically describe the relationship between these rates and the rate of population change. What five countries had the largest numbers of people in 2008?
2. What is fertility rate? Distinguish between replacement level fertility (RLF) and total fertility rate (TFR). Explain why reaching the...
Location: The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia, off the east coast of the Queensland mainland
It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also...
I hadn't. The magazine article said Sharm el-Sheikh was the best place to dive.
And it was.
Once at the hotel, I realized that many people had come on their own, some to
dive, some to snorkel, and others to simply relax in a cosmopolitan resort. Camel
Hotel is a beautiful hotel with...
the environment, but that’s not good enough. People don’t understand how serious global warming can be. If we don’t do something soon the climate will drastically change, birds and other animals will die, and the air will become polluted. It’s time that people take consideration in the environment instead...
The world has already lost 20 percent of coral reefs worldwide with another 15 percent in critical condition ("Epa", 2012), with this being said protection for the reefs needs to be in place. Coral reefs are a complex and diverse habitat. There are three different types of interesting...
that ocean acidification will have negative impacts on the survival of many marine organisms. Lower ocean pH damages the physiological processes of corals, zooplankton, echinoderms, coccolithophores, and mollusks, which depend on calcium carbonate to construct protective skeletons. Fish also will likely...
blue seas, soft white sands, and beautiful flowers. Many of the islands remain virtually untouched and some have remote mountain regions where the people live as their ancestors have done for many generations, following ancient rituals and traditions. Some islands have championship golf courses, luxury...
The Invasion of Lionfish
Did you know that almost eighty percent of the fish living on a reef could be killed by a single fish that is only about the size of a human hand? This fish happens to be called the lionfish and is mostly known for its beautiful features and deadly poison. Lionfish are indigenous...
see that animals have to make sacrifices to keep on living, just as we must do in the near future. The animals should be an early warning sign to people that our earth is changing quickly and we need to do something about it. If we don’t act soon, there will be no way of going back. The report also...
Off the Caribbean coast of Belize, between Mexico and Guatemala, lies the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the northern and western hemispheres. The reef is home to many species of coral reefs, coastal lagoons, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests. It provides a habitat for a large number of...
Honduras to Belize in June 1973, and full independence was granted on September 21, 1981.
The Belizean culture is made up of influences and people from Kriol, Maya, Garinagu (also known as Garifuna), Mestizo (a mixture of Spanish and Native Americans), Mennonites who are of German descent, with...
lost more than half of its primary forest in the last five years due to the collection of fuelwood (Butler 2005). In Ethiopia, overpopulation caused people cutting all trees to sell as fire wood, thus 98% of its forested regions have lost in the last 50 years (Haileselassie 2004).
The Great Barrier Reef |
Koh Yi Shing
The world’s largest coral reef system, The Great Barrier Reef, is shrinking at an incredibly rapid rate (Environmental Threats). Over the past 27 years, it has lost approximately half of its coral (Happening to GBR). This is due to many reasons;...
ecosystem—including coral reefs. One that’ being damaged right now, little by little, is none other than the Great Barrier Reef. Who knows—in a few decades, it might even be wiped out.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, off the northeastern coast of Australia, is where the Great Barrier Reef lies. It extends...
resilience of ecosystems at risk
• Case study (GBR) with illustrative examples
• Sustained, logical and cohesive response
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an ecosystem at risk that is both vulnerable and resilient to change. Natural stress and human induced modifications affect the functioning...
precious touristic resources; the invaluable industry will soon die out. The following essay will look in depth at the declining state of Thailand’s coral reefs in relation to its continually growing tourism industry, and discuss the reasons for this negative environmental effect. It will then go on to explore...
that is a common attraction throughout saltwater aquariums (Invasive, 2012). Lionfish are rare to see and look much different than most fish. Many people find Lionfish interesting and mystical. This is the reason they are found in many saltwater aquariums. Lionfish are traditionally located in the Indian...
Barrier Reef System
The Belize Barrier Reef System is located just off the coast lines of the country of Belize. The reef system is the largest in the northern hemisphere, and it is the second largest reef system in the world. The largest is the Great Barrier Reef found in Australia. The reef system...
distinction of the species there.
Higher level of carbon dioxide causes the acidification of the oceans. According to the report of WWF on coral reefs says that coral populations will collapse by 2100 due to increased temperatures and ocean acidification.
The climatic changes are seen worldwide. Exceptional...
Coral Identification for FKCC Students
One of the best ways to learn the names and four letter codes for corals is to go see them in their natural habitat. Yes, I know you do not get to go out on a boat enough, and when you do, there is never enough time to really take a good look around. The easiest...
The Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage listed, it is the vastest stretch of coral reef in the world. This essay will provide information on how the Great Barrier Reef is being protected against global warming for our future generations. We all love going to the beach for a swim or a snorkel however...
language. Vava’u suggests that the original people to inhabit this 7 million year old island arrived from Tonga. (worldatlas.com, 2012) Bora Bora is volcanic in origin and its main island and fewer smaller islands are completely surrounded by coral reefs.
Bora Bora is a part of the Society Islands...