Measures Being Taken To Save The Coral Species
June 11, 2015  //  By:   //  Top News  //  No Comment

The corals are living species that for a very long time served as an integral part of the life of the modern seas and oceans. These coral reefs take years and years to develop. However, people seem too caught up with the fact that whatever we do on land and at the air can critically affect the sea and the species that belong to the sea like the corals. These coral species depend on the balance of the water pH as well as the temperatures to prevent them from decaying and to serve as homes for other aquatic species from crustaceans to small fishes.

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We see corals in various shapes, sizes, colors and structures. However most of the people consider the corals as one organism. The corals are unique organisms and each of them is unique from each other. Every coral will have a unique structure very much like how mammals will be different from each other. It is necessary for people to gain understanding about the unique qualities of corals, how they come together across the ocean and how they are unique but how they end up making a great impact in the overall health of the ocean. They are the barometers of the ocean, showing the signs of a poor oceanic and water condition. It is then necessary for scientists to find ways to minimize the risks of the damage and keep the coral reefs healthy and strong for years to come.

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Corals are most susceptible to climate change. That is the hottest topic in the world right now. The carbon emissions create a massive shield that prevents heat from being vented out to the space. That means the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere becomes hotter. The rise in temperature can affect the pH of the water, making it more acidic. The acid on the water can destroy the outer layers of the coral and damaging them. Soon enough, the corals will disintegrate and get damaged. This is a big issue that is a major concern for global authorities and even in tourism industries.

Another issue that has become very prominent in the past few decades is the physical destruction of coral reefs due to the use of explosives and illegal methods of fishing. Using cyanide can also destroy the exoskeleton of the corals and destroy them. National governments have already started pushing for stricter rules for their local waters. Scientists and other organizations are also doing their part by providing awareness to the people about the coral reefs and how this sensitive organism s can be very helpful to the water and how the conditions of the oceans can change without them. Tourists for example are being asked to be conscientious about going to coral reef areas by not stepping or kneeling or breaking the corals and not buying corals from sellers and report these sellers to authorities. Proper knowledge about corals can help the corals in its own small way. The bigger picture of industrial and modern life to the world is yet another issue to be addressed.

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