By: Lalitha Subbaraman
Individual conservation efforts can make a positive difference in any region around the globe. Clean drinking water is a necessity. The major rivers like Amazon, Thames, Ganges, are polluted. In order to clean the polluted rivers, different steps can be taken by the individuals. Keeping...
Marine pollution: Causes, effects and preventive measures
By: James Johnson
Over 72% of the Earth is covered in water, life giving water without which the human race cannot survive. With global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps, the percentage is increasing. Unfortunately, at the rate people are polluting and destroying the marine...
Rogue waves: A mysterious ocean phenomenon
By: Elli Hall
In 1933 in the North Pacific, the USS Ramapo encountered a huge wave that was estimated to be 112 feet tall. Some years later in1942, the RMS Queen Mary located around 700 miles from Scotland, was met with a 98 foot wave which almost capsized...
A look at efforts to save coral reefs
By: Megan Worley
The world's coral reefs are among the most endangered marine habits. These habitats teem with life in nearly every nook and crevice and are vital for many aquatic species. Rising ocean temperatures, the result of the world's current progression of climate change, along with pollution...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
Coral reefs are special living things which have their origin around 500 million years ago. Can we call them ecological, natural treasures? Coral reefs around the world are becoming endangered species. Conservation efforts are being carried out in various parts around the world. There are...
By: Sarah Howell
The Coral Reef was first formed well over 500 million years ago and like any tropical ecosystem is balancing on a fine climate change edge. The Coral Reef covers about 0.2% of the ocean floor which may not seem like much but it is...
By: Megan Worley
The Great Barrier Reef, just off the continent of Australia, has one of the largest amounts of animal diversity in any marine habitat. Living among the coral is nearly 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 kinds of mollusks, and more than 400 species of...
By: Michelle Greysen
The Great Barrier Reef, in the seas off the coast of Queensland, Australia, boasts the largest coral reef system in the world. This massive reef, visible from space encompasses over 100,000 square miles of the Coral Sea hosting an impressive group of 900...
By: Michelle Greysen
Global disease has the ability to destroy on a world wide scale. This alarming fact is even more devastating when disease attacks the delicate balance of complex life within the oceans' coral reefs. The frameworks of a reef's ecosystem are the structural formation of...
By: Michelle Greysen
Many factors play a role in the devastating threat to the world's coral reefs with the greatest threat being that of man himself. Human users are stressing the delicate balance of life within the coral reef by bringing poor management, over pollution, uncontrolled tourism...

 

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