Falling in the International Year of the Reef
a world-wide campaign driven by the International Coral Reef
Initiative the meeting centred on small actions regional Queenslanders can pledge to help protect our global icon thats right on our doorsteps.
balls in Colorada Point in Barangay Tigbao, Aroroy, Masbate.
This is the finding are from the latest Global Coral Reef
Monitoring regional report on the state of coral reefs
of the Western Indian Ocean.
Already, the barren area around the artificial reef
has become home to 32 species of fish including damselfish, butterfly fish, lizardfish, thread fin beams, rabbitfish, cardinal fish and lion fish.
Ball structures deployed in 60 feet of water off Sarasota County.
That estimate considers the social, economic and iconic value of the reef
The International Union for Conservation of Nature, along with a travel industry service, has trained 40 marine biologists and dive guides for coral reef
Although it's clear that recovery often takes decades, the range of restrictions we factored into our research helps us chart a course for the recovery of coral reef
fisheries that includes everyone, not just those who can afford to wall off large areas.
The parrotfishes are very important to coral reef
health because they eat the algae that would otherwise overwhelm young corals on reefs
recovering from natural disturbances.
The red snapper is a reef
-associated fish that uses reef
habitat as a resource for both shelter and prey (Ouzts and Szedlmayer, 2003; Szedlmayer and Lee, 2004; Piko and Szedlmayer, 2007; Gallaway et al.
By giving countries from all over the world the opportunity to rapidly assess the state of their reef
resources, this project will allow these countries the important baseline and rapid assessment technologies to measure the direction of change and to prioritize their management interventions.
shutdown, which began 4,000 years ago, corresponds to a period of dramatic swings in the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
The UN's environmental department UNESCO warned that if the imminent threat to the reef
from industrial development was not dealt with and substantial progress made, it would consider listing the reef
as a world heritage site "in danger".
World sites consist of iconic man-made structures carefully placed in underwater areas that hold little value to resort guests.
According to some estimates, 20 percent of the world's natural coral reefs
have been lost, and 75 percent of remaining reefs
are endangered by climate change, pollution, and fishing practices that deplete reef