Although it might catch the eye, these vibrant colors are a bad sign
The coral is producing a chemical sunscreen, it's last hope at surviving, and also bringing attention to it's cause
It didn't start snowing underwater, the coral is "bleaching", the coral is dying, all of the flesh is falling off, leaving only it's skeleton
The fish and other species are forced to leave or they will die because the resources that the reef provided are no longer available
Taking reefs from brilliant to dead, algae covered corals in weeks
What can we do to help?
I'm conducting an experiment for a few reasons. First, I can prove that global warming will affect coral reefs, and second, I can identify what temperature the corals are able to live at.
We should all try to eliminate our waste and gas emissions as this will help save our oceans.
CNN predicts drastic changes in our climate, air quality, and the ocean's health status by 2030 if we don't change our waste.
So now we know what's happening,
We know how to help,
So let's get to work!
We might just have one last chance.
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