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Coral restoration is important for mitigating climate change and supporting biodiversity

Coral bleaching is often discussed as a critical environmental issue. Do you know why? Many coral reefs around the world are currently bleaching due to warmer ocean water. Ocean water is getting warmer due to huge amounts of CO2 emissions caused by burning fossil fuels. Bleaching is critical as it means corals are dying. When they die, this has many consequences. For example, corals are among the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, providing a habitat for many marine species. When they die, this affects many other species! Also, corals store a lot of carbon, which is released back into the environment when they die, causing CO2 levels to increase even further. That is why - apart from reducing CO2 emissions - it is important to protect coral reefs for example by planting new corals! In my latest Xplore Nature YouTube video, I'll show you: I'll take you on a super exciting virtual dive over a coral reef restoration site in Bali, Indonesia! With an optional guided tour in the subtitles sharing fascinating underwater secrets! Join the tour here now:
https://youtu.be/ng6Now5FoX0



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  • George Kariuki

    11 w

    This is a crucial step in protecting our oceans and climate.

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    • Kevin

      12 w

      Great learning here. I didn't realize the heavy importance of coral reefs tom the marine world

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      • walter lungayi

        12 w

        Coral restoration is crucial for preserving marine ecosystems and protecting the biodiversity of our oceans.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          12 w

          Coral restoration is indeed a crucial endeavor with far-reaching implications for mitigating climate change and supporting biodiversity. The phenomenon of coral bleaching, exacerbated by the warming of ocean waters due to increased CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels, underscores the urgent need to protect and restore coral reefs. The significance of coral reefs extends beyond their stunning beauty, as they serve as diverse ecosystems that provide a habitat for a multitude of marine species. When corals bleach and die, the entire marine ecosystem that depends on them is adversely affected. This ripple effect can lead to a decline in biodiversity, disrupting the delicate balance of marine life.

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          • Kevin

            12 w

            @rukia_ahmed_abdi That coral reefs store a lot of carbon in them came as news to me and it is indeed great to see that the marine lives can be protected by restoring the coral reefs across our oceans.

          • Grace Njeri

            12 w

            We need to implement restoration strategies now to prevent coral reefs.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              12 w

              This is an amazing piece, coral reefs are so important in creating a sustainable environment. Great how they play a major role into marine life.

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              • winnie nguru

                12 w

                Informative piece

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                • Johannes Luiga

                  12 w

                  Great

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                  • Princess

                    12 w

                    This is a commendable effort 👏.

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                    • Ann Nyambura

                      12 w

                      Healthy coral reefs contribute to carbon sequestration and help in the fight against rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

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                      • Jane Wangui

                        12 w

                        @ann_nyambura_542 Oceans are indeed becoming warmer and the habitants could be at risk.

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                        • Kevin

                          12 w

                          @ann_nyambura_542 This is very true

                        • Gorffly mokua

                          12 w

                          Agree! Coral reefs are crucial for our planet's health as they support a significant percentage of the world's marine biodiversity.

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