Video: Coral Reefs Around the World Are Experiencing Global Bleaching

Video: Coral Reefs Around the World Are Experiencing Global Bleaching

By Floricua Staff

June 13, 2024
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The Florida Coral Reef, the third-largest, experienced significant bleaching last year. In the Atlantic, off the Florida coast and in the Caribbean, about 99.7% of the coral reefs have been hit with “very very severe’’ losses in staghorn and elkhorn species according to the NOAA. “The situation right now is pretty dire. We are in the 11th hour of – in many places with mass coral bleaching all over the entire world. We’re right now in the fourth global mass bleaching event. So make no mistake about it, situation is grim,” says Ian Enochs, a research ecologist at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, leading the Coral Program. However Enochs and other scientists around the world are working to reverse the trend and grow corals in labs for replanting. ” I have not lost all hope. There are still things that we can do to turn this around,” he adds.

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