The State of Coral Reefs

Healthy reef ecosystems foster amazing biodiversity

By John ElwoodMore than 2,600 of the world's top marine scientists warned last week that coral reefs around the world are in rapid decline due to human impacts. They urged action on climate to stem the tide of decay.The world's largest society of reef scientists, the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), met in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, and warned that people's livelihoods were at risk. They pinpointed warming oceans, increasing ocean acidification, overfishing, … [Read more...]


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