The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey

August 1, 2013 by  
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Coral reef photo from Shutterstock Overall, the world has already lost 40% of its corals due to pollution, climate change , and overfishing. Recently the Catlin Seaview Survey found that reefs in the Caribbean have declined by an alarming 80%, creating problems for the marine ecosystem as well as the local community, which depends on tourism and natural resources to survive. The Catlin project , which commenced in September of 2012, hopes to paint a more accurate picture of how the globe’s coral reefs are faring and create a “baseline” to help future scientists work towards conservation. Read the rest of The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anguilla , barbuda , belize , bermuda , California , caribbean , catlin group , catlin seaview survey , coral reef , florida , global change institute , Great Barrier Reef , mexico , ove hoegh-guldberg , san diego , scripps institute of oceanogoraphy , st. lucia , stephen catlin , the university of queensland , turks & caicos        

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The Caribbean has Lost 80% of its Coral Reefs According to Catlin Seaview Survey

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