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Coral reef degradation is a significant problem throughout the world

Coral Reef BleachingCoral Reef bleaching is the cause of runoff and storm generated precipitation.

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Whitetip Reef Sharks are found in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the central and eastern Pacific Ocean and grow up to 7 feet in length. They feed on bottom-dwelling fishes, crustaceans, and cephalopods. At Shark Reef Aquarium, they are fed a diet of mackerel, herring, and squid three days a week.

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The Galapagos Shark is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, western Indian Ocean, and the western Pacific Ocean and can grow up to lengths of 12 feet. They feed on bony fishes, rays, squid, octopus, and crustaceans. At Shark Reef Aquarium, the Galapagos shark is fed a diet of mackerel, sardines, and herring three days a week.

The known cause stressors of coral bleaching are local environmental degradation and reef overexploitation.

Apo Island coral-reef fishermen use canoes for their work.

Water pollution is perhaps the most obvious cause of coral reef destruction. Reefs are harmed when oil, fertilizer, human and animal waste are dumped in the area. Not only do these elements change the chemical make-up of the water, waste can also block life-giving sunlight to the reef. Large floating trash can cut young coral polyps off from nutrients they need to grow into a thriving reef.

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Construction and mining along sea coasts can create a great deal of silt and soil run off. Particles that enter the ocean can smother coral reefs, depriving them of sunlight and nutrients. Fish are unable to feed and coral polyps are unable to grow leaving the area inhospitable to reef life.

Coral Reef Destruction: 5 Common Causes of Coral Degradation

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Coral reefs are the unseen backbones of the Earth’s ecosystem. With almost a quarter of sea life making their homes in coral reefs, coral reef health is key to a robust ecosystem. Many of the contributors to this kind of habitat destruction are preventable, but awareness on a massive scale is necessary to implement changes that will be long lasting. Here are 5 main causes of coral reef destruction.

Currently, 27% of the world’s reefs have been affected

Reef bleaching occurs when water conditions cause coral to expel the internal microorganisms that give corals their vibrant colors. Bleaching events happen due to a number of factors including an increase in water temperature. As global warming warms the planet, ocean water temperatures are also on the rise. With warmer waters, bleaching events have become more common.

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It is unfortunately common practice to use cyanide and other poisons to fish for coral reef dwelling creatures. The poison is not specific enough to necessarily kill a specific fish, but is used to stun fish that are then used in domestic salt water aquariums. Although many fish can metabolize the cyanide and are only feel the effects temporarily, the same is not true for coral polyps. When cyanide gets in the nooks and crannies of the reef, the coral often dies in the cloud of poison.