We Can Save the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Parrotfish eat algae and seaweed. These brightly colored fish with beaklike mouths inhabit coral reefs, the wellsprings of ocean life. Without them and other herbivores, algae and seaweed would overgrow the reefs, suppress coral growth and threaten the incredible array of life that depends on these reefs for shelter and food…

Read Full Article, The New York Time

From Despair To Repair: Dramatic Decline Of Caribbean Corals Can Be Reversed, IUCN (07-02-2014)
With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years…

Coral Reef Restoration Can Save Lives, Livelihoods, IRIN (06-27-2014)
A new report suggests that preserving and restoring coral reefs may be one of the cheapest and most effective ways to mitigate coastal erosion and flooding…