Tropical Coral Reefs under Pressure
Tropical Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystems in the oceans. The rich coral reefs provide food for millions of animals and people. Despite this enormous abundance, there are dangers to the reefs.Tropical coral reefs are under pressure.
Climate change directly affects the reefs with coral bleaching and acidification of the sea – that together with many local factors like pollution, over-fishing and increased tourism push the reefs beyond the border.
Scientists say that up to 90% of the world’s coral reefs may already have disappeared in 2050.
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