Lord Howe reef 'on knife-edge'

Discussion in 'Environmental' started by Matt Rogers, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    I really hope this is temporary. This place sounds out of this world and a great reef to see up close diving some day.

    Lord Howe Island is well known for its pristine environment and natural beauty.
    The island's isolation has allowed it to develop unique and endemic marine life and the waters contain an unusual mix of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate corals.
    But since January the waters around Lord Howe have experienced unusually warmer temperatures. The average rose by two degrees Celsius and the corals are showing the first signs of extensive bleaching.

    Bleaching leaves Lord Howe reef 'on knife-edge' - ABC New England North West NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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  3. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

    Dec 9, 2008
    SE Kansas
    Wow, that is a lot of bleached coral. Hopefully, it pulls through.