Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | August 9, 2007

Coral Reefs Vanishing Faster Than Rain Forests

“Coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are dying off much quicker than previously thought, a new study shows. For the last two decades, Indo-Pacific reefs have shrunk by 1 percent each year—a loss equivalent to nearly 600 square miles (1,553 square kilometers). That makes the rate of reef loss about twice the rate of tropical rain forest loss.”

Read article at National Geographic News
TPE Link – Reefs

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