Dreaming of an ocean getaway? Rather than hop on a ferry or spread out the beach towel, dive into the world’s most pristine waters while helping to support conservation efforts. Biosphere Expeditions is one of the pioneering organizations behind this philosophy. Since 1999, the nonprofit has joined “voluntourists” with scientists working in remote areas around […]
Across the world, coral reefs are dying because of over-fishing.
I’ve heard about the die-off of coral reefs due to global warming. I’ve also read that coral reefs themselves store carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main global warming gases. So if coral reefs are dying out, isn’t that a double whammy that increases the CO2 in the atmosphere?
Reef Invader: The Crown of Thorns Starfish Corals reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate, due in large part to a brightly colored predatory invader.
Coral reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate, due in large part to a brightly colored predatory invader called the crown of thorns starfish.