In the article ” Coral Reefs Show Damage From Climate Change.” I learned that coral reefs are important because they support about one fourth of all fish species on Earth. They also help protect coastlines and storms. It is sad to say that many coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate. The article stated how the world lost about 14 percent of its total amount of coral between 2008 and 2019. Scientist have said that the cause of all this is because ocean temperatures are becoming warmer. Other elements that cause damage to coral reefs include overfishing, increasing Carbon Dioxide levels in the water, and declining water quality. Scientist are currently studying how to breed coral reefs into adapting in warmer water temperatures.
I was surprised to learn that coral reefs are dying because of warmer water temperatures. I feel bad for fish who are suffering because of dying reefs. I’ve always liked how colorful and alive the ocean looks because of these amazing animals. Coral reefs are so beautiful so I hope that scientist come up with a way to restore them.