In the article, “Coral Reefs Show Damage From Climate Change” I learned that Coral reefs are important for many reasons. They support about one-fourth of all fish species on Earth. They also help protect and work as a shield for coastlines from storms. Between 2008 and 2019, the world lost about 14 percent of its total amount of coral reefs. Them being damaged is the result of the ongoing and prolonged effects of warming ocean surface temperatures. Other elements that cause damage to coral reefs include overfishing, increasing carbon dioxide levels in the water, new development along coasts, and declining water quality.

How can you help save reefs?
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I think we should put an end to this as soon as possible. We are destroying animals’ homes. This is definitely unfair. Even though Scientists are studying ways to restore reefs by “breeding” coral that is more resistant to warmer temperatures, we should play our part in trying to preserve these creatures’ homes. 

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Emily Gutierrez
Emily Gutierrez
August 30, 2022 5:28 am

Dear Madai:

I am really intrigued by your comment about coral reefs because I am really interested in the ocean and all the life living in the ocean. I have been thinking about becoming a marine biologist because the ocean has always been really fascinating to me. 

One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was ¨They also help protect and work as a shield for coastlines from storms.” I think this is amazing because of the shield. It helps keep things safe. 

Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing if you write again. I really want to hear more about ocean life. I really enjoyed it.


August 29, 2022 9:13 pm

Dear Madai

I am interested in your post ¨Coral Reefs are homes too,¨ because people should have more focus on coral reefs, not only are they beautiful but they are very beneficial for others. With global warming, coral reefs are in danger and I can see your point on that. We need to protect coral reefs in order to sustain fish, many people rely on fish but with no homes and overfishing, I agree it can be a big problem.

One sentence that stood out to me was ¨ between 2008 and 2019, the world lost about 14 percent of its total amount of coral reefs¨ I think this is important to know because we need reefs to stay alive. 

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am interested in other ways we can help the climate and wildlife


November 17, 2021 4:52 am

Hey Madai!
I enjoyed reading what you wrote about coral reefs. I actually decided to join an Oceanography class this year and I have learned so much about them. Before, I didn’t really know much about coral reefs. If I’m being honest, I didn’t even know they were dying. I agree with you when you said that we need to end this as soon as possible. Coral reefs play such an important part in our lives and we don’t even realize it.
Thanks for writing this. I enjoyed it and look forward to what your write next!

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