Why a coral reef bloom that was ‘just’ 1,000 feet deep is causing a mass extinction

Posted March 04, 2019 09:47:50 Coral reefs can be considered an important habitat for many species, but the effects of global warming are already impacting them and the impacts of global pollution are expected to get worse.

As a result, reefs are disappearing from the global map.

But the effects are far from over.

A study published this week in Nature Geoscience reports that coral reefs have already been completely wiped out across the globe.

The researchers say the number of coral reefs in the world has decreased from the current 2,600 to 1,500.

And in a paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they say this has been caused by a combination of global climate change, pollution, and the burning of fossil fuels.

Coral reefs are a huge, diverse ecosystem, but we have lost them.

Coral reef populations have been dropping for years, and they’re still being destroyed, says lead author Chris Sneddon, a research scientist at the University of Exeter.

“They’re going to disappear if we don’t change our habits,” he said.

“I don’t want to say we’re going extinct.

But if we’re not going to do something about it, we’re just going to get another wave of extinction.”

Snedno is working on a project called Reefs Lost, which is focused on documenting the effects global warming has on coral reefs and the impact of pollution on their survival.

It’s an interesting project.

Coral Reefs have been a key source of carbon in the oceans for thousands of years, which means they’re particularly sensitive to global warming.

The species is also an indicator of the extent of climate change.

And global warming is predicted to increase the rate of coral bleaching, which causes the loss of coral and other plants.

“Coral reefs are one of the largest and most valuable ecosystems on Earth, and it’s going to be extremely difficult to recover the entire range,” Sneddo said.

This loss is likely to be a long-term process, and there’s no guarantee it will be reversed anytime soon.

Sneddomn says his study shows that, in many cases, coral reefs are not only dying, but they’re also changing.

“The species that are in decline, they’re changing, they are becoming more variable, they have fewer generations and they are dying,” Smeddon said.

But this does not mean they’re dying out entirely.

Smeddomn points out that the study’s data includes the species that survive on the reefs, and he says that there’s plenty of evidence that changes in the climate will eventually make some species more resilient.

“If the climate is warming, coral will recover, but there’s not really any reason to believe that will happen any time soon,” Sdeddomn said.

The paper is called Coral Reef Flows Lost: A global-scale assessment of coral reef recovery, and Snedddomn’s work was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.