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Title: Management Of Bleached And Severely Damaged Coral Reefs
Authors: Wells, Sue
ASFA Terms: Coral reefs
Issue Date: 2000
Abstract: Coral reefs are now recognised as the most diverse ecosystems in the sea and of immense economic importance. In 1998/1999 a major coral bleaching event (linked to El Niño and almost certainly to climate change) caused extensive reef damage throughout the Indian Ocean, with coral mortality exceeding 90% in some areas. This can be likened to large areas of tropical rainforest being razed to the ground. There is an urgent need to take immediate action. We need to stimulate a response comparable to the international reaction to the forest fires in Indonesia, which generated intense international concern and rapid response planning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/487
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