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Title: The Global Coral Reef Crisis: Trends and Solutions (Coral Reefs: Values, Threats, and the Marine Aquarium Trade)

Second only to tropical rainforests, coral reefs support one of the world's most diverse natural habitats. Over 350 million individuals depend on coral reef resources for food and income. Unfortunatelmore »y, the Earth is in the midst of a coral reef crisis. Anthropogenic impacts including overfishing, destructive fishing practices, sedimentation and pollution, as well as global climate change, have served to disrupt the natural processes that maintain the health of these ecosystems. Until recently, however, the global extent of the coral reef crisis was unknown. Reef Check was developed in 1996 as a volunteer, community-based monitoring protocol designed to measure the health of coral reefs on a global scale. With goals of education, monitoring, and management, Reef Check has activities in over 60 countries and territories. They have not only provided scientific evidence of the global extent of the coral reef crisis, but have provided the first community based steps to alleviate this urgent situation.« less
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Title: The Global Coral Reef Crisis: Trends and Solutions (Coral Reefs: Values, Threats, and the Marine Aquarium Trade)
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Publication Date: 2003-02-05
OSTI Identifier: 1015656
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201209%%75
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on February 05, 2003
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; CLIMATIC CHANGE ; CORALS ; ECOSYSTEMS ; EDUCATION ; FOOD ; INCOME ; MANAGEMENT ; MONITORING ; POLLUTION ; REEFS ; SEDIMENTATION
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:54:28
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27