An informative, but depressing scientific presentation concerning coral reefs

International expert addresses climate change and ocean acidification effect on coral  IMG_3778 IMG_3769 IMG_3782 IMG_3783 IMG_3784 IMG_3770 IMG_3785 IMG_3786 IMG_3787 IMG_3788 IMG_3789 IMG_3790 IMG_3791 IMG_3793 IMG_3794 IMG_3772 IMG_3795 IMG_3798 IMG_3799 IMG_3801 IMG_3802 IMG_3804 IMG_3805 IMG_3806 IMG_3770IMG_3808 IMG_3809 IMG_3810 IMG_3811 IMG_3812 IMG_3813 IMG_3814 IMG_3815 IMG_3816

 

Our ”takeaway” from Friday (6/17/16) evening’s power point presentation by Professor Maoz Fine at the Maui Ocean Center is our continuing severe stressing and destruction of our coral reef system here by a number of continuous conscious actions, is setting it up for a death blow by “coral bleaching,” brought about by climate change and the resulting ocean acidification.

What mitigation can be implemented immediately? None for the long term climate change- that would take years, IF the will is there, to reverse that process. So the only chance is to reduce the local stressers, silt, ag & street run off, treated & untreated sewage, chemicals and more

While his research is centered at the other side of the globe at the Interuniversity Institute For Marine Science at Eliat SEE http://iui-eilat.ac.il/People/AcademicStaffProfile.aspx?sid=13 {Isreal} on the Red Sea, his extensive seemingly worldwide knowledge of the issue was apparent.

In spite of the schools of Ulua interspersed with sharks and other fish swimming by at his right shoulder, Dr Fine kept that rapt attention of the audience the entire time, and then took questions at the conclusion.

 

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