Read the article about the Great Barrier Reef found here. What do the latest finding suggest about the health of the Great Barrier Reef? How much more bleaching has occurred since last year? What seems to be the biggest factor for the increase in bleaching. How will this impact YOU?? Name three things YOU can do to prevent the corals from bleaching.
3/21/2017 05:06:06 am
According to recent research, scientists have concluded that the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is due to the warming ocean temperatures. In 2016, only 9% of reefs surveyed had not gone through bleaching. The bleaching of barrier reefs will affect many different species that depend on the coral for survival. The barrier reefs are a food source for millions of people and provide revenue for surrounding countries. Things like pollution, sewage, and runoff are human caused events that are killing off the reefs. Global Climate Change is the biggest factor in the reefs dying out and this can be prevented by increasing our awareness of climate change and becoming better educated on the topic.
3/21/2017 05:23:24 am
The Great Barrier Reef has many areas that are impacted by bleaching which has hotter sea surface temperature. Way more than half of the corals are bleached when the water is heat up. Last year, the bleaching got worse, and only 9 percent were not bleached. The biggest factor in the increase in bleaching is pollution by people.This can affect any person because the waters are gonna be polluted and dirty. Prevented this is for people to stop littering in the waters and have no more suwage.
3/21/2017 06:30:56 am
The latest suggesting on the Great barrier reef is it is dying and it has happened over a long period of time. The bleaching has impacted many areas and it has shown over a short period of time. The bleaching makes the sea surface hotter. Only 9 percent of the coral was not bleached. The main factor that is changing this is the pollution from humans. This will effect the water because it will make it grimy and effect the animals that live in this ecosystem.
3/21/2017 08:00:07 am
The studies are saying that the Great barrier reef is dying, and that it has been for a long time. The article said that 90% of the 1429-mile reef has become bleached over the past year. The biggest factor affecting the reefs is the warming waters. It will affect the rest of our planet and its underwater ecosystems. We can clean up local beaches, care for the coral, and leave shells and animals from the water where we found them.
3/21/2017 09:16:46 am
The water temperature is warming and this is causing the coral in the water to bleach. This bleaching event will happen more and more as the world continues to heat up. The bleaching is when the colored algae in the coral is expelled. Last year the El Nino that occurred cause the water to warm and it made 90% of the coral there to suffer a level of bleaching. The biggest factor of bleaching is sea surface temperature warming. The corals have medicine that can cure diseases and if they die it will be harder to get a cure for some sicknesses. Some things you can do to stop the bleaching is don't pollute which is raising the ocean temperature. Don't over fish. Don't anchor boats over coral destroying it.
3/21/2017 09:53:31 am
Since the temperature of the water is warming this is causing the coral in the water to bleach. As the year went by the bleaching of the coral reef has been getting worse. They said 90% has been becoming bleached. The three things we can do to help the coral reef is stop polluting, see what you can do to help the temperatures of the water, and the best thing and easiest is to try and just keep the ocean clean.
3/21/2017 10:00:34 am
The latest findings suggest that the health of the Great Barrier Reef is dying. 70 to 90 percent mor bleaching has occurred since last year. The biggest factor for the increase in bleaching seems to be warming waters. To protect the corals, we can educate people about this event, use less fossil fuels, and stop polluting the oceans.
3/21/2017 10:09:12 am
The recent findings suggest that the Great Barrier Reef's health is in serious jeopardy. Bleaching has been occurring all over the reef due to warmer ocean waters. This can affect us because the fish population will decrease in the area, which can make fishing areas scarce. To prevent this, we can clean up the shores and oceans, and recycle things like plastic.
Tom Quintana (BigB)
3/21/2017 10:14:14 am
Well the recent status on the Great Barrier Reef is dying. sadly The main factors include bleaching and changes of ocean temperature. This is sad because the Great Barrier reef is a "Great" piece of our ecosystem down in the ocean!
3/21/2017 10:18:05 am
the latest study suggests that the great barrier reef is going through bleaching and is not in good condition. 91% of reefs have gone through some sort of bleaching. the biggest factor in bleaching is ocean warming. some ways we could prevent coral reefs from bleaching is less water pollution, sewage, and runoff.
3/21/2017 11:27:52 am
To save coral reefs around the world, global temperatures need to level off or decline, according to a new study of the Great Barrier Reef. The warm waters kill up to70 to 90 percent of corals bleached.
3/21/2017 03:32:51 pm
To save coral reefs around the world, global temperatures need to level off or decline. Bleaching is really bad for coral reefs, providing about 90 percent of the coral’s energy. Without it, the coral becomes white then it starves. Global warming is causing corals to bleach and sometimes die. When the sea heated up even just a few degrees Fahrenheit over several consecutive weeks, as many as 70 to 90 percent of corals bleached. Try and not use as much hot water, don't pollute the water, and the runoffs.
3/22/2017 05:49:58 am
The health of the Great Barrier is getting worse due to the warm water temperatures and the bleaching.The more bleaching that had occurred was 9 percent of the reef was not bleached.The increase of it was the pollution that goes into the ocean by the people.It impacts me because the oceans will be polluted and gross to swim into it and making nature polluted.We can go stop throwing garbage into the ocean,help keep nature clean,and also use less chemicals.
3/22/2017 11:03:39 am
The factors that could contribute or lead to bleaching of the Great Barrier reef is warming or cooling or waters and extreme low tides. Scientists believe that the biggest factor of the increase in bleaching coral reefs is global warming and rising ocean temperatures. Only 9% of surveyed reefs have survived the sever bleaching events of 2016. The bleaching and dying of coral reefs greatly impacts humans because many people rely on them for a source of food. Some countries such as Australia rely on coal reefs for jobs, fishing, and tourism they receive about $6 Billion in revenue per year. Coral reefs are rapidly decreasing but they are not fully dead. People can do many things to help save them for example, don't use chemically enhanced pesticides and fertilizers, recycle, and never put garbage or waste in oceans.
3/23/2017 06:21:20 am
over 90% of the great barrier reef has bleached due to stress because of overfishing, and the oceans are warming up. in order to save the coral reefs from dying we need to go green which means we need to stop burning fossil fuels and we need to replace it with an alternate source of energy that's safe for the environment and will stop global warming and we also need to start recycling to prevent global warming.
3/23/2017 10:12:09 am
Global warming is occurring as we speak and the coral reefs are being effected tremendously. If the waters are becoming so hot the coral reefs can no longer handle it,so what happens is that bleaching happens and thats what kills off the coral. Due to rising temperatures of the water 9% of coral reefs are surviving. many people don't realize is that coral reefs is very important to the medical filed. Scientist are constantly finding medicine from this part of the world which is very interesting. Also when people travel to parts of the world were you can go diving and see all exotic looking fish,its a very pretty activity. You pay money to see beautiful sites,people who own those business are now losing money because their dying and no one will see a dead reef. Commercial fisher for an example who fish constantly are effected by this as well but they are also the problem to why coral reefs are being depleted,coral reefs do get over fished by the way. the way to end all of these tragedies and to save the coral reef is to be a cleaner and more environmental individual which means be green,these factors that produce filthy polluted air and fossil flues as well is not good for the environment and yes it does effect the seas. you can join programs that will try to put an end to pollution its a difficult task but people out their want to have those glorious preserves for all people to see.
3/23/2017 07:30:49 pm
The Great barrier reef is slowly deteriorating due to the pollution in the water, global warming and the small change of temperature caused by this. The algae that lived on the reef are starting to go away and therefore the coral is dying. From the end of 2016. A majority of the great coral reef was dead and bleach white. Only 9% of the coral was not bleached. Humans are slowly killing the earth. Too much pollution and sewage, run off etc. Much of this caused by human destruction. This can affect us because much of the water environment depends on coral. Ways you can prevent it is by recycling, Reusing things and stopping pollution, walking instead of driving things like that
3/23/2017 09:52:25 pm
The latest findings about the Great Barrier Reef suggest that warm waters are causing mass bleaching of the barrier. Since last year 90% of the 1,429 mile reef to suffer from some level of bleaching. The biggest factor in the bleaching of the reef is the temperature of the water increasing rapidly. The bleaching of reefs will affect humans because much of sea life is dependent on the reefs for survival and that will mess up the whole food chain. One way we as people can prevent the death of reefs is minimizing pollution. Find other places to put waste so we can prevent sewage runoff going into the waters. Reducing the use of coal mines would also help the coral reefs survival.
3/23/2017 10:40:35 pm
According to recent research, scientists have concluded that the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is due to the warming ocean temperatures. Last year, the El niño that occurred, caused the water to warm up at an incredible rate, by making 90% of the coral reefs in the region suffer a major level of bleaching. Coral reefs surround many different things in marine life. They are a good source to many and provide revenue for surrounding countries. Global climate change is one of the greatest factors in reefs drastically decreasing in numbers. There are ways to help prevent this cause is by recycling. Some of our awareness to the topic is however still not clear, However, more are becoming better educated on the topic.
3/24/2017 06:24:37 am
the great barrier reef is dying from pollution over fishing and climate change. cause of e the warm surface water temperature last year 90 percent of carals was bleached. the biggest factor is the water temperature that keeps increasing.It will impact us by messing up the fishing industries and the food chain.To prevent this we should stop polluting our waters,bring awareness on overfishing and take better cares of our waters
3/24/2017 06:59:07 am
The great barrier reef is dying for many reasons, many reasons are because the water is getting to warm and because there is many different forms of pollution that can occur. At the moment there is 90% of corals that are bleached. This might affect some companies but will not directly effect me.
3/24/2017 07:03:22 am
the great barrier reef is being destroyed because of pollution that is being put in the ocean from humans. This pollution is causing the reefs to become bleached.
4/7/2017 07:24:31 am
The great barrier reef is slowly deteriorating because of warming of ocean temperatures and water pollution. The water pollution is slowly bleaching the great barrier reef and taking away its natural features.
4/7/2017 08:01:08 am
the great barrier reef is dying for multiple reasons such as water pollution, the water temperature getting to warm the effects of all this is coral bleaching and when the corals turn white the animals that live in and around them begin to die.
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