Coral Reefs Extinction Soon: NOAA Scientists Warn U.S. and Australia Regions
June 08, 2017 04:44 AM EDT
The United States coral reefs may soon witness massive affects of Global Warming. Get to know more about this coral reefs extinction update.
Even scientists specializing in this subject, predict for a vast disappearance of coral reefs in sanctuary areas based in Hawaii, Florida and the Carribea. According to them, this is expected to take place within the next few decades. There are multiple reasons which stand responsible for this evolution.
Coral Reefs Extinction To Happen Soon?
According to Newsweek, a group of scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) believed that the coral reefs of the upper mentioned regions will vanish soon. They suggested that this will happen due the high rise of the temperature level of coastal plains and the ocean.
More precisely, this would be vastly stimulated by climate change. The extinction of more than 70 percent of the coral reefs have already been evolved due to bleaching of such surfaces. Photosynthetic algae, which is well-known as zooxanthellae, stand as the major source of energy to such coral reefs.
Role Of Algae In Breaking Off Coral Reefs Extinction
Care2 pointed out that these algae provided food and essential compounds for the growth and survival of such coral reefs. But, the team from NOAA, claimed that due to vast climate evolution these algae face high exposures of carbon dioxide.
This condition simultaneously makes their survival impossible. Furthermore, these algae are responsible for providing the protein particles to coral reefs, for which corals flaunts vibrant colors. As zooxanthellae are reportedly dying off rapidly, the coral reefs are also expected to extinct within some time.
The team of scientists from NOAA further exclaimed that this vast extinction of coral reefs as alarming. They stated that this will also give high rise to sea levels in certain regions.
Alongside US coral reefs, they also pointed red alert for the similar regions of Australia as well. The worrisome situation was reported by the group this Tuesday (June 6) in a press briefing.