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Coral Reef

The Beautiful Coral Reefs Will Soon Be History

Scientists claim that by 2050, 90% of the coral reef would have died. Already half of the reefs are over In the last 30 years and unless drastic measures are taken, its extinction is inevitable.

Overfishing Leads to Aggressive Competition in Caribbean Coral Reefs

While they may make great loofas, in the coral communities of the Caribbean reefs sponges are a greater threat than perhaps even humans. Aggressive competitors for resources and space, these nefarious neighbors have been known to use shading, smothering, snot and even toxins to kill their coral counterparts, literally living on what’s left of their remains. And without many natural predators, these sponges continue to damage reef-building corals unless kept under control.
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