We Are Losing Our Reefs!

Before and after shots of reef damage 

Before and after shots of reef damage 

According to NOAA, (Ocean Service Education) the greatest threat to ocean reefs is pollution produced by humans. Land-based runoff and pollutant discharges can result from, dredging, coastal development, agricultural and deforestation activities, along with sewage treatment plant operations. In addition to pollution, practical farming techniques are not implemented with coral reef farming. Exotic coral and coral fish attract a large economic market. Most methods of coral fishing are barbaric, widely known as blast fishing and cyanide fishing. Blast fishing techniques involve dropping dynamite into coral reef environments in order to stun and scare fish out of their hiding spots. Cyanide fishing involves dumping large amounts of cyanide over coral reef habitats to stun fish for easier hunting. Obvious issues with these fishing methods are the death of rare fish along with the destruction of beautiful coral reefs. We have to join together to put an end to this immoral behavior. Please help The Ocean Notion make a difference. Alone we can make a dent, but with the help of volunteers around the world we can change these practices indefinitely. 

Martin NaroComment