News & Public Affairs03/30/11 Matthew Cimitile
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Coral reefs, like those found in Florida, are a vital economic and ecological resource. But WMNF’s Matthew Cimitle reports, reef ecosystems can be damaged though the international trade in corals and reef organisms.
According to the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, coral reefs provide $375 billion a year in goods and services through tourism, shoreline protection, food, and sources of new medicine. They are also believed to be more biologically diverse than rainforests. But Cara C...Be the first to comment
07/11/08 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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The International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) is a gathering of the world’s coral reef scientists and managers that happens only once every four years. This year, the conference was in the United States for the first time since 1977. Three-thousand researchers convened in Ft. Lauderdale on Monday for the meeting that wrapped up today.
ICRS participant Kent Carpenter warned that up to a third of the world’s coral species are in danger of extinction. Carpenter made that claim as lead au...1 comments