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#1 Old 07-30-2017, 08:41 AM
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Has anyone else watched Chasing Coral?

It is now on Netflix and is an amazing and horrifying documentary about what is happening to our good friend the coral. It is dying at a terrifying rate.

The facts are presented in a very interesting and personal way and most people are not aware that coral are animals.

"And unlike plants, corals do not make their own food. Corals are in fact animals. The branch or mound that we often call “a coral” is actually made up of thousands of tiny animals called polyps. A coral polyp is an invertebrate that can be no bigger than a pinhead to up to a foot in diameter."

Most countries are awake to the fact that rising temperatures are changing our world...

Here is their website:
http://www.chasingcoral.com/

We were crying by the end of it...

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The U.S. National Ocean Service, an agency of the United States federal government, refers to coral reefs as the "Rainforests of the Sea": https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/oceans/corals/

The U.S. National Ocean Service also agrees that "Climate change is the greatest global threat to coral reef ecosystems": https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/...f-climate.html


In May 2016, the United Nations adopted Resolution 2/12, for the protection and sustainable management of coral reefs: http://coral.unep.ch/CRU_Home.html

"Tropical coral reefs cover a mere 0.1% of the ocean but are among the most bio-diverse systems on the planet, supporting one quarter of all marine species." - United Nations Environment Programme. Link: http://coral.unep.ch/Coral_Reefs.html

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I put it on my Netflix list a little while ago. So far I haven't actually watched it since I haven't found myself in the mood for something depressing.
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