Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Divers and Science Seek Answers For Coral Reef Protection

It started as an organization to "..galvanize the dive community" to protect the planet's coral reefs.  The Coral Reef Alliance  (CORAL) is now an international non-profit that "... provide tools, education, and inspiration to residents of coral reef destinations to support local projects that benefit both reefs and people."

Coral reefs are now one of the most endangered environments on the planet, from rising ocean temperatures, overfishing and ocean acidification.

CORAL's mission statement includes, "We believe in the majesty and mystery of coral reefs, in their ability to teach, sustain, inspire, and give life. We are their students and their protectors; we hold the knowing that if reefs die, we all die—plain and simple."

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