“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” — Francis of Assisi
Protect Our Coral Reefs and everything that depends on them
If we had an oil spill that was dumping tons of oil into our Ocean we would demand immediate action, however there is another pollution that is occurring that is less visible and consequently does not demand public attention. It is happening now, every day and night and it threatens life in the seas from the smallest plankton to the greatest of whales.
Climate Change causes Ocean Acidification
Ocean Acidification occurs when carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere, dissolves into the ocean lowering the ph content and making the water more acidic. The higher the levels of carbon dioxide in the air the higher the level of acidification in the ocean. These higher levels of acidification have profound effects on sea life, in fact anything that requires calcium carbonate from building the shells on oysters; the bones in fish and the coral on coral reefs.
Breaking News: Cruise ship grounds on pristine coral reef in Raja Ampat National Marine Park causing severe damage, see full post here.
Join with the Center for Biological Divesity
The Center for Biological Diversity asks you to sign a petition addressed to the Environmental Protection Agency to act to reverse the process of ocean acidification. Visit their website to learn more regarding this very important issue: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/t/5243/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10080#.UgAWXNTIENE.care2
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