• Question: How much of the coral has been damaged by us humans and why?

    Asked by sugarfufa to Wil on 15 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Wilhelmiina Toivo

      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      I don’t really know a whole lot about corals, I’m afraid! So I don’t know how much exactly has been damaged by humans. Corals are really sensitive to changes in their environment, and humans have polluted the sea, speeded up the climate change (which makes changes in the sea levels and temperature) and bring a lot of tourist divers around coral reefs. Also coral mining and overfishing both harm the corals a lot. If nothing is done to restrict these actions corals will keep bleaching and dying 🙁