“Caribbean Reef Collapse” predicted by Canadian Researcher

“Caribbean Reef Collapse” predicted byCanadian Researcher

An article unearthed by Tara Sawatsky<tara_sawatsky@yahoo.ca>  and Georgina Bustamante —

Nick Dulvy and Isabelle Cote published a paper inProceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, showing effectsof global warming on coral reefs.  It is a sad tale, but it isgetting a lot of attention and hopefully that helps, with mediapicking up the story from all over the world.  Isabelle has beenon CBC, and the Globe and Mail published the story also.  Davehas put up a notification on the Biology website and you can downloadthe paper from there.

Flat seascape
Reefs collapseacross Caribbean, study says
Researchers cite climate changein rapid and devastating decline
Mark Hume
Vancouver – From Wednesday’s Globe andMail, Thursday, Jun. 11, 200903:28AM EDT
There has been a massive collapse of coral reefs throughout theCaribbean, according to a joint project by researchers from SimonFraser University and the University of East Anglia in Norwich,England.
The study has found that not only are reefs dying faster and on awider scale than previously thought, but they are quickly crumblingafter they die, in a process scientists call “reefflattening.”
The scale of the collapse is massive.
etc at —  http://sn.im/jxqb6 [www_theglobeandmail_com]


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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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