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Posted Fri Sep 24 2010: from Mongabay, via DesdemonaDespair:
Colossal coral bleaching kills up to 95 percent of corals in the Philippines
It is one of the most worrisome observations: fast massive death of coral reefs. A severe wide-scale bleaching occurred in the Philippines leaving 95 percent of the corals dead. The bleaching happened as the result of the 2009-2010 El Nino, with the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia waters experiencing significant thermal increase especially since the beginning of 2010.... Now, the majority of the coral are dead and are mostly covered by algae while some are already showing signs of rubble.... The consequence of this large-scale event is far from being fully known but fish diversity and populations will be highly affected. Livelihood depending on small sustainable fishing activities will see their income significantly reduced. Tourism will suffer greatly and tourists activities to replace diving will be needed. Prior to this year's bleaching, it was estimated that about 85 percent of the reefs have been damaged or destroyed in the Philippines, now the current estimate is likely to be close to 95 percent.
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