Asian Diver (English) - - ALL ABOUT CORALS -

Coastal de­vel­op­ment is one of the big­gest threats to coral reefs. This in­cludes con­struc­tion of ho­tels, re­sorts, and homes along the coast­line, as well in­land min­ing and log­ging, es­pe­cially on smaller is­lands. This de­vel­op­ment of­ten stirs up sed­i­ments which cover and kill corals. In the case of in­land ac­tiv­i­ties, once trees are re­moved, sed­i­ments can eas­ily en­ter the ocean af­ter rain­fall. Dur­ing min­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, sed­i­ments and harm­ful chem­i­cals can en­ter the ocean through fresh­wa­ter streams or runoff.

Mil­lion tons of plas­tics will have made their way into our ocean by 2025.

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