To continue the coral reef theme of my earlier post, the AP published a story yesterday about a NOAA report documenting the decline of U.S. coral reefs, almost half of which are in poor or fair condition, mostly because of rising ocean temperatures. Oceana's very own Dave Allison, a senior campaign director, gets the kicker quote at the end, saying the entire world's coral reefs "border on disaster."
"All the world's coral reefs are being stressed by both short-term and long-term human impacts," Allison said. "We've known about the human impact on corals for decades. It's just that the combination of problems confronting the corals have never come together in such a perfect storm."
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