This year’s coral bleaching event is a wake up call for us all to start behaving differently – to reduce our carbon footprint. It is not a reason to stop exploring our underwater world.
In February 2016, sea surface temperatures climbed to an astounding 33°C in the waters off the far north Queensland coast resulting in coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef. How many more significant coral bleaching events before the Reef is gone forever?
On a recent trip to Fiji we found ourselves diving with Juliane Diamond, a program manager for the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), and as coral reefs are part of the reason we exist, I was keen to find out more about their work. I wanted to find out; what exactly is the Coral Reef Alliance, what do they do and how can we help?
Biodiversity #29 – Mankind!?! Scuba divers can play a significant role in spreading the message that what we do on land impacts what happens in our oceans and that without sustainable practices within fisheries the old adage “There’s plenty more fish in the sea” will simply no longer be true.