How does one small anemone that can’t move far end up spread all over the world? In a word: humans.
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Coral reefs support thousands of species of fish, corals, invertebrates and other creatures – but some collection practices can put all of them in danger. Defenders is working with industry leaders to stop these practices and protect our world’s coral reef wildlife.
Corals get their colors and their food from the tiny algae that live inside them. But other micro-organisms aren’t always so friendly.
How are coral reefs near ground zero of BP’s oil disaster faring only four months after the capping of the tragic spill? According to a report released by a team of federal researchers, not good.
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have detected a plume of hydrocarbons that is at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Chris Haney, Defenders’ chief scientist said, “Along with a University of Georgia study that refutes a flawed government analysis put out to disguise the real fate of the oil, the two recent studies ought to convince the media, the administration and the American public that credible science trumps spin every time.”