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The Red Sea And Coral Reefs in Aqaba

Jordan, Aqaba - If global warming continues at the current pace, the vast majority of coral reefs on the planet are likely to suffer severe damage in the ensuing decades.

The wildly colourful coral reefs in the red sea, however, are an anomaly: They can withstand the heat and may even thrive in it, making them some of the only reefs in the world that have a chance of surviving climate change.

The Red Sea And Coral Reefs in Aqaba

However, there is a limit to how much they can consume.

Marine scientists who study the Red Sea claim that mass tourists and coastal resorts, overfishing, overdevelopment, pollution, irregular drainage system failures, sediment from buildings, and oil spills from ships or terminals have placed them in danger.

Coral Reefs

Coral reefs occupy less than 0.1 per cent of the ocean’s floor but provide huge ecological and economic benefits. About 25 per cent of all marine species depend on them at some point in their life cycles, the corals’ limestone branches protect coasts from storms, and they provide a food source and livelihood for millions of people.

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However, there is a limit to how much they can consume.

Marine scientists who study the Red Sea claim that mass tourists and coastal resorts, overfishing, overdevelopment, pollution, irregular drainage system failures, sediment from buildings, and oil spills from ships or terminals have placed them in danger.

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