Coral reef

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Guardian    Context: Scientists have mapped the largest known deep-sea coral reef off the US Atlantic coast, stretching about 310 miles from Florida to South Carolina. Unlike tropical coral reefs, deep-sea coral must filter food particles from the water for energy. The newly discovered reef, which provides habitat …

Coral Restoration Program

 Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is taking measures to restore and protect coral reefs that have been impacted by bleaching events and human activities. Efforts are being made to promote environmental projects, including the growth of artificial corals and the restoration of damaged corals by the diving community.   However, …

Coral reefs damaged: What’s the big deal?

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment, Conservation, Pollution   Source: IE  Context: Coral reefs are not looking too healthy as increased ocean temperature caused by climate change is the main cause of coral bleaching events. Coral reefs: These are limestone structures (found in more than 100 countries) built by thousands of tiny coral creatures called polyps …