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Ocean Ark AllianceOctober 17, 2016 at 7:18am
In this authoritative video first made public in 2009, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg describes how increased Co2 concentrations in the atmosphere are bringing about both warming of the seas and ocean acidification, which may both accelerate the disappearance of coral reefs.

He warns that current efforts to curb Co2 emissions are falling well short of what’s needed to protect coral reefs.
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Climate Change: Coral Reefs On The Edge
In clear and direct language, one of the world's leading coral scientists, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, presents his scientific findings that show how increasing…
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Ocean Ark AllianceOctober 15, 2016 at 10:10am
OAA have recieved a lot of email and messages about 'death of the reef' this morning - here's an extract of one we particularly agree with:

" ... the best action in my view is to be honest - it's serious, parts are showing signs of death, other parts show signs of recovery and yet others were not affected. This means there is still time to act - eulogies are passive and demotivating. Actions that mobilise people to write, call and lobby the Australian politicians who are under pressure to allow mining, shipping, fishing and other actions in the reef are critical...."
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Ocean Ark AllianceOctober 15, 2016 at 9:36am
Corals and reefs are currently in the news. Dr J.E. 'Charlie' Veron and Mary Stafford-Smith authored the monumental print publication "Corals Of The World" way back in 2000. It was then the culmination of over 30years work.

Over the last 5 years the project has been moving online and recently went "live" (in 'beta') on the link below as a definative resource for coral science.

OceanArkAlliance (along with many other people, groups and organisations have and continue to support Charlie and Mary's life's work.)
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Ocean Ark AllianceOctober 15, 2016 at 9:11am
The below 'obituary' published the other day on another website has prompted a big response around media world-wide and generated a lot of email to OAA.

Some informed critics have retorted that "only" 7% or 22% or 50% or 93% of the reefs "have died". Whatever the actual numbers, anybody who has ever visited a reef - or a rainforest - or a prairie - or a desert, will marvel at our planets biodiversity and capacity for "Life in all it's forms"... and notice this is changing dramatically wherever we choose to look.

This is a challenging realisation especially for young people. Maybe its like saying "only x %" of our town or city or country or continent has been destroyed.. and what will we do about it... maybe it becomes a question of attitude and how we lead our lives... the imperative of our times ... in our own backyard as it's all one planet ??

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OAA’s mission is to nurture, inspire and create a deeper appreciation of some of the most wondrous, yet fragile, ecosystems on our planet. Our current focus is coral reefs, coastal communities & polar biomes.

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OAA offers its Development Partners access to and license-free use of an ever-growing media collection of globally significant marine digital stills, scientific data and video libraries, for a wide variety of selected non-profit uses in marine education, science and conservation projects.

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Ocean Ark Alliance (OAA) is a Not For Profit organisation based in Australia dedicated to supporting, sponsoring and promoting marine education and the conservation of oceanic environments. OAA is part of a global network of Development Partners that includes world-renowned marine scientists, researchers, undersea explorers, multi-award-winning film-makers and photographers, marine artists and media specialists, educators, conservation organisations and a diverse range of business organisations.

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