Defenders international conservation expert Alejandra Goyenechea heads to Jamaica for a week of meetings to help protect marine species in the Caribbean like the endangered manatee.
Posts Categorized: Coral Reef
Oil threatens coral in a variety of ways, from smothering the tiny animals, to impairing reproduction. And when corals suffer, the whole ecosystem that relies upon them does as well.
It’s big. It’s bad. And it’s coming to the coastlines of some of America’s best beaches. I wish I were talking about a Jimmy Buffett tour, instead of the ongoing Gulf oil spill. Who hasn’t seen the headlines about British Petroleum’s failed attempts at capping the gushing flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico… Read more »
Defenders’ expert Richard Charter talks coral reefs with CNN: the life sustained in these incredibly biologically diverse and important habitats, and the dangers posed to them by the ongoing Gulf oil disaster.