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As coral reefs die, huge swaths of the seafloor are deteriorating along with them

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As coral reefs die, huge swaths of the seafloor are deteriorating along with them

Post by evilconempire » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:17 am

By Chris Mooney April 20 at 9:00 AM

U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from the continuing decline of coral reefs: The seafloor around them is eroding and sinking, deepening coastal waters and exposing nearby communities to damaging waves that reefs used to weaken.

The new study, conducted by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey, examined reefs in Hawaii, the Florida Keys and the U.S. Virgin Islands, finding seafloor drops in all three locations. Near Maui, where the largest changes were observed, the researchers found that the sea floor had lost so much sand that, by volume, it would be the equivalent of 81 Empire State Buildings.

“We knew that coral reefs were degrading, but we didn’t really know how much until we did this study,” said USGS oceanographer Kimberly Yates, the lead study author. “We didn’t really realize until now that they’re degrading enough that it’s actually affecting the rest of the seafloor as well.”

Yates conducted the study with two other geological survey researchers and a researcher with Cherokee Nation Technologies. The work was published Thursday in the journal Biogeosciences.
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Post by barrysoetoro » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:29 pm

evilconempire wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:17 am
By Chris Mooney April 20 at 9:00 AM

U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from the continuing decline of coral reefs: The seafloor around them is eroding and sinking, deepening coastal waters and exposing nearby communities to damaging waves that reefs used to weaken.

The new study, conducted by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey, examined reefs in Hawaii, the Florida Keys and the U.S. Virgin Islands, finding seafloor drops in all three locations. Near Maui, where the largest changes were observed, the researchers found that the sea floor had lost so much sand that, by volume, it would be the equivalent of 81 Empire State Buildings.

“We knew that coral reefs were degrading, but we didn’t really know how much until we did this study,” said USGS oceanographer Kimberly Yates, the lead study author. “We didn’t really realize until now that they’re degrading enough that it’s actually affecting the rest of the seafloor as well.”

Yates conducted the study with two other geological survey researchers and a researcher with Cherokee Nation Technologies. The work was published Thursday in the journal Biogeosciences.
Oh, no! That does it, now I'm gonna vote Democrat! Only they can save us from global warming climate. What does the USGS have to do with weather & climate?

How about turn your computer off, unless its running on solar panels. It's eating up power, releasing CO2 into the air, causing the reefs to erode.
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Post by illeatyourdates2 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:11 am

WOW, those Star Fish are eating well!! They love that coral!!

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