With a big economic value of $375 billion a year, Coral reefs shelter numerous fish and marine life, protect shorelines, and attract tourists towards coastal areas. Though, some species of corals are able to amend accordingly the climate change effects, their capability of surviving may not stand for global warming until greenhouse gas emissions get reduced.
Coral reefs’ constant extant is not guaranteed. The new research has disclosed that corals are more likely to be disappeared in a short period of time until greenhouse gas emissions get a significant number of cuts. Many factors such as climate change, storms, pollution and bleaching along with the diseases that heavily play into damaging underwater ecosystems, while each of coral species is not able adapt these changes.
It has been demonstrated by the belonging researchers that all the coral reefs across the world are greatly in a risk of climate change, while some of the corals may be more adaptable than scientist thought and also the eco system can even be able to bounce back.
According to the British Journal, the research goes underway to reveal more about the flexibility of coral reefs. For the main factor responsible for their decline, the ratio of coral bleaching arrives is reportedly the skyrocketed with becoming like something related to the environmental crisis since the past few years.
A Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher, Rachael Bay from the Center for Tropical Research of UCLA, stated that, “These corals aren’t going to adapt at an unlimited rate. Keeping these reefs around requires curbing emissions.”