Scientists, Diving Industry Join Hands To Recover RI’s Coral Reefs
Author: Desy Nurhayati
Source: Bali Daily
Saturday, October 19, 2013
In 1998, the worst coral bleaching in 700 years occurred, hitting the Great Barrier Reef. The Caribbean area suffered a similar fate in 2005.
In 2009, mass bleaching was recorded in Bali and a year later many famous dive sites in the Maldives, Thailand and Malaysia reported severe bleaching affecting all coral areas there.
"In Indonesia, about 20 locations also reported mass bleaching. In Sabang and East Aceh up to 90 percent of coral were reported to be bleaching and have gradually recovered," said Naneng Setiasih from the Coral Reef Alliance.
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