A study conducted by the University of Western Australia has found that the country’s marine biodiversity is severely depleted by industrial pollution, which has caused widespread loss of coral and other marine life.
Key points:The study, which was published in the journal Science Advances, found that marine biodiversity has significantly declined since 2000A key factor affecting coral bleaching is CO2, which causes water to become saturatedThe study found that while there are many species of coral living on the Indian coast, the vast majority are not considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The researchers from the University’s Marine Ecology Centre and the Department of Ecology and Fisheries, found the extent of coral bleached in the Indian Ocean has declined by 80% since 2000.
In their study, researchers from Western Australia’s University of Science and Technology, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), used global satellite imagery to determine the extent and extent of bleaching on Indian reefs.
They found that coral bleaches have occurred in a variety of species of reef fish, including coral and sponge, but the most common species in Indian waters is the white-crowned spinner, which is also known as the white coral spinner.
“We were surprised to see that there was such a significant loss of the world’s coral,” Dr Robert Stoner, from the Marine Ecology and Conservation Centre at the University, said.
“It’s not just one species that has been affected.
There are many coral species that are not thought to be threatened by ocean acidification.”
This is the first time we’ve looked at this.
“He said there was also a clear link between ocean acidity and the species that live there.”
The extent of damage is also likely to be different for different species of fish and for different types of reef.
“The study concluded that the majority of coral species found in the waters of the Indian subcontinent were not considered endangered by IUCN.”
If you go to the IUCNC Red List for the world ocean, we don’t have any species that were listed as critically endangered,” Dr Stoner said.
He said the loss of corals was the biggest threat to marine ecosystems in the world.”
A lot of coral is going to die off because of industrial pollution.
If you look at the ocean, you see that corals are dying off at an alarming rate.
“There are about 30 species of coralline algae that have been identified as dying off globally.”
Dr Stoner also said that while coral reefs are important for coral reefs, they were less important for species of algae that grow in them.
“Algae is an important food source for marine life in the ocean and for reefs,” he said.