The Alaska Marine Life Conservation Commission (AMC) is trying to figure out how to protect its endangered corals.
Last week, the AMC released a study, which suggests that the state’s ocean beaches should be more open.
The AMC’s report says that “most of the world’s coral reefs have gone extinct” in the past 100 years.
But it also says that the amount of coral in the sea is slowly recovering.
Here are 10 tips to protect the reef.
Know your reef.
If you live in the area, know what you’re looking at.
This is one of the best ways to get a better idea of what you might be looking at when you walk into the water.
“We’re going to be doing a lot more research and diving and seeing the sea floor and the ocean floor,” said Dr. Michael Hildebrandt, the president of the AMC.
“If you look in the water and see an inch of coral, then it’s there.”
Dr. Hildebrandt said that the study found that in places like the Bering Strait, where the ocean meets the Arctic Ocean, there were a lot of coral that had disappeared.
“You have areas where you’re going down to the ocean and seeing an inch and a half of coral,” he said.
Keep a lookout.
If your family or friends have pets, don’t let them see your coral.
Dr. Robert Schoenberg, the chairman of the environmental health advisory committee for the AMC, said that pets can get caught in the coral bleaching process.
He said that people should take measures to keep pets from swimming in the ocean.
“They’re getting caught in this system and if they get caught, it’s very serious,” he explained.
Protect your family.
While you’re still at home, get your family together and make sure they are prepared to go out into the ocean to dive.
“A lot of people don’t understand how the ocean works and what’s going on and how important it is to have divers around to protect us,” said Hildebert.
“When they’re in the aquarium, the divers have to be very careful not to disturb the coral.”
Make sure you wear your dive gear.
The coral bleaches are very strong and can leave a big scar.
“The biggest scar I can see is that it’s going to have a long lasting mark,” said Schoenburg.
“I’m not saying that it will be completely gone in the next couple of years, but you want to be ready to go.”
If it seems like the tide is rising, be sure to stay aware of the weather conditions.
If there’s a big storm or the temperature starts to get too high, get out of the water or get in the cooler areas of your home.
Hildebreich said that it is “very important” to be aware of where you are and that there are other people around the reef who are ready to help.
Make a plan.
The study also said that if you do decide to go diving, you should have a plan to make sure that you are safe.
“Make sure you plan ahead and make an itinerary for where you’ll be and how long you plan to stay,” said Margo Gorman, the executive director of the Center for the Conservation of Reefs.
“Plan your trip to the dive site, the dive, and the dive trip, and if there’s anything you want that you don’t have, you can call them and ask for it.”
Learn about the reef before diving.
If a dive trip doesn’t work out, you don,t have to spend the night on a reef.
Hainbrand also stressed that if a dive is in your plan, don,ts just walk up to it and go for it.
“Dive the right way, dive it safe,” he added.
Don’t wait too long to dive in Alaska.
The current is very warm and conditions are ideal for coral bleachers.
“It’s a great opportunity for the community to get together and see the coral and see if we can make it work,” said Gorman.
“Because we know that corals thrive in warm water, you want it to be an activity that’s enjoyable and relaxing for everyone.”
Keep an eye on your children.
If they are in the family, it can be hard for them to get out in the open and watch the coral.
“Our children have a hard time going outside,” said Mark Hildeband, the director of public affairs for the AMC.
“There’s no real way to get them outside,” he told the Washington Post.
“In a way, it could be a blessing.”
It’s important to remember that coral bleached coral is a very transient event.
“At this point, it may take a while for it