The ZSL have launched a new campaign to help save the world’s endangered coral reefs, with some predicting coral reefs will nearly all have disappeared in the next 50 years.
These unique habitats provide protection for a variety of sealife…and humans, by creating a barrier against storms and flooding. But the coral reefs are in danger from the temperature change in seawater. The reefs need zooxanthellae, an algae that photosynthesize, giving the reef its colour, but the higher temperatures are killing off the algae, causing ‘coral bleaching’. Join the campaign on the ZSL site to help save these vital ecological sites.