Monthly Archives: March 2009

Reefs, the Earth’s kidneys. by EarthRehab

After watching this video titled ‘Canary in a coal mine’ which was created by Oceanographers and Ocean Scientists it is easy to understand that Coral Reef Eco-systems¬†are the Kidneys of the Oceans and consequentially the entire planet.

Wow, and now here are some statistics for you.

>70% of the Earth is Ocean while less than 1/4 of 1%  of the Oceans host coral reef colonies.

>80% of the global coral reefs are in a stressed out stage due to overfishing, pollution, global climate change, carbon, acidification, bleaching, invasive species, and disease.

<2% of the Earth is rainforests, it now should be easy to see which habitat sequests the most carbon and produces the most oxygen with photosynthesis by phytoplankton.

Please sign our Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act petition online.