Latest Line Islands Stories
Climate change, unsustainable fishing, and pollution are serious threats facing coral reefs, and now, a multidisciplinary series of studies is being conducted to understand the underlying processes.
By Christopher Pala Off the palm-fringed white beach of this remote Pacific atoll, the view underwater is downright scary. Corals are being covered and smothered to death by a bushy seaweed that is so tough even algae-grazing fish avoid it.
The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the worldâ€™s largest marine protected area â€“ a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and climate change.
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