Coral reefs are not adapted to survive long term stress. For example, agricultural and industrial runoff, invasive species, increased sedimentation from land clearing, human sewage, and toxic discharges can all be stressful. Also, land based activities such as farming can introduce herbicides and pesticides. Their are many solutions to protect the coral reefs, together we can make a difference.
Invasive Alien Algae Removal
March 21, 2013 many students from different high schools gathered at Maunalua Bay to help remove invasive algae that was a threat to the coral reefs. As a result, the students gave back to the bay by participating in the project to save the coral reefs. I hope our hard work inspires other people to make a difference as well.
Gardening is a fantastic way to save money, and better yet plastic and other materials that are bad for the environment!!
Off-roading in the mud does more damage than we realize. The muddy water goes into the ocean and the coral reefs cannot handle it.
Many organisms cannot tell the difference between trash and food. For example, albatross eats anything that is floating on the ocean surface.
Don’t turn organisms homes into a trash can. Save them by using actual bins meant for trash. This sinkhole was once a home for a certain species of shrimp, but not anymore.
Get the community together for a beach clean up. Think of all the trash we’re keeping from going into the ocean, furthermore, we are saving many marine organisms.