Major breakthrough against coral bleaching
Much of the coral on Bonaire is in danger of disappearing, putting the economies of diving tourism locations, such as our island, in danger.
Scientists in Australia have probably found a way to reduce the so-called coral bleaching, the massive death of coral, due to global warming. Much of the coral on our globe – and therefore on Bonaire – is in danger of disappearing, putting the habitat of an estimated quarter of marine life at stake and then the economies of diving tourism locations, such as our island.
The scientists have managed to keep the coral alive in warmer water than usual, by making the food of the coral, which is made up of algae, resistant to higher temperatures. The researchers call it a significant breakthrough and published their findings last week in the scientific journal Science Advances.