What Causes Reef Degradation?
Long story short: coral reefs are dying around the world. But what are the causes behind it and what does it mean for the ocean as a whole? Like in any natural system, there are interdependent environmental factors, and when one thing goes wrong, the whole ocean can experience a domino effect. The corals that make up the beautiful reef systems that we know and love work together with tiny algae called zooxanthellae. Zooxanthellae help feed corals through photosynthesis and it