Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Coral Triangle

Spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, this extraordinary area holds the richest concentration of iridescent corals, fish, crustaceans, mollusks and marine plants in the world. Labyrinths of limestone reefs, extensive sea grass meadows and coastal mangrove forests attract sea turtles and giants of the sea such as humpback whales to feed, breed and rest in the rich and sheltered waters.

The problem is, the coral triangle is in a sorry condition now. It is polluted by sewage discharges, dynamite fishing and there is a strain on the marine resource as there is growing population living on the coastal lines.

6 countries in the coral triangle are trying to save the corals by setting more reef protected areas, giving them a breather from human activities.

Let's hope all plans go accordingly and the corals are saved. Friends, let's go diving soon. Even if the plans to save the fishes and the corals, I project to the see a vast difference in the waters. Hopefully, we are still seeing corals and not wasteland.

Come on, it is to our advantage that the coral triangle is so near to Singapore. We have to plan frequent trips man. Underwater, its a different world altogether.
God bless the waters.


Nature Conservancy

Saving the Coral Triangle

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