Warm sea temperatures caused by the ongoing El Nino has already impacted up to 25% of reefs in 6 different atolls, Maldives Finest has learnt. NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicts this year’s El Nino impact will be more devastating to Maldives than that of 1998 which affected 90% of the reefs.
The already affected reefs are in Addu Atoll, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Laamu Atoll, South Male’, Lhaviyani and Haa Dhaalu Atoll. Not all reefs in the atolls are affected. Even the affected reefs are not entirely bleached yet.
During El Nino the sea temperatures become unusually warmer and causes otherwise colourful corals to turn white and eventually become dead. NOAA estimates the present El Nino will last through 2017. Mark Eakin of NOAA put it in a statement released a few days ago, “we are currently experiencing the longest global coral bleaching event ever observed.”
In the past week, we have seen coral in shallow water turned white and the ones in deep still remained unaffected. We don’t know for how long the currently-live corals will remain alive. It seems warmer the climate becomes bigger the damage it causes.
What can you do to prevent this from happening? Reducing carbon emission, planting more trees, enforcing more environment friendly laws could only help in the long run. The current El Nino is not going to end sooner, so let’s get started. Switch to bikes and public transport today!
Based on our observation, coral harvesting in the deep water could also help in case of Maldives. Many resorts even now grow corals but now it may be the time to make it mandatory for every resort. Before that, a proper research may lead the way to save the reefs of Maldives.
Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel has a solution that could conceivably produced a significant amount of media exposure to the Maldives and the coral reef problem. The BBC will do a full documentarie on our fabrication of our US Patented underwater hotel to the full demonstration in Maldivian waters.
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