Coral reef Current Affairs, GK & News

Volcano erupts in Southern Caribbean

The La Sourfriere Volcano located on the eastern Caribbean island recently erupted after decades of inactivity. The volcano forced thousands in the surrounding villages to evacuate. About the Volcano The Volcano was dormant since 1979. It started showing signs of activity in December 2020. When the volcano erupted in 1979 it created 100 million USD ..

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Report on Decline of US Coral Reefs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with the University of Maryland released a report on health of coral reefs in US Virgin Islands and in Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific. Key Findings The study has found that only 2% coral reefs are left alive along the coasts of Florida. This is the first ..

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500 metre tall Coral Reef discovered in Australia Great Barrier Reef

The scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It is the first to be discovered in 120 years. The reef is taller than the Empire State Building of the United States. Key Highlights The reef was discovered by the Australian Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They ..

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Humphead Wrasse

Environmental activists have called attention to the increasing instances of illegal fishing of the humphead wrasse fish in the waters of Hong Kong. About the Fish The humphead wrasse is a fish that dwells in the coral reefs. It is characterized by the presence of a ‘bump’ on its head. It can grow up to ..

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Republic of Palau becomes world’s first nation to ban reef-killing toxic sunscreen

The Republic of Palau, an archipelago found in the western Pacific Ocean, has become the world’s first nation to ban the use of sunscreens that have been deemed harmful to coral reefs and ocean life. The ban, which will come into force by 2020, has been signed into law by the Palau government. These sunscreens ..

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