Coral reefs are the center and foundation of the ecosystem of the tropical oceans. Without reefs did not exist at all rich and wonderful world this.

Dependence on the reef is not only under water, even over the water the reef is the physical basis on which entire nations are built. Also, without the reef there was no physical space on the reefs they created human beings created a rich world cultures, and other social and religious heritage is a product of living water – the reef. Other countries coral reefs contain large and complex that providers millions of people every day. Tropical reef abundance of proteins is the basis of the daily menu of tens of millions of people. The reef also provides a natural breakwater for the coast guard. Most of the reefs can be found mainly in poor countries, and millions of people from rich travelers and vacationers in poor countries economically, but rich in coral reefs. Economic importance of coral reefs is very high, and sometimes also the basis of most of the local economy and the introduction of foreign money. Coral reefs are living systems, the richest and most complex in the world. Both the house of not less than one million species of living things – plants, fish, worms, clams and more, who have complex relationships between them. But one day a prominent importance in building the reef – a polyp. Coral’s body called a polyp, and they secrete around themselves like a rock skeleton Girni. Rock / skeleton This is the key to all the world’s reefs. The majority of the world’s coral reefs survival is threatened. Some of them are even real danger of extinction! Although there are natural threats, the greatest danger that threatens coral reefs of our activity – human beings. But not too late to help the reefs. Submitted a list of issues which anyone can help: A. Support businesses that help keep your reef. Two. Not to use pesticides with chemical additives (a large part of these materials end up in the sea or our water sources.) Three. I volunteered to clean above and below water. Four. While visiting the coral reef make sure all the local bylaws. Five. Spread the word: You can save the reefs. 6. Make consumers aware of, to be part of the industry’s global maritime memorabilia. Seven. Do not pollute! Dirt on land eventually reaches the sea. Eight. Recycle, by less spam reaches the sea. Nine. Save water. 10th. Report any illegal activity affecting the beaches and reefs, responsible bodies need all that extra pair of eyes. 11th. Keep it clean There’s no shame to collect other people’s junk. 12th. While visiting the reefs around the world use local guides. 13th. To be anchored on the reef, used corks off for anchorage. 14th. While diving is no touch, no Lharhif sand and keep the reef clean. 15th. Volunteer organizations that help in maintaining the reef. 16th. Support the creation of nature reserves. 17th. Educate yourself, learn and learn how you can help passing laws designed to protect the reef. Millennium report shows that in recent decades destroyed 20% of coral reefs, and the chance Lhtaossotn unreasonable. In addition, 70% coral reefs were reduced to some extent, especially in the Caribbean and parts of Southeast Asia. Most severe deterioration process occurs in developing countries, where are most of the coral reefs.

Author: Aviv Levy – Scientific Director of the Underwater Observatory Marine Park

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