CORAL Video & Highlights: Coral Reef Resilience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHcsg3dnass Transcript of RESILIENCE, narrated by Bruce Carlson, Ph.D. Few places on earth captivate our sense of wonder as much as coral reefs. But how stable and enduring are coral reefs? Violent tropical storms frequently destroy fragile coral skeletons, but broken branches quickly sprout new growth. Coral reefs are resilient and adapted to recover from these natural events, but what happens when humans tip the balance? Let me show you two examples in Fiji. For centuries Fijians have harvested marinelife without serious harm to their reefs, but near the capital city of Suva there are may more people fishing. Let’s look more closely at this reef

Aquaculturing Tropical Fish in Israel’s Desert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk_NGiruIXE Despite the arid environment, Arava Research and Development Center in Israel produces captive-bred freshwater and marine aquarium fish, mainly for the European market. For more information – http://israel21c.org/environment/raising-nemo-in-the-desert/ Credit: ISRAEL21cdotcom Thanks to Adam Pierce for bringing this to our attention.

CORAL Feature Video: Aaron Belandre’s Pico Reef

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKSXEsejEK4 This 3-gallon (11-L) reef, complete with stony corals and an astonishing array of marine organisms is tracked as it matures and evolves over its three-year life by owner Aaron Belandre, known to members of the Nano-Reef.com forum as El Fab—a bit of a legend in his own time among pico reef enthusiasts. Spoiler alert: Belandre had to move the tank toward the end of the time period, and the results are dismaying to watch. CREDIT: Aaron Belandre | YouTube
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