Ken Nedimyer, coral savior

By | March 5th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ken Nedimyer, director of the Key Largo-based Coral Restoration Foundation, is a hero, says CNN. Nedimyer is working to stave off the collapse of South Florida’s population of elkhorn and staghorn coral, which have died off in catastrophic numbers over the last three decades due to disease, pollution, and climate change. “If coral reefs died completely, coastal communities would be bankrupt, tourism would be virtually gone, a billion people in the world will be impacted,” Nedimyer says in his CNN Heroes feature video. “I started thinking, how can we fix this problem?” To learn more about Nedimyer, his fight to revive coral reefs, and how you can get involved, watch the video below and read “Florida group rebuilds vital coral reefs”.

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One Comment on “Ken Nedimyer, coral savior”

  1. 1 Alfredo said at 9:00 am on March 14th, 2012:

    The cited research aclrite seems to conclude that all coral reefs on Earth will be dissolving when the CO2 concentration in the air reaches 560 ppm. How are we to reconcile this with the findings of geologists that millions of years ago, the CO2 concentration in the air was ten to twenty timed the current concentration of approximately 385 ppm. Were there no corals long ago?

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