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Sounds like good news for corals

(8 Posts)
Sel Tue 11-Dec-12 18:18:46

Good news - David Attenborough will be relieved. Having always dreamed of seeing and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, the reality, when I did, was heartbreaking. The marine biologists on the boat I was on were so concerned. I had the same experience in the Red Sea but I think that was more of a tourist induced death of the coral.

Greatnan Tue 11-Dec-12 17:44:07

Yes, but it is that word 'cold' that puts me off! My grandson is a diver and dives quite a lot in his dry suit in lakes in the North of England. I like my sea temperature to be roughly akin to a warm bath!

Nelliemoser Tue 11-Dec-12 17:39:12

We have some healthy colonies of cold water fossils off our coasts.

Greatnan Tue 11-Dec-12 15:21:03

Bags - thanks for the encouraging information. (Coral is a big chain of bookmakers)
I am hoping to see some really pristine coral in Fiji in March.

Bags Tue 11-Dec-12 15:16:30


tanith Tue 11-Dec-12 15:06:43

grin there's me thinking Bookies wink ahhh that's better... when will we get an EDIT button?

tanith Tue 11-Dec-12 15:05:46

(fgrin) there's me think Bookies (fwink)

Bags Tue 11-Dec-12 14:41:35

New research seems to be saying that sea corals are not as vulnerable as has been thought