Always thoughtful Mark Powell of Blogfish says corals are “the canary in the coal mine”, and points out a list of political actions you can take to help preserve fragile coral reef habitats.
Commenter Jives from the The New Blue contributes two stories about the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. Remodeling doubled the number of species and individuals in the tank by adding a magic ingredient–a massive coral reef replica. Coral biologist extraordinaire Dr. Les Kaufman tells his story as one of the principal designers.
And finally, Lucia Malla from Uma Malla pelo Mundo in Brazil is posting more stories and pretty pictures than we have here! I wish I could read Portugese! Please go pay a visit and say “OLÁ” to our South American friends.
Here’s one of the today’s visitor maps: