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I) Introduction: What corals are and where they are
II) Background: Basic biology and ecosystem roles
B) Value to marine environment
C) Value to humans
III) Forms of coral reef destruction
1) Recreational: fishing, boating, snorkeling, etc
3) Indigenous peoples
4) Agricultural and development runoff
IV) Preventions & recommendations
A) Greater education
B) Continued restrictions and enforcement
C) Restoration: Gardening
Doggett, Tom & Baltimore, Chris. "Global Warming due to human activities, US finally concedes." The Star-Ledger, June 4, 2002.
Thurman, Harold. Essentials of Oceanography. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/CORALREEFS/CoralBleachingRecovery.pdf. Article focuses on coral bleaching and relies on current data for analysis of problem. Presents much statistical analysis.
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/ClimateChangePrediction/coraldamageindex.pdf. Article pertains to diver-related damages to corals in the Red Sea
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/CORALREEFS/DisturbanceRecoveryCoral.pdf. This article highlighted a study of corals worldwide, and concluded that there was no evidence of recovery in W Atlantic coral once it was damaged.
Article discusses damages to coral reefs from human and other natural sources.
Damage to corals due to blast fishing.
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/CORALREEFS/coralreeffuture01.pdf. by Nany Knowlton. The Future of Coral Reefs. 2002
http://studentresearch.wcp.muhio.edu/CORALREEFS/Coralbleachingconsequen.pdf. Coral Bleaching: Causes and Consequences by B E Brown 1997. Discusses causes of coral bleaching
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/CORALREEFS/coralreefchanges01.pdf Rapid Transition in the Structure of a Coral Reef Community. 2000
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/CORALREEFS/CoralReefsFutureScience99.pdf. Brighter Prospects for the World's Coral Reefs? Elizabeth Penisi
http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/CORALREEFS/CoralReefRestorationFrags00.pdf. Steps towards the evaluation of coral reef restoration by using small branch fragments R. Rinkevich. 2000.
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