Tuesday, September 6, 2011
#249 / The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier reef, 1600 miles long, is located off Australia, and is threatened by ocean acidification, just as the corals of Fiji are. Ocean acidification is the result of increased carbon, placed into the atmosphere by human activities, and then absorbed in seawater; essentially, the main cause of ocean acidification is the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. Ocean acidification, in other words, is associated with the processes that are driving the global warming crisis.
I took the picture. The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful. If you are in the area, I'd recommend a visit.
Don't wait too long.