Ocean Biodiversity

 

Biodiversity is the variation of life at all levels of biological organization. It is both terrestrial and marine. The ocean contains an astonishing totality of genetic species and ecosystem diversity still mostly unknown but with significant implication for food production, energy, public health, business and industry, ecosystem services, and leisure, cultural and aesthetic value. Threats include over-exploitation, destruction of habitat, introduced species, genetic pollution, and climate change.

Present Situation

 
 

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

 

Ocean Observations Biodiversity Video

 

MarBEF Marine Biodiversity Wiki

 

Climate Change and Biodiversity - Direct Impacts

 

Convention on Biological Diversity

 Solutions

 

  NOAA Coral Reef Conservation | What You Can Do
 

GOBI - Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative

 

Reef Resilience

 

 Protect Planet Ocean - Marine Protected Areas

 

International Year of Biodiversity 2010

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