The Ecological Balance of Coral Reefs Persuasive Essay by Nicky

The Ecological Balance of Coral Reefs
A persuasive essay that we must reverse the man-made damage to the coral reefs.
# 128203 | 734 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper argues that if we do not take steps now to preserve the coral reefs and protect them from the destructive forces of mankind, we will destroy a complex ocean system that supports marine life and mankind. The paper contends that we must reduce ocean pollution and take steps to prohibit overfishing of our ocean shallows. The paper presents a plan in tabular form that is formulated to address the overfishing and man-made pollutants in the coral reefs.

The Threats to the Coral Reefs
The Plan for Preserving the Coral Reefs

From the Paper:

"Coral reefs are a system of living organisms found only in the warm benthic shallow ocean water environments along the world's coastlines. The shallow seas where the reefs grow represent just eight percent of the world's oceans, but sustain most of the life found in the sea (BBC/Discovery, film documentary, 2008). The health of the coral reefs is representative of the health of our oceans, and the health of our planet. The health of the coral reefs is impacted by hurricanes, tsunamis, drastic fluctuations in water temperatures, and the presence of mankind. It is a fragile ecosystem, but one that provides $375 billion a year in good, service and industry, and supports as many as 500 million people who are dependent upon the ocean life that can be found only in the coral reefs (Tibbets, John, 2004, p. 472)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC/Discovery Channel (2006). Planet Earth: Shallow Seas, documentary film, Discovery Channel, 12 October 2008.
  • Carrier, J. G., & Macleod, D. V. (2005). Bursting the Bubble: The Socio-Cultural Context of Ecotourism. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11(2), 315+. Retrieved October 26, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Tibbetts, J. (2004). The State of the Oceans, Part 2: Delving Deeper into the Sea's Bounty. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112(8), 472+. Retrieved October 26, 2008, from Questia database:

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

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