Searious Business got a living oceanLia Huybrechts
( 500 meter | Member of team: Searious Business )
I will join WWF’s Sea Swim on Saturday 10 September 2022 to protect our coral reefs.
For the blue heart of our planet 💙
Click on the link below if you also feel like contributing. By joining our team, or sponsoring us (once off and anonymous)
Why protect coral?
Although they look more like plants or rocks, corals are animals that are essential for the planet.
- natural protection: protecting shorelines and coastal communities from the impact of big waves, storms and hurricanes as they make landfall
- habitats for marine life
- nutrients for marine life: as a valuable source of nitrogen and other essential nutrients, ocean corals support entire marine food-chains, which depend on them for survival
- climate regulator: coral absorb and store harmful pollutants, such as carbon, in the same way trees remove CO2 emissions from the atmosphere
- recycling heroes: corals recycle matter and nutrients from broken-down elements, generating new life from old in a process that self-perpetuates the reef’s ecosystem