All around the world, much of the world’s marine biodiversity face threats from activities and events such as
Climate change causing global mass coral bleaching
It is believed that almost all species of corals were affected by high sea surface temperatures13 during 1998 and the El Niño at the time, which resulted in global coral bleaching and mortality.
2002 was then the second worst year for coral bleaching14 after 1998.
Scientists have long been pessimistic about the future17, with some reefs expected to vanish by 2020.
Additional scientific research, reported by Greenpeace fears climate change will eliminate reefs from many areas: