October 11th, 2012
Written by Candice Jwaszko
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation works on a global scale to improve our understanding of coral reef health and the ecological integrity of coral reef ecosystems. Pollution, coastal development, overfishing, climate change, disease, and predation can negatively impact coral reefs. To see how reefs change over time as a result of these and other factors, scientists set up “Legacy sites”, observational areas that can be compared over time. These sites can provide incredible insight into the future of coral reefs, and their resiliency to ecological disturbances.