Coral recovering from tsunami

It’s just over 4 years since the tsunami that devastated many of the coastal communities in the Indian Ocean. In a small piece of  good news, scientists have found that some of the reefs that were damaged are recovering rapidly. It had originally been feared that some of the reefs off Indonesia could take 10 years to recover, but the New York  based Wildlife Conservation Society is reporting rapid growth in young coral in areas that had been badly hit. Apparently some communities are even abandoning  destructive fishing practices, which could be particularly good news for the future.

More from the BBC here.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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