How Can We Help the Ocean?

by Lauranie Phan on April 20, 2018 - 2:55pm


      In the article entitled “Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change”, a research group from the University of British Colombia found in the Caribbean, big reef areas where protecting fish species living there from the warming of the ocean. Indeed, while the overall fish population in the region has been decreasing due to changes in the temperature, those whose habitat was in the reef have been experiencing a slower decline. Sadly, however, those reefs are slowly disappearing because of many factors such as storms and human pollution. The article believes that if efforts are put to help revive the coral reefs and to regulate the small-scale and subsistence fisheries, we could be able to save the fish populations from a drastic extinction.


      I think that if governments in the Caribbeans and as a matter of fact from all over the world should but their efforts in protecting our still existing species and environment instead of rooting for projects that are degrading our planet. If politicians and multinationals would stop following their own interests and actually opened up to the communities and how they can truly help, we could probably solve a lot more environmental problem.



I decided to comment on your article as the title attracted me. I never hear before the problems on the Caribbean as we seem to talk more about Asia and Australia and their issues and don't give attention to oceans who are closer to us. It does not surprise me that the Caribbean have problems with their decline in fish species because it is a sea abused by human and nature just like the others even though we don't seem to talk about it. On an article from the Guardian I read, it is mentioned that if the situation does not change, the coral reefs will disappear within 20 years! It is totally scary! In the article, it is also mentioned that this issue is caused by tourism. However, must countries in contact with the Caribbean Sea depend on the tourism economy to sustain themselves. It is very sad as they are in a vicious circle. The population is trying to survive, they can't manage to be even more careful with the overfishing, the pollution and to reduce the tourism. It is a crisis.
I also totally agree with your opinion. We need the world population to be aware of the issues so we can change our situation as a whole
Source : Aldred, J. (2014). Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ within protection. The Guardian. Retrieved from

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