GLOBAL WARMING’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON SEA LIFE—
Coral Reef Bleaching—
- Change in temperature and elevated sea level cause loss of algae in the coral.
- Coral appears white, or “bleached.”
- Result is mass death of sea animals, which are dependent on the coral reef.
- The penguin population near Antarctica has been declining as the distance between them and their food has increased.
Rising Sea levels
The rise of temperature, even to a few degrees, could lead to the melting of ice shelves that hold back glaciers. This results in rising sea levels. The Larsen area of North Antarctic, South of Chili and Argentina have lost more than 5,200 sq miles of area.