Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tsunami Damage in Hawaii

Although the tsunami damage in Hawaii this week pales in comparison to the devastation in Japan, the islands were not unscathed.  The house in this video was swept off its foundations into Napoopoo Bay, where the debris is threatening the coral reef:

"Coral reefs are home to over 25% of all marine life and are among the world's most fragile and endangered ecosystems.  In the last few decades, mankind has destroyed over 35 million acres of coral reefs...If the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world's coral reefs will be killed within our lifetimes." ~ The Coral Reef Alliance

No comments:

Post a Comment