We’ve collected the best Coral Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Saadi, Michael E. Mann, Enric Sala, David Attenborough, Ted Danson. Use them as an inspiration.
I was interested in variations in temperatures of the oceans over the past millennium. But there are no records of these changes so I had to find proxy measures: coral growth, ice cores and tree rings.
I’m actually getting to the stage where places I travelled to for the first time in the early 1990s are now unrecognisable. I go to coral reefs that I went to ten years ago when they were swarming with fish and sharks, and now they are barren deserts.
The Bahamas has mangrove nurseries, coral reefs, shallow sea grass beds, and deep oceanic trenches – all perfect ecosystems for sharks. Photographing multiple shark species in exquisite water was the assignment I had dreamed about from the start.
I know Dr. Kennedy and I know Coral Ridge Ministries. I have no connection.
Coral is a very beautiful and unusual animal. Each coral head consists of thousand of individual polyps. These polyps are continually budding and branching into genetically identical neighbors.
Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.
Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
When my younger son was 13 years old, he asked me to read ‘Swallows and Amazons’ to him while he made models. He liked it so much that I ended up reading all thirteen of Ransome’s books, including the ones that I missed out on. This led my son to ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and ‘Coral Island.’