Death of coral reefs
How could coral reefs dying affect League City?
Many people’s jobs that live in or around League City rely on the existence of fish. Fishermen and boaters rely on the health of our oceans and if the coral reefs die there will be a chain reaction... First our coral will die, wiping out the marine life's habitats, the marine life will die in certain areas killing off more and more of the ocean life's food source eventually killing off more and more sea creatures eventually eliminating all. Whoever's job that relies on fishing that lives in League City will eventually lose their job. This would not only affect League City, the problem would affect the whole world. We see this possible threat to League City already taking affect to areas at this very moment. These areas are suffering economic, health, and political issues.
Coral reef being destroyed by an anchor.
Coral reef that's polluted by tires.
Marine life swimming in their natural habitat, a clean, healthy coral reef.
How coral reefs are disappearing...
Earth quakes, hurricanes, global warming, typhoons, cyclones damage coral reefs, but natural disasters are not the only reason coral reefs are dying. Humans are another major problem. With acts such as: Polluting the ocean with runoff waste, oil, trash, and much more, Boating causing coral reefs to get damaged by motors and anchors, etc.
We can solve the human impact issues on coral reefs by creating new laws preventing boating in certain areas, keeping our clean by preventing pollution in our ocean, bringing runoff waste into a designated area, etc.