Ocean Biodiversity


Biodiversity is the variation of life at all levels of biological organization. It is both terrestrial and marine. The ocean contains an astonishing totality of genetic species and ecosystem diversity still mostly unknown but with significant implication for food production, energy, public health, business and industry, ecosystem services, and leisure, cultural and aesthetic value. Threats include over-exploitation, destruction of habitat, introduced species, genetic pollution, and climate change.

Present Situation


Coral Reefs and Climate Change


Ocean Observations Biodiversity Video


MarBEF Marine Biodiversity Wiki


Climate Change and Biodiversity - Direct Impacts


Convention on Biological Diversity



  NOAA Coral Reef Conservation | What You Can Do

GOBI - Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative


Reef Resilience


 Protect Planet Ocean - Marine Protected Areas


International Year of Biodiversity 2010

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