The Coral Reef Speaks. Do you want to listen?

Let us begin the year 2015 with a beautiful message from the Coral.  Using the power of personification, Ian Somerhalder,  speaks as the Coral Reef.

Somerhalder is a popular American Actor and Model.  According to Wikipedia, among his notable works included the Lost and the Vampire Diaries.  He was also a multi-awarded actor and was actively involved in the cleanup drive of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster in 2010.  He also supported the St. Tammany Humane Society, an animal shelter and welfare project. (Source:  Wikipedia).

Earthniversity would like to share this message to you.  The video which is available on youtube is produced by Conservation International and uploaded by ConservationDotOrg.

And now here’s an example of  one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, the Tubbataha Reefs.  It is a 97 hectare reefs located in the middle of Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.  It is also a protected area under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines.


According Wikipedia, “research of scientists visiting the reefs since the 1980s revealed that the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park contains no less than 600 fish species, 360 coral species, 11shark species, 13 dolphin and whale species, and 100 bird species. The reefs also serve as a nesting ground forHawksbill and Green sea turtles.”


After watching this video, please spread the word – stop killing the coral reefs.  Thank you.



2 thoughts on “The Coral Reef Speaks. Do you want to listen?

  1. I love the “Nature doesn’t need people, people need nature”. So true. I recently went to the Great Barrier Reef and it was amazing.

    I think the problem with solving global warming lies in the fact that people don’t want to reduce driving, electricity use, etc… We are looking for alternatives, but as an engineer and a sustainability consultant, I don’t think we can ‘engineer’ our way out of this. We need to change behaviors not consumables.

    • Yes. The last part of your comment needs another article for me to discuss on. Let me see if I can tackle the topic – changing behaviors not consumable…thanks for the visit.

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