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Coral reef bleaching, framed

Le blanchissement des coraux


  • Year : 2019
  • Dimensions : 27.9528 x 51.1811 inches

The artistic process

Coral reefs are among the richest and most endangered  marine ecosystems in biodiversity.  Covering only 0.1 % of the ocean’s surface, the reefs are inhabited by one third of the total 300,000 marine species in the world’s waters.  The alarming bleaching of the coral reefs ( 50% of the Great Coral Barrier Reef in Australia )  is caused by acidification of the seawater.  Scientists predict the total disappearance of the reefs in the 21st century, if the production of  green house gases is not drastically reduced.