• Coral Bleaching 1998 1999 Reef
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    Coral reefs are the most bio diverse ecosystem on the planet. There are more than 25, 000 known species of organisms and countless others that have yet to be identified (Helvarg, 2000). Reefs thrive on the shallow edge of tropical seas, most often on the eastern edge of continents along warm water currents that brush the coasts. Reefs cannot live in cold waters and are limited by ocean depth and available sunlight. Coral is the foundation of the reef community, providing a three-dimensional str...
  • Tourism And Assessing The Impacts A New Zealand Perspective
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    Tourism is undoubtedly the single largest industry in the world and contributes vast amounts of revenue into any given country. In New Zealand alone, tourism accounted for 10. 2% of Gross Domestic Product in 1996 or in dollar terms $11. 78 billion (Collier, 1999). In 1999, half a billion people traveled worldwide which indicates the huge scale of the tourism industry. And the speed of tourism growth is also outstanding - airplane numbers have increased thirty times since 1960 and in the last fif...