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Surf and Turf: How Land Use in Okinawa Affects the Ocean


By jhjanicki on Monday,January 30th, 2017 in Data, GIS, No Comments

According to a recent survey from the Japanese environment ministry, over 70% of coral in the Sekisei lagoon – Japan’s largest reef located between the Okinawan islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote – has died from bleaching. While increasing ocean temperatures are the leading cause of coral bleaching, soil and pollutant runoff from the land also […]



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