Deep water fish with Big teeth

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It doesn’t matter how adept we become at innovation, developing new technology and creating new compounds, there is nothing more captivating than the beautiful things that we find in nature. From the brightness of pure gold, to the vibrant colours flaunted by a coral reef, nature enthrals us. Sadly, our love of nature’s beauty has translated into wanting to hold her near… too near. We want to show our love for nature by owning a piece of her beauty. So very understandable, yet deeply threatening to the very thing we love.

Out of sight, out of mind. Above land, we can see the destruction caused by illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn and furs – to name but a few. But, as usual, we are oblivious to the destruction caused below the surface of the big blue ocean.

Here are a few reasons to show your love for our ocean and her creatures, by not purchasing items such as coral jewellery, tortoiseshell hair accessories (made from hawksbill turtles) and shark products.

CORAL

Coral is beautiful. The bright colours, the intricate shapes and whimsical lines really make it the kind of accessory anybody would want to wear. There are many different kinds of coral: From the bright reef corals you see when you go snorkelling or scuba diving in tropical waters, to the deep-water corals we never get to see… except in jewellery. What is used in jewellery is the skeleton of a coral animal. Deep-water coral is what is known as ‘precious’ or ‘semi-precious’ coral. They are the signature red or pink coral skeletons you would see in jewellery. The issue with wearing coral is that coral are, in fact, marine animals. They’re minute little creatures that grow incredibly slowly into what we know as coral. Some grow as slowly as 1 millimetre per year! Obviously, it takes many years for these coral to reach reproductive age. When they do reproduce, very few of the young survive.

The most common method of harvesting these wild, slow growing deep-water creatures is dredging. For hundreds of years, red coral has been harvested in this way – where large, heavy crosses with attached nets are dragged along the ocean floor. Needless to say, this destroys the complete ecosystem to a state where it can never recover again – with only a small percentage of what is brought up being used. What a waste.

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2008-04-16 05:44:01 by gaboo

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