Most definitely. It is estimated that the Great Barrier Reef could lose 95% of its coral by 2050 if the ocean temperatures increase 1.5 degrees C. This reef is also home to over 1,500 species of fish that depend on the coral. If the coral is gone, the fish will not survive. Click the link for more info.
1000s and 1000s of species would go extinct. Just on the Great Barrier Reef alone there are 1500 species of fish, 14 snake species, 5000 mollusk species, 400 species of coral, 60 seagrass species, 500 seaweed species, six turtles species, 200 species of birds, 30 species of whales, and dugongs all live on the Reef, and will become extinct should the Great Barrier become extinct. This applies to other reefs as well, should they become extinct. It’s even been estimated that all our reefs could be gone in the next 40-50 years. Maybe sooner.
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