Trivia / Calm Lakshadweep

Corals are __________.

  1. Animals
  2. Plants
  3. Rocks

Animals

Corals are marine animals who live in symbiosis with an algae that provides it with food and even colour. Due to several external factors like rise in temperature the algae leaves the corals and it not only looses its colour but it also leads to its death and this effect is known as coral bleaching.

According to scientists in collaboration with NCF, one reef surveyed in Kavaratti island showed that 87 per cent of coral individuals were bleached. One long term solution to save the corals of Lakshadweep is fighting climate change but the authorities are working at the local level to manage reef fishing.

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