A few weeks ago I met coral for the first time off the coast of Oahu on Hawaii . It was nice. Now I have a new appreciation for the animal and every good news about it.
So here's something: The Belize Barrier Reef is no longer on the World Heritage Committee's list in danger since Tuesday . Nearly 1
Apparently, when it comes to protecting this natural wonder, Belize  puts it on – by putting a moratorium on marine oil exploration and increasing protection for mangroves that help sediment keep to keep water clean.
This is not a small version. Reefs around the world are deteriorating. For example, half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 1965 . Much of the blame lies in the warming waters – which will only deteriorate as a result of climate change – but Survey ution Ocean acidification also threatens all reefs
So that's Belize Barrier Reef sure for the time being but that could change a lot as climate change coral reefs the edge. And that's important, because corals are more than a majestic sight. They support countless fish people depend on food and support huge tourism economies .
Let's enjoy this victory, because it's not every day a huge coral reef system, it's actually fine. There is literally nothing like these extraterrestrial organisms, and we still have so much to learn from them.
Cheers to the Belize Barrier Reef. I have to plan a trip to Central America next.
Tags: coral reef, North America