Island-building killing Middle East coral
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Stroll on Dubai's shore and dead coral crunches underfoot. The normally crystal-clear Gulf is fogged with silt. Eroding beaches need truckloads of sand to stay in place.
The $14 billion manmade islands project that is luring buyers from around the world is also damaging the habitat for Gulf marine life.
The new land masses have buried coral reefs, oyster beds and sea
grasses that nurtured fish and sea turtles. They block and reroute
natural currents, ...
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