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Do we need forests? Do we need trees? Do we need reefs?

Melanie Mangione

Tags art, coral, coral bleaching, shark

Do we need forests? Do we need trees? Do we need reefs?

The answer is F*CK YES. The heading is quoted from documentary "Chasing Corals", What a powerful statement. Today I had a great conversation with Kanda Schueller (Instagram: @Kandasaurus_rex), the artist of this beautiful painting in relation to the stigma sharks face and also attention of coral bleaching next to beautiful blooming colours to make it more relatable. But to me, a coral reef is an underwater city/forest. And this city is burning (bleaching) in front of our very eyes due to water temperatures rising.  Contrary? I agree. So, why can't humans realise the importance of the above 2 marine animals? we...