Sweet Barrier Reef

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  • Year: 2009
  • Place: Great Barrier Reef
  • Land: Australia (-17.59030415,146.63741162358355) centr.
  • Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, and Water/ Body of water
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The installation SWEET BARRIER REEF consists of coral reef structures made mainly of sugar. The bleak corals remind onlookers of the process of coral bleaching which, for instance, endangers the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Sediments that often derive from sugarcane harvesting lead to the bleaching and eventual death of corals. >>

“More broadly, this work seeks to focus on all causes of human impact that lead to coral death. Presently the most significant factor of coral bleaching and danger to coral is posed by global warming. Abnormal rises in sea temperatures lead to massive coral damage in vast areas. Coral is a very sensitive animal and cannot tolerate a rise of even one or two degrees in sea temperature. It can be classified into one of the animals that are easily damaged with human impact, such as a result of climate change, over-fishing and water pollution.” (Yonetani) >>

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