The pink sea fan is a soft coral that lives in shallow waters in the western Mediterranean to northwest Ireland. These corals are also found southwest of England and Wales.
This species is classified as a vulnerable species worldwide and is listed as none of the important species in England and Wales.
A new study by the University of Exeter found that the species is likely to move northward around the British coast as global temperatures rise and climate change causes the earth to get warmer.
These results could be used to create areas to protect these endangered pink sea fan corals.
“We built models to predict the c current and future habitat of [pink sea fans across the area covering the Bay of Biscay, the British Isles, and south Norway,” says Dr. Tom Jenkins who is from the University of Exeter.
Let’s hope that we can stop climate change to save coral in general to make the earth a better place to live.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of Exeter
PC: Andy Wrightson