While coral reefs around the world are dying due to warming waters brought on by the climate crisis, scientists, working off East Africa, have discovered a large area of cool water housing a thriving reef, rich in wildlife and healthy coral. It runs the length of Kenya and Tanzania.
‘The coral sanctuary is a wildlife hotspot, teeming with spinner dolphins and boasting rare species, including prehistoric fish and dugongs. Researchers believe its location in a cool spot in the ocean is helping to protect it and the surrounding marine life from the harmful effects of the climate crisis.’ The Guardian.
Apparently, the area was formed thousands of years ago by glacial runoffs from Mount Kilimanjaro.
Although there still is much to do to halt the decline in the world’s coral reefs – home and life resource to a multitude of wildlife – this is a glimmer of hope and something to cheer about.
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Life in four stories
Four shorts: two about life, love, and death; one a poignant and disturbing memory that dangles a question unanswered; and one a wild fantasy – plus the first chapter of my latest book, Otto and Frankie.
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My latest novel, Otto and Frankie, is about a dying man’s fight against injustice, his wife’s unusual affair, and the love from his long-lost daughter.
Otto and his daughter Frankie could not be more different. He’s rich, an acclaimed author, human rights activist, and lives in England. She lives in New York, just about survives from one pay cheque to the next and hasn’t seen or spoken to her father for twenty years. Dutifully reunited by his impending death, she’s amazed to find him a kind and noble man who, while grappling with his wife’s bizarre affair, champions for the world’s forgotten and dispossessed to his last. After Otto’s death, Frankie’s admiration for her father leads her into a dangerous and life changing pursuit.