The Coral Reprise

By Sam Lock

Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide jobs for local communities, and offer opportunities for recreation. They are also a source of food and new medicines. Over half a billion people depend on reefs for food, income, and protection. Unfortunately, coral reef ecosystems are severely threatened. Some threats are natural, such as diseases, predators, and storms. Other threats are caused by people, including pollution, sedimentation, unsustainable fishing practices, and climate change, which is raising ocean temperatures and causing ocean acidification

 Corals can recover from bleaching events if conditions improve before they die, though it can take many years for the ecosystems to fully heal = The Coral Reprise

Originally created for TRAIL 2020, this piece has been taken apart, reconstructed and has many new elements added, for exhibition by invitation for Plymouth Lord Mayors Festival 2022.