Tsunami affect to Reefs and Fish by Japan 8.9 Earthquake

Written by flyinry on March 11, 2011

As Tsunami waves travel across the ocean they can destroy anything in it’s path, including coral reefs. Friday, March 11th 2011 a 8.9 Earthquake hit Japan causing 23 foot waves, the biggest earthquake in Japan history.

Not only did they tsunami waves hit Japan, but warnings were issued for Indonesia, Hawaii, and many other countries and islands. This terrible event affects the lives of many human beings but since this is a fish website I will talk about it’s affect.

When these enormous waves approach countries and islands they increase in size due to the rising elevation of the ocean floor. The pressure and force caused by tsunamis and earthquakes can kill off and destroy coral reefs, fish populations, mangroves, and other aquatic life. So not only is the Japan earthquake devastating for people, but also Ocean Life.

My thoughts are prayers go out to the families affected by the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.