Climate Change - Coral Reefs on Edge

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Introduction to Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Dr. Kiki Sanford and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explain the formation of coral reefs, the integral part they play in maintaining ecosystems and coastline populations, and the threat they face due…
Coral Bleaching
Dr. Kiki Sanford and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explain how increasing ocean temperatures cause stress in coral which results in a white appearance and eventual death if the temperature does not…
Ocean Acidification
Dr. Kiki Sanford and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explain how a rapid increase of carbon dioxide emissions have lead to an increase of acidity in the ocean which eats away at…
The Future of Coral Reefs
Dr. Kiki Sanford and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg caution that unless we reduce our carbon footprint then the death of coral reefs and subsequent extinction of the species they harbor is…

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