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How Okinawa Coral Has Been Damaged By The Effects Of Coral Bleaching (8 pics)

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Global climate change and pollution have a big impact on the unique ecosystems of coral. These coral reefs off the coast of Okinawa have suffered from the effects of rapid bleaching, and experts worry that if the trend continues the Great Barrier Reef could disappear in a few decades.

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№1 Author: kryptor (26 Sep 2016 13:18) Total user comments: 4840


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Warmer water temperatures can result in coral bleaching. When water is too warm, corals will expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching.

source: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/coral_bleach.html
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