Death of coral due to coral bleaching
Shock and horror! Unexpectedly one summer, large sections of the Great Barrier Reef turned white. On closer inspection the coral polyps were no longer colourful. After a few weeks in some areas the coral polyps died leaving the white limestone skeleton of the reef exposed, while in other areas it took years for the coral reefs to fully recover. What was going on?
Track down the culprit causing coral bleaching.
Why did the symbiotic algae leave home?
Death of coral polyps
Greenhouse gases and climate change
Don’t be confused, don’t be mislead!
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