Bleaching habitat

Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the marine realm. They also provide protein, livelihoods and services to tens of millions of people worldwide. Corals are extremely sensitive to higher sea temperatures. They ‘bleach’ when warming forces them to expel the pigmented algae on which they rely for energy. Too much warming and they die.

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Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the marine realm. They also provide protein, livelihoods and services to tens of millions of people worldwide. Corals are extremely sensitive to higher sea temperatures. They ‘bleach’ when warming forces them to expel the pigmented algae on which they rely for energy. Too much warming and they die.
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