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Can Coral Reefs Survive Climate Change? #OursToLose

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Channel: It's Okay To Be Smart
Categories: Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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Coral/Zooxanthellae symbiosis:
Global coral bleaching event is underway in 2015:
Learn more about the effects and extent of coral bleaching:
Could we ever lose all our corals?
Coral reef ecosystem species density:
Oceans absorb half of global CO2:
Oceans absorb 90% of excess heat:
Extent of coral loss:

Coral reef accelerated evolution:
van Oppen, Madeleine JH, et al. "Building coral reef resilience through assisted evolution." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112.8 (2015): 2307-2313.

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