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How Corals Hold Centuries of Ocean Climate Data

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Before we can make a plan to protect our oceans from climate change, we need to know what they were like before human impact. We haven’t been collecting ocean data for very long, but luckily one ocean marine organism has been keeping records for millennia: corals. Paleoceanographer Nathalie Goodkin shows us how looking at evidence of the past in coral records can help us to protect these organisms, and our oceans, for the future.

To learn more about climate change, visit the new installation in the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth featuring interactive panels where visitors can engage with the evidence for climate change:

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