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Changing Planet: Fading Corals

NBC Learn/Windows to the Universe

This video provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of coral reefs, the physiology of corals, and the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on coral survival. It highlights experts from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the University of Miami.

Video length: 6:04 min.

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About the Science

  • Video discusses coral bleaching, which is caused by warming ocean temperatures and ocean acidification.
  • The focus is on the biology of corals and how researchers study the complex ecosystems of coral reefs.
  • Comments from expert scientist: This video is very well done, with up-to-date research featured. The interviews with scientists are a highlight.

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Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • This is a broadcast-quality video that has sufficient resolution for classroom projection.
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