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A major threat, coral bleaching

David Hannan / Ocean Ark Alliance / Tara Expeditions Foundation

Tara Expeditions Foundation

Tara Expeditions Foundation

A temperature increase of less than 1°C for a few weeks may be sufficient to cause coral bleaching. This phenomenon results from the separation between the animal (the polyp) and the alga (zooxanthella) which provides food and energy through photosynthesis.
A bleached coral reef is the most visible impact on biodiversity of global warming.
Tara Pacific expedition 2016-2018

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  • Title: A major threat, coral bleaching
  • Creator: David Hannan / Ocean Ark Alliance / Tara Expeditions Foundation
  • External Link: Ocean Ark Alliance

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