coral reef

A magnificent photo of sea, swell, sky, and a monk seal swimming over a coral reef bottom in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. (NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP)

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What is happening to our coral reefs, and can coral nurseries help with reef restoration?
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Home to more than 4,000 fish species and countless other marine wildlife, coral reefs not only provide habitats, but also are critical to fishing industries that local communities around the world depend on.
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
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Coral is dying as a result of coral bleaching.
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Climate change is affecting the temperature and acidity of the oceans, which is putting our coral reefs, home to millions of species — and worth billions of dollars in multiple industries, at risk. 
Video by Sumner Byrne and Eric Osman
Video by Sumner Byrne and Eric Osman
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