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Coral Comeback: Corals Under Threat

4 minutes 50 seconds

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Societal change and growth is impacting the ocean ecosystem. One of these consequences is the rapid decline and death of coral reefs. Part of the "Coral Comeback" series.

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Runtime: 4 minutes 50 seconds

Close up of globular coral with a striped tropical fish swimming in front. Caption: We will learn how super corals are being developed in the lab,
Coral Comeback
Episode 1
1 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Towering coral reef with swimming fish as seen from below against the ocean surface. Caption: (narrator) But the whole reef system is in incredible danger.
Coral Comeback
Episode 2
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Extreme closeup of the cell structure of coral showing rectangular shape in the center of textured cell material. Labeled, (algae) ZooXanthellae. Caption: Zooxanthallae live inside some of the coral's cells.
Coral Comeback
Episode 3
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of waves on the shore. Caption: it is dramatically changing the chemistry of the ocean.
Coral Comeback
Episode 4
4 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Flat, fan shaped, leaf-like structures grow off coral while a person in scuba gear swims by. Caption: Much of their oxygen comes off the coral reef.
Coral Comeback
Episode 5
5 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Generally spherical white coral consisting of countless individual arm segments on the ocean floor. Caption: and the solution of their rescue might be within.
Coral Comeback
Episode 6
5 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Jagged shoreline with rough waves and plant life growing at the crest of the rocky peaks. Caption: ocean acidity will double by century's end
Coral Comeback
Episode 7
3 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Coral reef with a variety of marine plant and animal life. Caption: The goal is to restore the coral reef
Coral Comeback
Episode 8
2 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Gloved hand reaching into a small tank to pick up a piece of white coral being grown on a disc. Caption: that fight some of the worst infectious bacteria.
Coral Comeback
Episode 9
2 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12