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Climate Change and Coral Reefs: Introduction To Coral Reefs and Climate Change (Module 1)

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Climate change is pushing the world’s coral reefs to the edge of extinction. The growing damage is an early warning of the danger climate change poses to the world’s oceans and other ecosystems. These rich, sensitive ecosystems are vital to the survival of one-quarter of all sea life and the economies of many countries. This episode introduces the concept of climate change and highlights its impact on coral reefs. Part of the "Climate Change and Coral Reefs" series.

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Closeup of 2 yellow and black striped fish and a blue tailed fish swimming through ocean coral of varying sizes and shapes.
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 1
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a coral reef with different shapes, colors, and sizes of coral. A school of bright blue fish swims over the coral towards dark blue waters in the background.
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 2
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Global map of coral reef acidification. Yellow, orange, and red currents swirl across the globe. Map title reads, "Coral reefs and aragonite saturation. 499." A color scale reads from yellow to blue, "3.3, limit for carbonate coral reefs."
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 3
Grade Level: 7 - 12
View below and in front of a sea turtle gliding through the blue ocean. His eyes look up and his flippers are pointed down taking strokes as his legs and tail extend behind him.
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 4
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12