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  1. 1. The Fall of Coral Reefs Rachel Neuharth
  2. 2. The Earth isgetting unnaturally hotter… what will this mean for the coral reefs?
  3. 3. Scienctist, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, explains what this means forreefs.
  4. 4. What is coral bleaching?
  5. 5. Coral bleaching is caused when water temperature increasesand the coral expels zooxanthellae, single celled algae withincoral. Zooxanthellae is critical for coral reef health.
  6. 6. Australia’s EnvironmentMinister, Tony Burke, talksabout the planned Coral SeaCommonwealth MarineReserve. Australia plans world’s largest marine protection zone in Coral Sea.
  7. 7. To be continued…
  8. 8. BibliographyHoegh-Guldberg,, O. (2008, September 3). Coral Reefs Under Rapid Climate. Retrieved from http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/harvell/Site/2007_files/HoeghGulb erg07.pdfCoral Sea marine reserve on the way. (2011, November 25). The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/coral-sea- marine-reserve-on-the-way-20111125-1nytd.htmlImages retrieved from:http://wavemakersrq.wordpress.com/http://www.clker.com/clipart-9974.htmlhttp://www.freeclipartnow.com/geography/earth/http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/ml/ocean/cb/virtual_stations.htmlhttp://www.whitsundaytimes.com.au/story/2011/06/21/burke-refuses-qld-tourism-proposal/http://www.france24.com/en/20111125-australia-plans-worlds-largest-marine-reservehttp://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/global_coral_bleaching_another.html

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