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  • 1. The Fall of Coral Reefs Rachel Neuharth
  • 2. The Earth isgetting unnaturally hotter… what will this mean for the coral reefs?
  • 3. Scienctist, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, explains what this means forreefs.
  • 4. What is coral bleaching?
  • 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. Australia’s EnvironmentMinister, Tony Burke, talksabout the planned Coral SeaCommonwealth MarineReserve. Australia plans world’s largest marine protection zone in Coral Sea.
  • 7. To be continued…
  • 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