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Why Do Corals Bleach? | California Academy of Sciences

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Shallow reefs are particularly sensitive to increasing temperatures. Warming water can cause coral bleaching, when an entire colony of coral polyps loses its color. In this clip, you'll visit the interior of an individual polyp to see how this happens. Bleached corals are sick, but not dead. Bleached reefs can recover, which is why it's imperative we slow the pace of rising ocean temperatures. Find more free educational resources at https://www.calacademy.org/educators - - - The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it's the only place in the world to house an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—plus cutting-edge research programs—all under one living roof. Connect with us: • Facebook: https://facebook.com/calacademy • Twitter: https://twitter.com/calacademy • Instagram: https://instagram.com/calacademy • Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/heycalacademy • Tumblr: https://heycalacademy.tumblr.com
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Gaia First (1 month ago)
Spoiler: Because humans are assholes.

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