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    Coral Diseases

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    accounts of various coral diseases have been on the rise which had lead to the decimation of keystone species of corals throughout mainly the world’s tropical oceans. Since the mid-1990s, 18 coral diseases affecting at least 150 scleractinian, gorgonian, and hydrozoan zooxanthellate species have been described in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific (Sutherland et al. 2004). Most of these diseases have been caused by bacterial, fungal, and protist type pathogens as well the increased sea temperatures, pollution, and eutrophication. Sutherland et al. says that it is estimated that worldwide 27% of coral reefs have been lost with 16% at serious risk and the corals exhibiting diseases have increased 218% between 1996 and 2000…

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    Coral Endangerment

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    Coral Endangerment and Carbon Emissions Robert Swan once said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” It is well known that when it comes to the environment, human and destruction are synonymous. Simply look up “coral” in a search engine and you are bound to find countless articles showing how our excessive release of carbon has jeopardized reefs around the world. Yet most people, after concluding the article, still do not have the full sense of what is…

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    Coral Bleading

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    The objective of this research is to recognize the importance of corals in the aquatic system and how this influences the life of the other species. As well as knowing the types of necklaces that are and the dangers that run after the alteration of variables in the ecosystem that surrounds them. In the same way know the latest research on the Coral Bleading and know the places that have been affected with this problem. It is important to investigate on this subject since in society it does not…

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    Coral Reefs

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    The article “Hidden Battles on the Reefs: How Will Coral Reefs Fare in a Changing Ocean?” was written by Tom DeCarlo and was published in Volume 51, Issue 2 of the journal Oceanus in 2016. I accessed the article through the University of West Florida’s library’s website by searching for the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database under the “A-Z Database List.” Once in the database, one can search the title of the article in the search box to locate it. DeCarlo intended this article to be read by…

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    Anthozoans: Coral Reefs

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    Coral reefs are Anthozoans. Scientists classify them as animals. They are the largest class of organisms in the phylum cnidarian. There are more than six thousand species. Coral reefs are communities of living things. They are known as the “rainforests of the oceans.” This is because there are sea slugs, oysters and many other creatures living there. Corals are animals related to anemones and jellyfish. They extend their tentacles to sting. A polyp is an individual coral consisting of a stomach…

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    Coral Reef Destruction

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    Coral reefs throughout the world are experiencing various levels of decay. While only ten percent of the world’s overall coral reef population has been completely destroyed, in hard-hit places like the Philippines over 70 percent of coral reefs have been lost, while just a measly 5 percent can be said to be in truly good condition. The causes behind the widespread destruction of coral reefs are many, all acting simultaneously to contribute to the problem. Firstly, humans serve as a huge…

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    Evaluate Coral Bleaching

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    Coral bleaching is put into different categories based on the loss of dinoflagellate symbionts. Large events affect coral reefs with a growing frequency. Recent bleaching has hamed corals throughout the world's oceans. When coral bleaching appears only in a scientific literature after warming of the ocean. In the next 30- to 50 years bleaching will rise rapidly because of the change in sea temperature. Changes in stress on coral communities worldwide. Lots of methods have been used to evaluate…

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    1,500 species of fish, is currently experiencing another massive bleaching event. This ‘bleaching’ occurs when pollutants, excess sunlight, or unusually hot waters drive coral to to expel symbiotic algae, which are the coral’s main source of food, from their tissue, turning the coral white. This process, while not necessarily beneficial to the coral, will not immediately kill the coral. Instead, the coral could possibly be recovered if the condition of the water improves and if the coral can be…

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    Coral Reef Biodiversity

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    Biodiversity of Coral Reefs By: Ganesh Balaji Ecology is a macro-scale science that encompasses all biological life. However, in order to fully understand the depth of ecology, and its significance in relation to life on earth, one must study the biodiversity of the species living in this planet. Although the history of modern human civilizations has largely ignored the importance and complexity of biodiversity, understanding the many layers of biodiversity will provide us with richer knowledge…

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    Coral Reef Decline

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    The article “Forecasted Coral Reef Decline in Marine Biodiversity Hotspots under Climate Change” examines the suitability of habitats for coral reef development and growth concerning mainly the factor of thermal tolerance. Coral reefs are home to many species and these habitats are key for maintaining biodiversity, yet under climate change this highly diverse system is very vulnerable, especially to changing sea surface temperatures. A slight increase in sea surface temperature can lead to mass…

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