Ocean Acidification: Can Corals Cope?
Climate warming due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is only part of the "CO2 problem" affecting life on the planet. In fact, much of the CO2 emitted from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by the ocean, causing ocean acidification, a chemical phenomenon threatening marine life. Join Scripps marine biologist Martin Tresguerres as he describes research into the potential impact of ocean acidification on corals, and the mechanisms these amazing marine animals use to try to cope with the problem.
|Ocean Acidification: Can Corals Cope?|
|Acidifying the Ocean: Assessing Impacts on Coral Reefs
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|The Role of Oceans in Climate
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|Corals and Coral Reefs
Dr. Nancy Knowlton explains what corals are and how they build reefs, and then talks about the phenomenal biodiversity found in coral communities and why this diversity is important to reef health.
|Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough
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|Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography
A class that provides a general introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and history of Earth's global oceanic system.