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Explaining Coral Bleaching, The Latest Disaster Destroying Our Oceans

Our coral is dying. Here's why.

Explaining Coral Bleaching, The Latest Disaster Destroying Our Oceans

Photo: Len Zell/Getty Images

The latest environmental threat you need to worry about is coral bleaching. You may have heard of it recently due to its potential to destroy the Great Barrier Reef.

When ocean waters get too hot, it kills coral. And because reefs are such an important part of our ocean ecosystems, coral death can have a cascading effect on sea life. To get a more in-depth understanding, watch this video:

Video from Nexus Media.
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