Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals
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Prolonged ocean warming events, known as marine heatwaves, take a significant toll on the complex ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. This occurs when the stress of elevated temperatures causes a breakdown of the coral's symbiotic relationship with its algae, which provide the coral with energy to survive, and give the reef its distinctive colors.
Halton, M. (2018, April 20). Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals. Panay News, p. 12.
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Reefs; Algae; Heat; Surveying; Temperature; Coral; Energy; Colour; Aerial surveys; Coral bleaching; Heat; Biological stress; Climatic changes; Environments; Ecosystems; Australia's ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies; Noaa Coral Reef Watch; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; University of Southampton's Coral Reef Laboratory; Hughes, Terry; Heron, Scott; Cziesielski, Maha; Wiedenmann, Jörg
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