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The ocean controls _______, ____________, and __________ on Earth
weather, climate, and oxygen
According to marine biologists that have been studying coral reefs for decades what has happened in the last 30 years?
They have been dying
A coral is an ________ with thousands of _________. A Polyp has a ________ ________ surrounded by _________. Living in the tissue of polyps are _______ ______ which provide _______. Underneath the polyps grows a _________.
animal, polyp, circular mouth, tentacles, micro algae, food, skeleton
According to Dr Hoegh-Guldberg's research, what is the specific cause of mass bleaching and death in corals?
raising the water temperature by 2 degrees C
How is global warming like having a fever?
it is a stress response
Describe the multiple roles engineers had throughout the Chasing Coral project?
creating the lapse camera
Describe the ways a coral reef is like a diverse city?
reefs like building, different organisms have different jobs
_____% of all marine life relies on coral reefs directly or indirectly. _____ __ _______ people rely on coral reefs for food. New _____ use coral organisms to fight cancers. Reefs protect coastlines from ______ and _____.
25, half a billion, drugs, waves, cyclones
coral reef food chain
reef, small fish, big fish, human
The _______ _______ ____ is the largest living thing on earth
Great Barrier Reef
__% of heat absorbed by __________ ______ get transferred to the _____
93, greenhouse gases, ocean
How do carbon emissions caused by human activities is believed to impact coral, and thus marine ecosystems, and thus humans
Carbon emissions warm ocean waters which hurts that marine ecosystem and depletes a human food source
Explain the process of coral fluorescence and when it typically occurs
a chemical sun screen used to protect bleached coral right before they die
Most people are _________ to the problem of global coral bleaching. Why?
oblivious, we cant see it and the media doesn't cover it
According to the average projection for global ocean warming, in about ___ years will be unable to adapt, survive, and recover. How old will you be then
___% of the great barrier reef died in ____. This is an area equivalent to losing most of the trees from _________ to ________.
29, DC, Maine
List 10 locations where reefs bleached and dies last year
St. Thomas, Mexico, Bonaire, Fiji, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Kirbatu, Tuvalu
Are reefs necessary?
Yes because they support marine ecosystems that provide food for humans
What specific actions can individuals take that will reduce the rate of global ocean warming?
green cities, reducing carbon footprint
To whom was chasing coral dedicated
to all of the young people who can make a difference
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