Coral Bleaching

"Coral bleaching is whitening of coral that results from the loss of a coral’s symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) or the degradation of the algae’s photosynthetic pigment. Bleaching is associated with the devastation of coral reefs, which are home to approximately 25 percent of all marine species." (Rafferty 2019)


Rafferty, J. P.. "Coral bleaching." Encyclopedia Britannica, February 6, 2019.

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