Hurricane Erika, despite strong westerlies just to her west, gets her act together. Note the dense central overcast and the well developed, compact eye.View an MPG Movie of her intensification!
A)What is coral bleaching
B)Why is it a problem
II)How changes in global climate effect coral
B)Sensitive to temperature
C)Sensitive to ultraviolet rays
III)Effects of coral bleaching
B)Symbiotic relationships cease
C)Loss of habitat
IV)Long term effects
A)Loss of unique ecosystem
B)Effect on organisms living there
C)Missed medical opportunities
V)Future of coral reefs/what can we do
A)What can be done
B)Efforts that have been made
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Aronson, R. B. 2004. Coral Reefs and Global Climate Change. Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Retrieved May 4 2007 from http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/Coral%5FReefs%2Epdf.
Buchheim, Jason. Coral Reef Bleaching. 1998. Odyssey Expeditions. Retrieved May 4 2007 from http://www.marinebiology.org/coralbleaching.htm.
Davidson, O.G. (1998). The Enchanted Braid: Coming to terms with nature on the coral reef. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Scoplitis, J. (2007). Modelling coral reef habitat trajectories: Evaluation of an integrated timed automata and remote sensing approach. Ecological Modelling, 205(1-2), 59.
Torregiani, J. H. (2007). The effects of short-term exposures to ultraviolet radiation in the Hawaiian Coral Montipora verrucosa. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 340(2), 194.
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