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Marine & MS12 - Marine Habitats: Coral Reefs

Year 12 General

Coral Reefs

Clickview: Carbon Dioxide and Coral Reefs

Researchers explore past climate by looking at coral cores in the remote Rowley Shoals off Western Australia. Professor Malcolm McCulloch is identifying natural and anthropogenic carbon dioxide locked within the coral skeleton. Like looking at growth rings on trees this study on coral cores will help us understand past climate and the influence of carbon dioxide on reefs and ocean waters.

Coral Reefs