Coral Reefs

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Colorful reefs have always been the glories of the Caribbean, but that color is disappearing. Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered that there is 80 percent less coral in the Caribbean than 30 years ago. This destruction has scientists worried abou the future of the marine ecosystem. Join us for a conversation about the state of coral reefs.


Isabelle Cote
*Senior Lecturer, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

John Ogden
*Director, Florida Institute of Oceanography, Professor of Biology, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida



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