What is Coral Bleaching?
December 6, 2017
Kelly Drinnen, NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Audience: Formal and informal educators
Coral bleaching is one of the side effects of an increasingly warmer ocean. Episodes of coral bleaching are happening more regularly and with greater severity as the years progress. But, what exactly is coral bleaching? Is bleached coral, dead coral? Is bleaching preventable? Can coral recover from bleaching? Join us to look at the biology of corals to understand what coral bleaching is and its potential long-term effects on coral reefs.