Why are coral reefs turning white?

Climate change is warming our oceans and that shift is impacting vibrant ecosystems. Coral reefs are bright and colorful because of the algae that live in them. When water temperatures rise too high, the algae are forced out of the coral, causing the reefs to lose color and potentially die.

Coral reefs are home to a vast array of wildlife and help protect communities against floods and storms. 

Learn more about coral bleaching.

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