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What is Coral Bleaching?

It changes the dynamic of the entire reefscape, and can be detrimental to corals and the animals that depend on them.

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When coral polyps are stressed they become bleached by ejecting tiny algae cells that normally live inside them and provide food and color. This somehow compromises their relationship with surrounding fish communities and reduces the overall dynamism and health of the reefscape.

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