Coral Reefs Under Threat

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Recent studies show that coral cover along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has shrunk by half since the mid '80s as warmer seas, storms and starfish colonies kill off organisms. We'll discuss the health and preservation of these fragile ecosystems.

Exploring Corals of the Deep by KQED Quest

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Guests:

Michael Webster, executive director of the Coral Reef Alliance, a conservation non-profit

Jen Smith, assistant professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

Terrence Gosliner, senior curator and dean of science and research collections at the California Academy of Sciences

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