Coral Reefs: Ecosystems in Decline - Perspectives on Ocean Science
Premiere Date: 1/11/2012; 58 minutes

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Coral reefs are among the most productive and biodiverse environments on the planet. Join Scripps Oceanography marine ecologist Stuart Sandin as he describes his travels to untouched parts of the globe to conduct scientific research aimed at understanding and protecting these fragile ecosystems. Learn how he and his colleagues are working to establish the scientific basis for what constitutes a healthy coral reef and how they are probing the causes of coral reef decline. (#22784)

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