Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter
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This page first made public: Aug 30, 2006
This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
- Understand what coral reefs are, where they are located, and how humans impact their future.
- Build writing skills and search the internet for relevant information.
- Gather the knowledge to critically reason and debate issues about coral reef issues.
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Description and Teaching Materials
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References and Resources
- A Study of the Economic Impact of Coral Bleaching on Tourism in the Philippines: perhaps this could be the basis for a problem-solving project. Everyone in the Philippines is probably opposed to coral bleaching, and they have little say in global greenhouse gas emissions. What can they do (and not do) locally to heal the reefs. Who are the big shareholders?