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Over the last 20 years we have observed coral reefs declining at an alarming rate. What is causing this catastrophe and what can be done to prevent further damage?

This study room examines the causes of coral reef decline, including increasing ocean temperatures, overfishing, and runoff from coastal areas. The room describes research on coral disease and how coral organisms resist disease. The research is being conducted by graduate students, undergraduate students, and researchers, who describe their work in their own words.

This video is part 2 of 10 in the Coral Reef Sustainability series.