|© Richard Chesher|
|Readings of the carbon dioxide levels from May 2nd-7th, 2013 from the|
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the Mauna Loa Observatory.
In this symbiotic relationship, coral
provides carbon dioxide and water
for the algae's photosynthesis. The
zooxanthallae releases oxygen, fats,
and sugars - necessary for coral
© NOAA Ocean Service Education
|Coral Skirt Biorock® sculpture transplanted to|
reef in Bali. © colleenflanigan.com
|Getting ready to go onstage for her TEDx|
Talk in Monterey, CA. © TED.
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