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Human Disturbances: Links for Students

Coral Bleaching: Why, How, and What Next?

The Philippines’ coral reefs are also impacted by coral bleaching events including the global event of 1997-1998. This Web site includes a summary of research on bleaching with a discussion of studies from the Central Visayas in the Philippines.
http://www.oneocean.org/overseas/200009/
coral_bleaching_the_hows_and_whys_and_whats_next.html


NOAA'S Coral Reef Conservation Program: Healthy Coral Reefs Provide Coastal Protection

The coral reef structure buffers shorelines against waves, storms and floods, helping to prevent loss of life, property damage, and erosion.
http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/outreach/protect/
supp_coastalprotection.html


Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Career Info


Reef Base: Threats - Human

Check out this extensive compilation of human threats to coral reefs around the world.
http://www.reefbase.org/threats/thr_human.asp?changearea=true

Features: Data Sources


Climate Change, Human Impacts, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs

This reprint of a journal article reviews current knowledge on the status of coral reefs, human threats to corals now and in the near future, and new directions for research in support of management for these vital natural resources.
http://ioc.unesco.org/coralbleaching/Hughes et al.pdf


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