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What happens when a coral reef dies? An expert explains

'The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth... It’s a paradise. At least it was before the heat wave.' Image: REUTERS

Sam Purkis

Marine Sciences Professor, Miami University


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A diver documents the coral reefs in the Chagos Archipelago. Image: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Just before they turned white, the corals turned abnormally bright shades. Image: Phil Renaud/Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Bleaching has devastating effect. Image: Phil Renaud/Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

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