Ocean Species Respond to Climate Change
In this talk, marine biologist Stephen Palumbi discusses how coral reefs are threatened by climate change and how to protect them.
Coral reefs are threatened by many human activities, including global ocean warming due to fossil-fuel-induced climate change. Some corals can survive unusually high temperatures by virtue of their genetic makeup. Palumbi describes how these heat-tolerant corals may hold the key to preserving coral reefs into the future.
This talk is from a 2014 Holiday Lecture Series, Biodiversity in the Age of Humans.
acclimation, coral bleaching, coral transplantation, ecotourism, heat resistance, heat stress, marine biology, ocean acidification