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Raw: High Heat 'bleaching' Hawaii's Coral

Raw: High Heat 'bleaching' Hawaii's Coral

AP (Oct. 7, 2014) — Higher than normal ocean temperatures off the coast of Hawaii are threatening to damage the state's coral. Underwater video shows widespread 'bleaching' or whitening along the reef. (Oct. 7) Video provided by AP
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Artificial Coral Offers Solution to Endangered Reefs

Artificial Coral Offers Solution to Endangered Reefs

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 7, 2014) — With recent studies showing the world's oceans acidifying at an accelerating rate, scientists say coral reefs are at risk of dying out. But a student at London's Royal College of Art has come up with a possible solution. She has designed an artificial coral that, when placed in a reef, slowly dissolves over time releasing an alkaline solution to counteract the acidity. Matt Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Hawaii Scuba Divers Face Off Over Aquarium Fish

Hawaii Scuba Divers Face Off Over Aquarium Fish

AP (May 15, 2014) — An underwater confrontation between two scuba divers caught on camera off Hawaii that left one diver 50 feet underwater without air is highlighting a long-running conflict over the aquarium fish industry. (May 15) Video provided by AP
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Endangered Corals Get Their Own Sperm Bank

Endangered Corals Get Their Own Sperm Bank

Reuters (Dec. 8, 2013) — Faced with an alarming loss of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists in Queensland are building a coral sperm bank to protect as many species as possible against extinction. A 2012 study estimates the reef has lost more than half of its coral cover since 1985, and the researchers fear that if the trend is not reversed, the sperm bank may be the Reef's last hope. Sharon Reich reports.
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