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Coral Bleaching is when the coral itself expel the zooxanthellae which makes the coral turn white, losing its color. However, this does not instantly kill the coral. They are still alive when they turn white but they will die unless the zooxanthellae returns to the coral soon. The bleaching event put the coral under so much stress, putting its life in extreme danger. Coral bleaching mainly occurs when the water temperature where corals live changes even by the slightest degree. As global warming is increasing and the average surface temperature of Earth rises, bleaching continues to become more common, threatening the life of practically every species in the ocean. Along with marine consequences, the extinction of coral will change the economy for many countries and also affects species on land. We can do our part to save corals by reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible and supporting companies that protect the ocean and have good green initiatives.

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