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Coral Bleaching and the Rise of Ocean Ghost Reefs

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As global warming heats up our oceans to unprecedented levels, scientists warn that all coral reefs will be under threat by 2050 unless collective action happens now. Florida TV weather and climate expert Jeff Berardelli has more

Humour me for a moment. You’re the buoyant and bright clownfish Nemo from the famous 2003 Walt Disney movie Finding Nemo returning from a day trip away from your home; a colourful, vibrant and bustling city under the sea. As you near your home city you realise something seems amiss. As you glide ever closer you’re startled to see the city is nothing like you left it. It’s dark, dreary and vacant of life. It’s a ghost town.