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05. HUMAN IMPACT ON THE REEF

The importance of the reef in maintaining the health and diversity of both offshore and inshore ecosystems is outlined in this section. The key threats to the reef in terms of climate change, pollution and resultant loss of biodiversity are explored. Adaptive features are discussed such as special 'sunscreens' for corals. Lastly, measures to protect out reef are suggested to help conserve the biodiversity of our reef for future generations.

(a) Importance of Coral Reefs
(b) Climate Change
(c) Sunscreen for corals
(d) Clades in zooxanthellae
(e) Pollution and other factors
(f)  Protect our reef
(g) Biodiversity and the future


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