Coral Bleaching Kit – Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology

Developed by the Coral Resilience Lab at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.

This activity seeks to bring a tangible visualization of coral bleaching and will give students a better understanding on how ocean warming events and other stressors affect the health of corals, and that of those which do not experience bleaching. As a parallel, students will be able to see the physical change that the animal undergoes when exposed to a warming event. Students will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is a coral and what happens when coral bleaches?
  • What causes coral bleaching?
  • What are resilient corals and how are they beneficial?

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CONTRIBUTOR: Madeleine Sherman
ORGANIZATION: Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology - Coral Resilience Lab

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