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Paleo Slide Set: Coral Paleoclimatology:Natural Record of Climate change for High School Student
Bird's eye view of Cariaco Basin, Venezuela (11N, 65W).
Paleoclimatologists travel to shallow, tropical waters, which are perfect for coral growth, to unlock the earth's climate history. This shot of a coral reef off the coast of Venezuela in the Southern Caribbean Sea was taken from a small airplane and shows the coral reefs underwater, bordering white sand beaches.

Photo Credits:
Julie Cole
INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder
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