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Paleo Slide Set: Coral Paleoclimatology:Natural Record of Climate change for High School Student
Reef flat, Palau Archipelago (Micronesia).
Caribbean star coral(Montastraea annularis), Belize Barrier Reef (17°N, 88°W).
Branching coral(Pocillopora damicornis) from the Gulf of Panamá (8°N, 79°W).
The anatomy of a coral polyp
Bleached (Pocillopera) 1983, shows how an El Niño year can affect coral growth.
Food pyramid illustrating the transfer of energy.
School of goatfish (Mulloidicthys dentatus), Clipperton Atoll in the eastern Pacific.
Coral reefs only grow under certain conditions.
Coral bleaching at Uva Island, Panama during thermocline shoaling in 1993.
5-meter high colony of massive coral (Pavona clavus), Urvina Bay, Galapagos Islands.
Bird's eye view of Cariaco Basin, Venezuela (11°N, 65°W).
Ecuadorean ship Wahoo off of Bartholemé, Galápagos Islands (1°S, 89°W).
Colonies of Pavona clavus and branching coral Pocillopora robusta, Baja California.
Extracting core with hydraulic drill on a Porites lobata colony, Clipperton Atoll.
Extracting core with hydraulic drill on a Porites lobata colony, Clipperton Atoll.
Positive x-radiograph collage of Galapagos Pavona clavus coral.
Two sections of a core of (Pavona clavus) from Urvina Bay, Galápagos (0°, 91°W).
A mass spectrometer measures chemical isotopes
This map shows where El Niño occurs in the South Pacific
South Pacific cross-section during normal years.
South Pacific cross-section during El Niño years.
Global effects (“teleconnections”) of ENSO warm events.
Erosion of (Pavona), Saboga Island, Panama
A school of goatfish (Mulloidicthys dentatus) at Clipperton Atoll.
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