A team of researchers from the Monaco Scientific Center, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the University of Liège carried out a specific 10-day mission aboard Tara, in the state of Koror, Palau. The objective: to study the adaptation of corals to climate change, in a country still protected from human impact. Scientists selected Palau in order to study corals protected from anthropogenic effects and thus observe the consequences of global environmental changes on coral reefs. A true open-air laboratory, the small islands of Palau border naturally acidified underwater sites which correspond to the estimates of ocean acidification in 2100. Experience this mission in video!
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