Video – Coral bleaching

Frank the Coral lived quietly on the Great Barrier Reef for 400 years. Over the past century, Frank noticed that the ocean was gradually getting warmer. Then in 2016, the water temperature rose  suddenly, making it particularly dangerous for him. How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change?

Discover the nature of coral and the dangers it confronts due to global warming with this 6-minute video animation. Conceived by Tullio Rossi, PhD in marine biology and expert in scientific communication at Coral Garden:

 

Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge.

An Ocean under pressure

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. What are the consequences of the increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on the mechanisms at work in the oceans? What are the impacts on the geography of coastal areas and populations? Find it out with this sheet.

The decline of marine biodiversity

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. Discover the proven impact that climate change has on biodiversity. This sheet shows some examples of changes that are already observable.

Ocean acidification

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. What is known of this mechanism in 2015? How does it work? Find it out with this sheet.

From the Ocean to the clouds

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. Discover a new way to present the water cycle. The resource was designed to show the critical importance of the oceans in this cycle, oceans which contain not less than 97.5% of the water on the planet.

The Ocean, origin of life on Earth

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. It details the two mechanisms of absorption by the ocean of part of the CO2 from the atmosphere. Two computer graphics help visualize these mechanisms in an entertaining way.

The Ocean, the planet’s thermostat

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. It presents the central role the ocean plays in the regulation and control of major global thermal balance. This sheet also renews the representation of heat flux in the oceans.