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A coral reef love story
Over the course of hundreds of scuba dives, marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson fell in love -- with a fish. In this ode to parrotfish, she shares five reasons why these creatures are simply amazing (from their ability to poop white sand to make colorful "wardrobe changes") and shows what's at stake -- for us and them -- as climate change threatens the future of coral reefs.
Peruse factsheets about ocean-climate topics like sea level rise and offshore wind energy from the policy think tank Urban Ocean Lab.
Learn about the pros and cons of aquaculture, and how farming seaweed and shellfish can be a climate solution, in this TED-Ed lesson co-scripted by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.