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Palau Combats Coral Bleaching

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Science  04 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5825, pp. 680-681
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5825.680

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BABELDOAB, PALAU-- The Nature Conservancy, a U.S. nonprofit, is helping this Pacific island nation establish the world's first national network of marine protected areas aimed at thwarting bleaching, a phenomenon in which warm ocean waters trigger corals to expel symbiotic algae and starve (see main text). (Read more.)