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Coral Reefs

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: April 2012 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

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When you think of Hollywood bad guys -- say, the Joker in Batman -- they’re ‘bad to the bone.’ They try to take over the town, seize its good citizens, and alter life as folks know it. Well, the same goes for macro-algae, or seaweed. Read the full description.
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Isla_earth_inlay When you think of Hollywood bad guys -- say, the Joker in Batman -- they’re ‘bad to the bone.’ They try to take over the town, seize its good citizens, and alter life as folks know it. Well, the same goes for macro-algae, or seaweed. It’s the bad guy of the coral reef -- or at least, of some. Seaweed can overrun coral reefs, smothering baby coral...

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When you think of Hollywood bad guys -- say, the Joker in Batman -- they’re ‘bad to the bone.’ They try to take over the town, seize its good citizens, and alter life as folks know it. Well, the same goes for macro-algae, or seaweed. It’s the bad guy of the coral reef -- or at least, of some. Seaweed can overrun coral reefs, smothering baby coral...

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