Coral is more than a pretty color, it is an ecosystem that represents a tiny fraction of the planet, but a huge proportion of its marine life.
Oregon State University's marine science efforts include studies of coral, even though the closest reef is thousands of miles from Oregon.
OSU is a partner in the creation of the documentary film "Saving Atlantis," which puts the steep decline of coral in our warming oceans into perspective. Justin Smith is producer and co-director of the movie; Rebecca Vega-Thurber is the primary investigator.
They join us with details of their work.