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What is the primary cause of coral bleaching?

What is the primary cause of coral bleaching?
A. Ocean acidification
B. Overfishing
C. Increased water temperature
D. Oil spills

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Answer: C. Increased water temperature

Explanation: Coral bleaching occurs when corals expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues due to stress, primarily caused by increased water temperatures. This leaves the corals white and weakens their ability to survive.

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