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Does global warming contribute to coral morbidity?

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 03:32 -- admintps

Corals around the world have been severely affected by global warming. High temperatures cause corals to turn white (or “bleach“). If it remains too hot for too long, the corals die of heat shock.
Record high temperatures are killing corals across the globe, with only a few of the hardiest corals surviving. Mineral accretion has proved to be a remarkable new method that increases coral growth rates and their ability to resist environmental stresses.