12 Aug '11, 2pm

Which coral reefs face the most serious threats? Which can be conserved? New map offers insights. #coral

12 Aug 2011: Map Documents Stresses Facing the World’s Coral Reefs An international team of marine scientists has produced a comprehensive map that documents the world’s coral reefs and categorizes the stress factors that threaten the survival of many of their Click to enlarge WCS Coral reefs and stress factors ecosystems, from increased temperatures to overfishing and ultraviolet radiation. Using satellite data and mathematical analysis of coral physiology, the researchers ranked coral resources on a scale from 0 to 1 based on their overall exposure to stresses, factors that counteract those stresses, and the extent to which they can be managed through human intervention. “The key to effectively identifying where conservation efforts are most likely to succeed is finding reefs where high biodiversity and low stress intersect,” said Joseph M. Maina of the Wildlife Conserva...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/map_documents_stresses_facing...

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