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Coral, Part II: Is the Cold or Heat More Lethal?

Coral, Part II: Is the Cold or Heat More Lethal?

Melissa Roth (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) Representative corals on day 20 of a temperature change experiment. From left: the cold-stressed coral, the coral kept at normal temperatures and the heat-stressed coral. There’s no shortage of coral news this week. In addition to the research off the coast of western Australia described here by Justin Gillis , a second study emerged this week delving into climate change and coral’s fragile future. More frequent extreme weather events, both hot and cold, are predicted to freeze and fry coral in coming decades. But are these two climate extremes equally detrimental for coral survival? Melissa Roth , a marine biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and other researchers set out to explore how corals’ responses differ depending on whether they are subjected to hot or cold temperatures. “Given that climate change ...

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