12 Mar '12, 9pm

Green Blog: Can Corals Toughen Up After a Warming Crisis?: A study shows that branching corals that were hard-hi...

In 2010, record warm ocean temperatures across much of the tropics led to catastrophic coral bleaching . The devastation approached the scale of a 1998 calamity in which 16 percent of the world’s reefs died. University of New South Wales A fast-growing branching Malaysian coral, left, survived a warming event in 2010 that killed a much larger slow-growing coral beside it, in a reversal of the usual pattern. Coral bleaching occurs when unusually warm, acidic or polluted water puts such stress on the corals that they expel their symbiotic algae. The coral loses its vibrant color, turning skeleton white, and if unfavorable conditions persist, the polyp starves to death. According to research published online in the journal PLoS One, however, the bleaching of 2010 may actually have yielded evidence that the world’s reefs are responding to climate change better than had been ho...

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Can Corals Toughen Up After a Warming Crisis?

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