Huge coral bleaching event warns of global devastation, study suggests

Huge coral bleaching event warns of global devastation, study suggests

Mass coral bleaching events are among the most conspicuous signs of the extent to which our oceans are warming. The latest alarming evidence indicates that reefs themselves can heat up substantially more than the waters surrounding them, adding to the shock the coral experiences from considerable temperature changes. It is this heat change that stresses the corals, causing bleaching that can kill living reefs.

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