Scientists found that corals of the Great Barrier Reef responded differently to high sea water temperatures in 2016 and 2017
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Scientists found that corals of the Great Barrier Reef responded differently to the high sea water temperatures in 2017 as compared with 2016.

The rate of bleaching in 2017 appeared to be much less than in 2016, the latter causing the death of millions of corals. It appears that the more resistant species have survived the first bleaching event, and might have been better prepared for the second.

Thus, the mix of coral species populating the Great Barrier Reef is changing, but not completely dying, as a consequence of global warming.

Read the full story: Arc Centre of Excellence – Coral Reef Studies
Scientific publication: Nature Climate Change


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