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  • Scientists ‘surprised’ that coral reefs survive heat waves and bleaching events

    • Date: 09/12/20
    • Science Magazine
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    Researchers have discovered some corals can recover from bleaching even before a heat wave ends, suggesting they have the potential to survive long heat waves. Just a few degrees of heat can “bleach” corals, putting them on a path to starvation and death. Driven by climate change, marine heat waves are becoming one of the […]

  • Scientists ‘surprised’ that coral reefs recover after bleaching

    • Date: 06/11/20
    • ABC News
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    “We were expecting to see widespread mortality, and we just didn’t see it ….” It was a depressing, if expected inevitability when Western Australia’s Rowley Shoals showed the first signs of mass coral bleaching earlier this year, but a follow-up survey has found a remarkable recovery looks likely to preserve the reef’s near-pristine health — […]

  • Scientists Discover That Coral Reefs Can Adapt To Warming Ocean Temps

    • Date: 22/05/20
    • Courthouse News Service
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    (CN) — Some coral reefs are adapting to warming ocean temperatures by making their own sunscreen in the form of bright neon colors — a strategy which invites coral animals to return to reefs and is seen as a critical adaptation to maintain healthy coral reefs around the world. In a study published Thursday in […]

  • Coral Reefs in Turks and Caicos Islands Resist Global Bleaching Event

    • Date: 12/03/20
    • Illinois News Bureau
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    A study that relied on citizen scientists to monitor the health of corals on Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018 found that 35 key coral species remained resilient during a 2014-17 global coral-bleaching event that harmed coral reefs around the world.  Even corals that experienced bleaching quickly recovered, the researchers […]

  • After El Nino Bleaching, Coral Reefs Begin To Recover

    • Date: 21/02/19
    • Maui Now
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    Nearly four years after the worst bleaching event in the state’s history, coral reefs in West Hawaiʽi are stabilizing and poised to recover, according to scientists from The Nature Conservancy. Higher than usual ocean water temperatures in 2015 caused the first statewide coral bleaching event. TNC surveys revealed that an average of 60% of corals […]

  • Coral Reefs Can Take The Heat, Unlike Experts Crying Wolf

    • Date: 26/12/18
    • Peter Ridd, The Australian
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    This unreliability of the science is now a widely accepted scandal in many other areas of study and it has a name: the replication crisis. When checks are made to replicate or confirm scientific results, it is regularly found that about half have flaws. Scientists from James Cook University have just published a paper on […]

  • New Study: Some Coral Reefs Are Adapting To Warming Oceans Just Fine

    • Date: 03/05/17
    • Wildlife Conservation Society
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    A new WCS study reveals evidence that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters – potentially good news in the face of recent reports of global coral die offs due to extreme warm temperatures in 2016. The study appears in the latest issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series. The study looked at responses to […]

  • How Gaia And Coral Reefs Regulate Ocean pH

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • Jim Steele, Climate Etc
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    Although some researchers have raised concerns about possible negative effects of rising CO2 on ocean surface pH, there are several lines of evidence demonstrating marine ecosystems are far more sensitive to fluxes of carbon dioxide from ocean depths and the biosphere’s response than from invasions of atmospheric CO2. There is also ample evidence that lower […]

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