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A new study showed that when sea surface temperatures increased by about 0.7 degrees Celsius during the last interglacial warm period, the Earth’s equatorial regions saw their corals shrink.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the world, so big that it can be seen from space, is one of the planet’s most remarkable natural wonders. But researchers from University of Queensland have now revealed this precious ecosystem is not faring well.
Life in the world’s oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history.
John Pandolfi, along with 81 nations and 500 million people, keep hopeful that the world’s coral reefs are not in a lot of trouble.
Corals right out on the exposed edges of the worldâ€™s great coral reef zones may hold an important clue to the survival of coral ecosystems facing intensifying pressure from human activities and climate change.
Conservation efforts aimed at protecting endangered Caribbean corals may be overlooking regions where corals are best equipped to evolve in response to global warming and other climate challenges.
The skeptics who frequently deny the reality of climate change in the worldâ€™s media lack all scientific credibility, charge three eminent Australian researchers who have just been listed among the worldâ€™s 20 most influential scientists in the field of climate change.
Fossil corals, up to half a million years old, are providing fresh hope that coral reefs may be able to withstand the huge stresses imposed on them by todayâ€™s human activity.
By Anonymous Tectonic collisions are responsible for the emergence, and decline, of marine biodiversity hotpots, a study has concluded.
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