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Coral Mortality Rates Higher During Cold Periods - And There's Been Recent Cooling In Coral Environments

Coral Mortality Rates Higher During Cold Periods – And There’s Been Recent Cooling In Coral Environments

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Share this…FacebookTwitterIn the coral habitats of the Western Indian Ocean, SSTs have cooled by -0.8°C since the 1980s (Watanabe et al., 2019). It has long been established that exposure to extremely low temperatures induce coral bleaching and high mortality rates just as much as warm SSTs do. Further, colder periods – which are associated with […]

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