COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The threat to coral reefs from more intense cyclones under climate change
Description: Ocean warming under climate change threatens coral reefs directly, through fatal heat stress to corals and indirectly, by boosting the energy of cyclones that cause coral destruction and loss of associated organisms. Here, using extensive data from Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR), scientists show that increases in cyclone intensity predicted for this century are sufficient to greatly accelerate coral reef degradation. [Source: Global Change Biology]
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Source: Global Change Biology
Publish Date: 4/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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