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By Emma Loewe This year's extreme storms have further damaged coral reefs—an ecosystem that was in bad shape to begin with. Corals thrive in warm, tropical waters, and even slight shifts in temperature and acidity can throw them off. Though warming oceans have threatened their livelihood for years,...
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Coral Reefs around the world are under attack due to human activities. Deforestation, overfishing, global warming, climate change, warmer waters, and the decrease in water PH are destroying this beautiful marine world.   An entire ecosystem lives beneath the water’s surface. Sea Anemones live...
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Researchers have uncovered a pattern of gene activity that enables some corals to survive in higher temperatures. The finding suggests a way to predict how different corals will fare in the warmer waters expected to result from climate change over the coming decades. Such information could help to f...
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Biologists have identified the world's most vulnerable coral reefs. Each so-called hot spot is a marine region rife with organisms found nowhere else and threatened by human influence.   The 10 hot spots "represent very high priorities for conservation because they contain a disproportion...
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