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Besides Hot Water, Coral Bleaching Also About Location, Location, Location

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(October 03, 2019) As conservationists grapple with unprecedented levels of coral reef bleaching in the world’s warming oceans, scientists in the Indian and Pacific Oceans used the most recent El Nino of 2016 (the warmest year on record) to evaluate the role of excess heat as the leading driver of coral bleaching. A study titled “Temperature patterns and mechanisms influencing coral bleaching during the 2016 El Niño” has revealed that coral bleaching is not only a result of heat stress but...