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Study: Some coral reefs able to tolerate rising ocean temperatures

Some coral communities are becoming more heat tolerant as ocean temperatures rise, offering hope for corals in a changing climate.


After a series of marine heatwaves hit the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, or PIPA, in the central Pacific Ocean, a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded study finds the impact of heat stress on the coral communities lessened over time.


https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303442&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1



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