Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/06/27

Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans’

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is already suffering coral ‘bleaching’ from rising temperatures.“Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world’s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming.
The study suggests that reefs – which are already suffering serious degradation because the world’s seas are warming and becoming more acidic – could also become overwhelmed by rising oceans.
The research – led by scientists at Exeter University and published in Nature this week – involved studying growth rates for more than 200 tropical western Atlantic and Indian Ocean reefs.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 23 de junho de 2018


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