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Mangroves protecting corals from climate change

Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under mangrove roots.

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and Eckerd College recently published research on a newly discovered refuge for reef-building corals in mangrove habitats of the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than 30 Continue reading Mangroves protecting corals from climate change

As Coral Bleaching Continues, Reefs in Peril

[6th, May 2014] Chase Martin is a media relations intern for Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on protecting the world’s oceans. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The industrial age of fossil fuels has severely changed the Earth’s ocean ecosystems. Our oceans absorb about one-third of human-caused carbon-dioxide, but unfortunately rising emissions have surpassed what the oceans can sustainably absorb… Continue reading As Coral Bleaching Continues, Reefs in Peril