Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coral coming back, but high temps spell disaster

Elkhorn coral are "coming back like gang-busters," according to the Miami Herald (just what is a gang-buster?), but warmer water temperatures mean trouble for all coral. Coral around Key Biscayne are already showing signs of paling, which is a step toward bleaching -- and coral bleaching is bad. The article has the details.

This doesn't even seem like a hotter-than-usual summer, even though a few days have had record temperatures.

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