Monday, September 20, 2010

Heating coral reefs and Super Corals!

Volunteer Jon Sandor showed me a great article on "super corals" that can live in extreme (for corals) environments. As we head into the era of global warming, ocean acidification and such, these corals may be the key to understanding how reefs will react - and what we can do. The researcher, Steve Palumbi, used to teach here in Hawaii, but now is at Stanford.

Check out this great article for the general public: "The Comeback Corals
Corals all over the world are dying as oceans warm. But the hardy reefs near a tiny island in the South Pacific may hold the clues for saving them."



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