Title

Coral Bleaching

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0193-64

Abstract

Extensive areas of the subtly colored coral reefs that gird tropical shores have been turning a dazzling white; some stretches of the affected coral have even died. Bleaching may be a call of distress from these complex and highly productive ecosystems, usually emitted when they experience abnormally high seawater temperamies. Do bleached reefs signal global warming?

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Scientific American, v. 268, issue 1, p. 64-70

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