Coral bleaching 'way above average' due to record warm ocean temperatures

October 7, 2014 11:32 AM

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Coral bleaching 'way above average' due to record warm ocean temperatures

KANEOHE, Hawaii -- While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

Scientists standing in the muggy heat at Heeia Small Boat Harbor in Kaneohe said Monday that they're seeing more evidence that higher-than-normal ocean temperatures are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.

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