Coral reefs may be more adaptive to climate change than once thought

October 29, 2013 9:28 PM

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Coral reefs may be more adaptive to climate change than once thought

Scientists studying the catastrophic phenomena of coral bleaching have concluded that reef systems may be more adaptable to increasingly warmer oceans than previously believed.

The study — published online in the journal Global Change Biology -- is heartening news, coming in the face of dire predictions that had the world’s coral reefs disappearing by the middle of the century.

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