Ocean Science Fact: 99% of reef-building corals are at threat due to global warming
Some habitat-forming coastal ecosystems including many coral reefs, and seagrass meadows, will undergo irreversible phase shifts due to marine heatwaves with global warming levels >1.5°C. Source: IPCC Report
Ocean Science Fact: Coral is a colony of tiny animals
Coral is constituted of tiny animals which are generally highly sensitive to water temperature and acidity. Though, some coral species can survive in extreme conditions, such as deep-sea or warm and low-pH environments. Learn more at: https://www.spc.…
Do you know why some Pacific Lagoon corals are resistant to climate change?
Photo: Corals in New Caledonia, Credit: SPC/Pauline Bosserelle
Why are some Pacific Lagoon corals resistant to climate change?
Photo credit: SPC/2021/Pauline Bosserelle
Green News: Coral bleaching
Green News Series: Coral bleaching Coral reefs are among the planet’s most diverse and valuable ecosystems and provide a key source of food and livelihoods for people across the Pacific Islands region. With recent models suggesting that extreme El Niño…