Do you know why some Pacific Lagoon corals are resistant to climate change?

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Photo: Corals in New Caledonia, Credit: SPC/Pauline Bosserelle

Coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the ocean. While there is no question that climate change is affecting coral, the level and type of impact is not uniform. Scientists has observed that some corals in certain areas appear to have developed mechanisms to cope with increases in temperature. Find out more here.

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Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme
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