Exposed coral reef in Panamá

Exposed coral reef in Panamá

An exposed coral reef in Panamá. Exposures during La Niña events, such as this one in 2010, kill the corals en masse. Frequent La Niña-like events helped drive a long-term collapse of reef ecosystems across the Pacific, which began around 4000 years ago and lasted 2500 years. Credit: Lauren Toth.  

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climate change, coral reef, el nino, kim cobb, la nina
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  • Created By: Brett Israel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 11:23am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:39pm