Lively Pacific reef

Lively Pacific reef

At a lively reef where fishing is banned, corals thrive, and fish eat seaweed that would otherwise vastly outcompete and endanger the corals. Fisheries regulations appear to protect reefs and may buy some insurance against mass coral death in ocean warming events. But even protected reefs die off if their waters get too hot too long. Credit: Georgia Tech / Hay lab

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Acropora, Acropora millepora, Vibrio, Vibrio coralliilyticus, Global Warming, Global Warming And The Environment, climate change, climate change action, climate change adaptation, Global Warming Climate Change, Global Warming Research, Global Warming Concerns, coral bleaching, coral reef conservation, Coral Reef Fish, coral reef health, Coral Reef Protection, coral reef restoration, coral defenses, fiji, Fiji Islands, Pacific reefs, Pacific Ocean, caribbean
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 2, 2019 - 2:20pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 2, 2019 - 2:20pm