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UGA ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event
June 3, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New research by University of Georgia (UGA) ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds light on how it changed a coral's community of algae--a change that could have long-term consequences for coral health, as bleaching is predicted to occur more frequently in the future.Full Story
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