The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences
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Evidence of acclimatization or adaptation in Hawaiian corals to higher ocean temperatures

Scientists replicated a landmark study to determine changes in coral sea temperature tolerance over time. In the three species of Hawaiian corals retested, bleaching occurred later, with higher survivorship and growth rates than the same species of corals in 1970. However, scientists warn that temperatures are rising faster than corals can change.

Ecology Zoology Climate Change Biology Environmental Impacts Biological Oceanography
Steve L. Coles, Keisha D. Bahr, Ku’ulei S. Rodgers, Stacie L. May, Ashley E. McGowan, Anita Tsang, Josh Bumgarner, Ji Hoon Han

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