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Dr. Keisha Bahr surveying a healthy coral colony
August 7, 2018
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.