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Corals can sense what's coming

By Sciencedaily.com | Posted - Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:29 p.m.



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Scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth's climate warms. Coral bleaching, one of the most devastating events affecting coral reefs around the planet, is triggered by rising water temperatures. It occurs when the corals and their symbiotic algae become heat-stressed, and the algae which feed the corals either die or are expelled by the coral. Read More ...

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