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Caribbean Coral Die-Off Could Be Worst Ever


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Eli Kintisch

Source: ScienceNow

October 14, 2010

 

Scientists studying Caribbean reefs say that 2010 may be the worst year ever for coral death there. Abnormally warm water since June appears to have dealt a blow to shallow and deep-sea corals that is likely to top the devastation of 2005, when 80% of corals were bleached and as many as 40% died in areas on the eastern side of the Caribbean.

 

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