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Gulf Corals Adapt to Warmer Water, but Still in Peril


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Erika Solomon

Source: Reuters

November 14, 2010


Twenty years ago, divers in Dubai could swim through coral gardens teeming with brightly-colored fish and sea turtles. Today, says marine biologist Tom Goreau, dead reefs stand like gravestones for an underwater ghost town.


In the United Arab Emirates, some of the world's glitziest building projects, such as the opulent homes on one of Dubai's manmade palm-shaped islands, sit on these coral cemeteries.


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