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Severe Low Temperatures Devastate Coral Reefs in Florida Keys


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Source: PhysOrg.com

August 8, 2011

 

Athens, GA - "Increased seawater temperatures are known to be a leading cause of the decline of coral reefs all over the world. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that extreme low temperatures affect certain corals in much the same way that high temperatures do, with potentially catastrophic consequences for coral ecosystems. Their findings appear in the early online edition of the journal Global Change Biology.

 

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