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Coral reefs that protect Caribbean islands from hurricanes are rapidly declining

Coral reefs that protect Caribbean islands from hurricanes are rapidly declining

Hurricane Beryl, which hit the Caribbean as a Category 4 storm, highlights the crucial role of coral reefs in mitigating storm damage, but these vital ecosystems are disappearing.

Benji Jones reports for Vox.

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Strategies evolve as ocean heat threatens coral survival in Florida

Strategies evolve as ocean heat threatens coral survival in Florida

As rising ocean temperatures continue to stress coral reefs in Florida, conservationists are adopting new strategies to enhance coral resilience.

Amudalat Ajasa, Whitney Leaming, and Carolyn Van Houten report for The Washington Post.

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Reef faces unprecedented bleaching depth and damage

Reef faces unprecedented bleaching depth and damage

Marine biologist reports the worst Great Barrier Reef bleaching seen in decades.

Sharlotte Thou and Adam Morton report for The Guardian.

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Caribbean corals suffer extensive bleaching from unprecedented heat

Caribbean corals suffer extensive bleaching from unprecedented heat

Corals in the Caribbean struggle to recover months after a severe marine heatwave caused widespread bleaching and death, posing a threat to the region's biodiversity.

Lisa S. Gardiner reports for Hakai Magazine.

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‘Literally off the charts’: Global coral reef heat stress monitor forced to add new alerts as temperatures rise

The world’s main system for warning about heat stress on the planet’s coral reefs has been forced to add three new alert categories to represent ever-increasing temperature extremes.

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Florida’s coral reef is in crisis. These crabs can help

With giant pincers and rough, spider-like legs, Caribbean king crabs don’t look like your typical heroes. Yet these crustaceans may be key to solving one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: the decline of coral reefs.

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I visited a beautiful coral reef in 2022. What I saw there this summer shocked me

Devastating photos reveal how an extreme heat wave is wrecking Florida’s coral reef.
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