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'It just dies': Yellow-band disease ravages Thailand's coral reefs

Underneath the calm turquoise waters off eastern Thailand, a rapidly spreading disease is killing corals over vast stretches of the sea floor, and scientists fear it may be getting worse because of climate change.

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Scientists try to bolster Great Barrier Reef in warmer world

Below the turquoise waters off the coast of Australia is one of the world’s natural wonders, an underwater rainbow jungle teeming with life that scientists say is showing some of the clearest signs yet of climate change.

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Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.

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Life after coral bleaching: What can reefs that survive climate change teach us?

The vast majority of the Earth’s coral reefs could be dead within three decades unless prompt action is taken to reduce emissions, according to a new report.

‘There’s not much hope’: Mediterranean corals collapse under relentless heat
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‘There’s not much hope’: Mediterranean corals collapse under relentless heat

For years, Joaquim Garrabou donned scuba gear and dove into the waters of the Scandola Marine Reserve in Corsica to find a paradise. Twenty meters (66 feet) beneath the surface, there were reef walls draped with soft red coral (Corallium rubrum) and red gorgonian sea-whips (Paramuricea clavata), all swarming with fish and other sea creatures. […]
$1b plan to save Great Barrier Reef will fail without climate change action, expert says
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$1b plan to save Great Barrier Reef will fail without climate change action, expert says

The Morrison government's funding commitment has been criticised by a scientist who says it will mean nothing if global carbon emissions are not reduced.
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Red Sea′s heat-resilient corals

Could the Red Sea′s heat-resilient corals help restore the world′s dying reefs?

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs.
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