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Corals in the northern Red Sea can resist global warming • Earth.com – Earth.com

Corals in the northern Red Sea, along with their symbiotic algae, appear to be overcoming the threat of global warming.

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Corals in the northern Red Sea, along with their symbiotic algae, appear to be overcoming the threat of global warming. In a new study from EPFL, experts are closer to understanding why.
Global warming is pushing ocean temperatures beyond the limit that coral reefs, as well as many other marine organisms, will be able to survive. For example, the photosynthetic algae that provide corals with essential nutrients will not be able to resist the temperatures that are projected by the end of this century.

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