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The Future of Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys after Unprecedented Marine Heat Wave of 2023

5/20/2024 - By Haley Thiem. In the summer of 2023, portions of the Florida Keys experienced an extreme marine heat wave, unlike any other in recorded history for the region. Heat records were broken and some reefs were completely bleached—they expelled their food-producing algal partners and turned white. Throughout this prolonged heat wave NOAA scientists and partners raced… SEE MORE
andre oortgijs, CC BY-SA 3.0 , corals via Wikimedia Commons

How are Fisheries and Coral Reefs Connected?

12/13/2022 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Learn how overfishing impacts corals and what you can do to protect these important ecosystems. [caption id="attachment_44190" align="alignnone" width="559"] Parrot Fish, Corinne Fuchs, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] It’s Corals Week! Did you know corals are animals related to jellyfish and anemones? Coral reefs are formed… SEE MORE
https://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/news/featuredstories/feb15/coraletiquette.html

Global Warming’s Extreme Rains Threaten Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

4/17/2021 - By Caleb Jones / AP News. As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii’s steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris. But extreme rain… SEE MORE