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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