Global Coral Bleaching Event, NOAA Environment Oceanography 

Coral Bleaching: Reefs Continue to Suffer

By Kate Stone Waters are warming in the Caribbean, threatening coral reefs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, scientists report. As record-high ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists have confirmed that the same stressful conditions are impacting the Caribbean and may last into 2016, prompting the declaration of the third global coral bleaching event ever on record. What is Happening to the Coral Reefs? “Last year’s bleaching at Lisianski Atoll was the worst our scientists have seen,” says Randy…

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