Coral reefs shifting away from equatorial waters

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to NSF-funded research published in the journal  Marine Ecology Progress Series. Scientists found that the number of young corals on tropical reefs has declined by 85 percent – and doubled on subtropical reefs – over the last four decades. The research was conducted in part at NSF's Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research site in French Polynesia, one of 28 such NSF…

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Coral reefs shifting away from equatorial waters