Damaged coral reefs can recover, but slowly

During the Southern Hemisphere summer of 1997-98, the climate event called El Niño was more severe than any El Niño in history. It caused damage to coral reefs. In the years since that disaster, the coral reefs of South America have been recovering slowly.

Ongoing coral information is provided by the US National Atmospheric and Ocean Administration, using satellite imagery in its Coral Reef Watch.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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1 Response to Damaged coral reefs can recover, but slowly

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