Monday, November 9, 2009

Caribbean Coral Reefs Wiped Out by Climate Change

Caribbean Coral Reefs Wiped Out by Climate Change: "NaturalNews) Global warming is devastating coral reefs in the Caribbean, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia, England and Simon Fraser University in Canada, and published in the journal Biology Letters.

The researchers compared the results of 500 different surveys of 200 different Caribbean reefs, conducted between 1969 and 2008. They found that more complex reefs, including Staghorn Corals and Table Corals larger than one meter, had drastically declined, whereas a flat, rubble-strewn reef type has grown up to dominate the region in their place."

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