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Coral Reefs rapidly ‘wasting away’ under stress

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Florida’s reef is home to 100 coral species and more than 400 fish species. Photograph: Jeff Hunter/Getty Images

Accelerated acidification of coastal waters has brought about structural decline of only reef in continental US, initially pegged by scientists at around 2050

May 5, 2016 — Florida’s coral reefs are disintegrating far more quickly than previously thought, with warming, acidifying oceans causing a “wasting away” of the coral structures that support an abundance of marine life, new research has found. Continue reading Coral Reefs rapidly ‘wasting away’ under stress