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World’s northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

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BLEACHED. This combination of handout pictures released by Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies and created on July 18, 2017, shows coral reefs (L) in Toyotama, off the coast of Tsushima island taken in January 2016 before bleaching and the same coral reefs (R) in December 2017, after bleaching due to high water temperature. National Institute for Environmental Studies/AFP

About 30% of the coral reef off the coast of Tsushima island in Japan, which lies in the temperate zone, suffered bleaching, researchers say

TOKYO, Japan (Jul. 18, 2017) — Bleaching has damaged the world’s northernmost coral reef in Japan, a researcher said Tuesday, July 18, the latest example of a global phenomenon scientists have attributed to high ocean temperatures. Continue reading World’s northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached