18 October 2012

Intertidal corals can resist coral bleaching?

A study found that some Australian corals on the intertidal resisted bleaching during the 2010-2011 bleaching event!
Image: Paul and Jill
Sana Dandan says Kimberley corals in tidal pools at low tide at midday are subject to high temperatures and very high light intensity. She also says these are the two most common factors proven to induce coral bleaching, but the corals she observed appeared to be unaffected by them.

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