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Back-to-back heatwaves kill more than two-thirds of coral – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Study shows dramatic loss of central Indian Ocean coral reefs between 2015 and 2017Researchers from ZSL (Zoological Society of London www.zsl.org), by comparing reefs before and after two extreme heatwaves only 12 months apart, have found that hard corals in the central Indian Ocean plummeted by an estimated 70%. Despite this, their results suggest that some coral species are more resilient to rising temperatures which offers hope for these vital habitats.