How wave dynamics and water flows affect coral reefs

Posted by on September 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Categories: Top News

While climate change threatens coral reefs in oceans around the world, not all reefs are affected equally. As oceans warm, physical forces like wave strength and water flow influence which reefs thrive and which die, according to a study. The results offer new insight into how climate change will affect reefs on a local level — and also hint at steps conservationists can take to reduce the impact of warming on these fragile ecosystems.

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