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Under Pressure: Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed To Stress

by Tsing Mui on August 17, 2011 at 6:06 am

NEW YORK, New York — Marine researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have created a map of the world’s corals and their exposure to stress factors, including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors such as temperature variability and tidal dynamics.

The study, say the authors, will help to conserve some of the world’s most important coral reefs by identifying reef systems where biodiversity is high and stress is low, ecosystems where management has the best chance of success.

Source: http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=13605210789

Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society

Posted in Aquatic News by Tsing Mui on August 17th, 2011 at 6:06 am.

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