Climate change disables coral bleaching protection on the Great Barrier Reef

@article{Ainsworth2016ClimateCD,
  title={Climate change disables coral bleaching protection on the Great Barrier Reef},
  author={Tracy Danielle Ainsworth and Scott F. Heron and Juan Carlos Ort{\'i}z and Peter J. Mumby and Alana Grech and Daisie Ogawa and C. Mark Eakin and William Leggat},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={352},
  pages={338-342}
}
Coral bleaching events threaten the sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Here we show that bleaching events of the past three decades have been mitigated by induced thermal tolerance of reef-building corals, and this protective mechanism is likely to be lost under near-future climate change scenarios. We show that 75% of past thermal stress… CONTINUE READING

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