Water Contamination Reduces the Tolerance of Coral Larvae to Thermal Stress

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Coral reefs are highly susceptible to climate change, with elevated sea surface temperatures (SST) posing one of the main threats to coral survival. Successful recruitment of new colonies is important for the recovery of degraded reefs following mortality events. Coral larvae require relatively uncontaminated substratum on which to metamorphose into sessile… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019703

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