Historical nautical maps show loss of coral reefs

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Scientists have used detailed nautical maps created by British sailors in the 1700s to study more than two centuries of coral loss in the Florida Keys. They found that over the past 240 years, the region has lost more than half of its coral structures, with some areas, particularly closer to shore, either gone completely or having lost up to 90 percent of their extent…

Read Full Article, Yale E360 (09-08-2017)