Florida’s coral reefs provide window into the past

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The Florida Keys coral reefs stopped growing or significantly slowed their growth at least 3000 years ago and have been balanced between persistence and erosion ever since, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, also points to coral bleaching and disease outbreaks as signs that changing conditions may have recently tipped the 200-mile-long coral reef tract into a state of erosion…

Read Full Article; USGS (10-23-2018)