How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities


Gustavia, St Barth. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water causes coral polyps to expel algae living in their tissue.

The analysis shows that independent island nations, such as Cuba and Jamaica, may be less vulnerable to coral bleaching than island territories like Saint Barthélemy…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (02-21-2018)

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