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Nature study reveals sharp plunge in reef reproduction and “coral recruitment”

by Futures Centre, Apr 8
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A new study in Nature emphasizes the impact of increased coral bleaching events and how it’s affecting the reproduction cycle by giving the coral little recovery time. The research focuses on coral recruitment on the Great Barrier Reef: the process of coral larvae attaching themselves to existing coral. The study identifies the vulnerability of this critical process, showing how the reefs are on the verge of “ecological collapse”, but also how the mix of species sustaining the reefs could look very different in the future.

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