By 2100, damaged corals may let waves twice as tall as today’s reach coasts

Conserving reefs is key to defending coastal communities, simulations suggest

BREAKING WAVE  Healthy coral reefs are an important buffer against beach erosion and inundation from ocean waves. That’s true even in a world with rising sea levels.

R. Canavesio

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