Heat may outpace corals’ ability to cope

Ever warmer waters could eliminate chance to prepare for protection against bleaching


WHITEOUT  When waters get too hot too quickly, corals can bleach, losing their symbiotic (and colorful) bacteria. Periods of less intense heating, followed by cooling, often help corals prepare for and withstand temperature surges — but such prep time might soon disappear, a new study suggests.  

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