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Contact: Bob Beale
University of New South Wales

Contrasting Coral Bleaching

Caption: Can some corals adapt to global warming? Top image shows unexpected survival of fast-growing Malaysian coral in a 2010 bleaching event that killed a much larger slow-growing coral beside it. Bottom image shows the reverse happened in Indonesian corals during the same event. The Malaysian corals had been previously bleached in 1998.

Credit: UNSW

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