There is hope...

There is hope...

Postby KathyL » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:40 am

Interesting article about corals adapting to warming temperatures:
http://www.aims.gov.au/pages/about/comm ... index.html
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Re: There is hope...

Postby William » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:20 am

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Re: There is hope...

Postby BaboonScience » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:38 am

We know that ecosystems are dynamic systems, not static.
We know that many species of coral have survived warming and cooling episodes in the past millions of years.
This study indicates how corals adapt to changes in their environment over a relatively short period of time.
Interesting!
I wonder how many of the hard corals, soft corals and anemones are capable of these adaptations.
The optimist in me thinks that the reefs will survive in both structure and function. The players in this ecological game will just shift strategy. An amazing occurrence to observe.
John
"The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth" Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696)
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Re: There is hope...

Postby torhav » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:47 pm

An another article that supports this: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 070606.php
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