Coral bleaching and global warming

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The combined effects of global warming, the arrival of an El Niño change in ocean currents, over-fishing and over-exploitation, and pollution are driving coral reefs to extinction, in all parts of the world. Scientists are witnessing a new bleaching ‘event’, from which many corals may never recover. The corals may never recover and of course neither will the complex and spectacular ecoystems of which corals form the base.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34473371

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