Scientists have discovered that some coral species come through the effects of global warming unscathed. In 1998, the world lost 18 percent of its coral reefs because of global coral bleaching brought about by warmer and more acidic ocean water. Researchers at the University of Hawaii started a program to identify the resilient super corals, breed them, and introduce them to the ocean environment. They hope that the corals will thrive and stop the decline of the coral reef ecosystem.
Click here to read more about coral: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/coral/
WATCH: How carbon dioxide kills ocean life: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/140623-oceans-warming-evt
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