It's life, Jim, but not as we know it… Climate change and coral reefs

James, M.; Crabbe, C.
February 2007
Biologist;Feb2007, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of climatic changes on the coral reefs in Jamaica. In 1980, the coral cover has decreased from 70% to 40%. Such problem is said to have resulted from the Hurricane Allen affecting the Acropora coral colonies and the massive coral colonies of Diplora. Studies suggest that the problem is due to increasing hurricane intensity and frequency caused by global warming. It is believed that global warming produces an increasing frequency of high sea surface temperatures.


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