Fast-Growing Corals Key To Caribbean Reef-Study 3/13/08
Source: Reuters UK
March 13, 2008
London, UK - Two dominant coral species have built a good chunk of the Caribbean reef, and their ability to grow quickly may help the region's coral reefs keep pace with rising sea levels caused by global warming, researchers say. The endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals grow about 10 times faster than any other in the Caribbean and reproduce in part by breaking into bits for easy ocean spread.