Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Efforts Miss the Mark
Source: The National Science Foundation
June 17, 2010
Conservation efforts aimed at protecting endangered Caribbean corals may be overlooking regions where corals are best equipped to evolve in response to global warming and other climate challenges.
That's the take-home message of a paper published in this week's issue of the journal Science by researchers Ann Budd of the University of Iowa and John Pandolfi of the University of Queensland, Australia.
Budd and Pandolfi focus on understanding the biodiversity of reef-building corals—organisms that are highly diverse and seriously threatened.
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