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Coral hygiene: helping reefs recover from high sea temperatures

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Coral hygiene: helping reefs recover from high sea temperatures

Australian scientists have developed a model to spot soft corals most at risk of bleaching

Cordelia Hsu

Australian scientists have come up with a model that will help researchers quickly identify soft corals most vulnerable to bleaching from marine heatwaves, helping prioritise resources to preserve reefs.

Coral bleaching has struck many reefs around the world, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which was hit by four mass bleaching events in the past seven years.

Marine biologist Rosie Steinberg said her research found one type of soft coral was healthier during a heatwave and produced more algal cells than when temperatures were normal...

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