[Coral-List] Good example of a misleading magazine article title

Charles Delbeek cdelbeek at calacademy.org
Fri Dec 18 13:10:06 EST 2015

The title implies that corals can resist warming events:
"Study Shows Coral Reefs Can Be ‘Incredibly Resilient’ To Warming Events"

When in fact the research is talking about how SOME reefs have recovered
from bleaching events but this has taken decades:

So the corals are not resisting the warming so much as the reefs recover by
being repopulated and by some corals regrowing aka the "phoenix effect".

Best regards,

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