[Coral-List] Why corals' resilience are in decline

Pedro M Alcolado gmalcolado at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 17:02:45 EDT 2016

Dear Kokovits,
I think you are right. It is not coral resilience which maybe declined
but the coral reef resilience as an ecosysystem.
Best wishes to all,

On 6/1/16, vitz vitz <kokovitz at msn.com> wrote:
> after seeing emails on coral-list dealing w/ the subject of 'changes in
> coral resilience' and 'declining coral resilience', i feel compelled to add
> my 2 cents. i'm not a professional scientist by any stretch of the
> imagination, and yet....
> i'm astounded.
> corals' resilience has not declined, or changed. not for a very long time..
> **WE'VE changed both the conditions, and the frequency of those changes,to
> an extreme and a rate beyond that which corals both evolved in/for, and can
> adapt to at the appropriate rate via the 'speed of evolution'.**
> the things they're resilient to today are the very same things and
> parameters they were resilient to/for 10,000 yrs. ago, i'll wager.
> if i force someone to drink bleach, and they die, was it because their
> resilience to chlorine changed?
> i think not.
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