[Coral-List] threat of coral extinctions

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 20:47:46 UTC 2020

Coral mass mortalities in the Chagos Archipelago over 40 years: regional
species and assemblage extinctions and implications of positive feedbacks.


Open-access for 50 days

One endemic coral very nearly globally extinct.

Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


Even 50-year old climate models correctly predicted global warmng

"Global warming is manifestly the foremost current threat to coral reefs,
and must be addressed by the global community if reefs as we know them will
have any chance to persist."  Williams et al, 2019, Frontiers in Marine

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