[Coral-List] bleaching and coral survival; giant coral

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 19:50:59 UTC 2020

In surprising sign of resilience, some corals can survive long heat waves


Dynamic symbioses reveal pathways to coral survival through prolonged heat


A new record for a massive *Porites* colony at Ta'u Island, American Samoa


8 m tall, 96 m circumference.

Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Coral Reef Consulting
PO Box 997390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799-6298  USA

“Don't think of it as the warmest month of August in California in the last
century. Think of it as one of the coolest months of August in California
in the next century.”

The toxic effects of air pollution are so bad that moving from fossil fuels
to clean energy would pay for itself in health-care savings and
productivity gains
even if climate change didn’t exist.  In the US alone, decarbonization
would save 1.4 MILLION lives in the US alone.  And save $700 Billion a year.

"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."


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