Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Watching a massive coral reef die-off on the Caribbean coast of Panama, they suspected it was caused by a dead zone—a low-oxygen area that snuffs out marine life—rather than by ocean warming or acidification.

Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefs

An unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Newscientist

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide, Tue 21 Mar 17 from ScienceDaily

Dead Zones Add Yet Another Threat to Tropical Coral Reefs

Nutrient runoff in temperate waters is widely understood to cause dead zones, but researcher are turning their focus to tropical waters where the phenomenon is less understood. ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Discovery News

Coral reefs have another enemy: Dead zones

A dead zone occurs at the bottom of a body of water when there isn't enough oxygen in the water to support marine life.        

Mon 20 Mar 17 from USA today

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