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Scientists Discover Coral Reefs That Could Withstand Warming Waters


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The Coral Triangle is a large swath of the Pacific Ocean that’s often called the “Amazon of the seas,” due to its staggering amount of coral (600 species), fish (over 2,000 types), and marine turtles (all but one species lives there). With coral reefs currently in crisis, scientists have turned their attention to the Triangle for answers — and they’ve just uncovered some encouraging news. 

A team of marine biologists discovered shallow-water reefs off the coast of Indonesia that were surprisingly resilient in the face of mass bleaching, indicating they might be able to withstand increasingly warmer waters.