While there were reports of coral bleaching, according to researchers at Arizona State University, where the ocean temperatures remain elevated by climate change, corals survived.
The study also shows that the improving of coasts and of hydrographic pollution have had a detrimental impact on coral reefs.
The results, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that different corals and environments affect their prospects for survival when ocean temperatures rise.
GARMONO is equipped with superior spectrometry which can map ecosystems on land and beneath the ocean floor.
“We found the” winners “and” losers “of coral. And these victorious corals are associated with cleaner water and less coastal development, despite increased water temperatures.
“Repeat coral mapping with the GAO revealed how Hawaii’s coral reefs responded to the 2019 mass bleaching occasion,” said principal author Greg Asner, director of ASU’s Center for World Discovery and Conservation Science.