Soft Coral And Climate Change

by | Jun 29, 2014 | Corals, Fish, Science | 0 comments


New Study from Israeli Researchers suggests soft corals may help coral reefs survive the fight against climate change. As climate change leads to warmer and more acidic waters, the health of coral reefs decline. This new study suggests that coral reefs have a natural defense against global warming’s effects, soft corals. The study found that the soft coral provides a natural armor to the underlying coral skeleton. When subjected to different PH levels, the soft coral survived. Although the results are inconclusive as to the effect on the health of reefs as a whole, it appears to be a knowledgeable step in the right direction to protecting our reefs.

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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