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.

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