Coral Reef Surprises Scientists by Healing Itself

Coral Reef Surprises Scientists by Healing Itself

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coral reef in ForidaCoral reefs may be more independent and resilient than previously thought.

New research shows that an isolated reef off the northwest coast of Australia that was severely damaged by a period of warming in 1998 has regenerated in a very short time to become nearly as healthy as it was before. What surprises scientists, though, is that the reef regenerated by itself, found a study published Thursday in the journal Science.
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