Last updated June 6, 2017

Increased Coral Bleaching

The rate and magnitude of climate disruption on coral reefs is already testing the ability of organisms to adapt, leading to increased risk of extinction, biodiversity loss, and the compromising of ecosystem services. Ecosystems depend upon biodiversity to be healthy and to ensure protection against disruption and disaster. As ocean temperature increases, only the most resilient species, able to thrive in a warmer climate.