Feb 24, 2016

Pacific news minute: Climate change could extend coral bleaching event into 2017

Neal Conan
Hawaii Public Radio
Photo: Wikipedia commons
Photo: Wikipedia commons

Coral bleaching hit Hawaii's reefs in 2014, and then again last year when as much as 30% of our reefs were affected by a surge of warm water.  Now, ocean scientists attending a meeting in New Orleans are hearing that what's already the longest coral bleaching event in history could extend through this year, and well into 2017.