Publication Release: Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs after Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network releases a new report detailing the effects of Bleaching and Hurricanes on coral reefs in 2005.

2005 and 1998 were the two most damaging years for coral reefs in recorded history; they were also the world’s hottest years since records started in1880. About 16% of the world’s reefs were effectively lost in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific in 1998, and in 2005, massive coral losses occurred in the Caribbean; all due to coral bleaching.

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