Then and now: Rising temperatures threaten corals

In a monthly feature, we explain how warming waters threaten the survival of a wonder of the seas. …

They are found all over the globe, from tropical waters to the freezing polar regions. However, corals only form reefs in the warm, shallow seas of the tropics. The most famous of these is the 2,300km-long Great Barrier Reef, located off the north-eastern shores of Australia.


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