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Forecasting global coral bleaching

Predicting coral bleaching is critical to better manage and preserve coral reefs from global warming. An impressive coordination of surveys across oceans now offers new metrics to help to predict coral bleaching events on a global scale.

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Fig. 1: Conceptual view of forecasting global coral bleaching.

Icons adapted from satellite, Jason C. Fisher; computer, Jane Hawkey; El Niño Southern Oscillation, Tracey Saxby. Photos by M.P.


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Pernice, M., Hughes, D.J. Forecasting global coral bleaching. Nat. Clim. Chang. 9, 803–804 (2019).

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