Extreme cold kills coral; 1st time since ’70s
January 31, 2010
Filed under Florida, USA
Tags: brr, climate, climate change, cold, cold record, cold snap, cold-water bleaching, Coral bleaching, Florida, Florida Keys, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, global cooling, Global Freeze, global freezing, global warming, record cold, temperature, temperatures, The Nature Conservancy's Coastal and Marine Resilience Program, unusual cold, unusually cold, weather
January 27, 2010
Conservation groups assess damage, fear long-term effects
Coral bleaching is a condition often associated with the summer doldrums, but extreme cold weather, like what the Florida Keys experienced earlier this month, also can cause coral to bleach and die.