Ocean Temperature Increase Has Destroyed 90 Percent of Coral Reef in Southern Bahia

According to researchers of the project Coral Vivo, the coral reefs are suffering from stress and decolorization process. The temperature has risen because of the "El Niño" weather phenomenon.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The increase in the temperature of the oceans has already destroyed 90 percent of the fire coral reef on the Discovery Coast, near the town of Porto Seguro in southern Bahia. According to researchers of the Live Coral project, the corals are suffering from stress and decolorization.

"We have been following through the environmental monitoring here in the Discovery Coast region and we have realized that since December,  the water has been warming up more than expected. This led to the decolorization of the reef and beyond, reaching mortality of one species," explained Flávia Gubert . . .

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