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coral bleaching

“Hot tub” water temperatures in the Florida Keys have caused early coral bleaching and could lead to mass mortality

Coral reef scientist Bill Precht talks about how hot it is in Florida waters and how that is impacting coral bleaching and other marine life.
coral transplants

UPDATE: Corals transplanted by Mote in Florida Keys have spawned

Here’s an update (12 Aug. 2020) to a story we published last week. The original story is below. Mote is now saying some of their transplanted corals have spawned in the field. Here’s video they...
coral transplants

Corals transplanted by Mote in Florida Keys are forming eggs and sperm

Here’s an update (12 Aug. 2020) to this story. The original story is below. Mote is now saying some of their transplanted corals have spawned in the field. Here’s video they posted to Twitter: MAJOR...
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Scientists may have found effective treatment for diseased Florida corals

Some Florida scientists are taking action to try to stop the spread of a devastating disease affecting corals. Kevin Andrew Macaulay is a researcher with Nova Southeastern University. He tells WMNF they’re applying an antibiotic...
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Florida’s coral disease outbreak is most “extensive” ever: scientist

A devastating coral disease continues to spread through Florida’s reefs and scientists say it may cause some coral species to go locally extinct; on WMNF’s MidPoint we spoke with Greta Aeby, a coral disease ecologist...
coral disease

Several coral species could go locally extinct in Florida from white-plague disease

A mysterious disease is killing Florida corals, and a coral reef ecologist says the disease is still spreading and causing local extinctions of some coral species. What’s called white-plague disease spread when corals were already...
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Florida scientists want to educate Trump on climate

Twenty-six Florida scientists have written a letter to Donald Trump; they want to meet with the Republican presidential nominee to talk about the latest climate science and the threats expected because of a changing climate....
coral disease

Historic coral disease outbreak spreading in Florida

A newly-published scientific paper describes a massive coral disease outbreak in Florida that is “arguably one of the most lethal ever recorded on a contemporary coral reef.” The lead author of the study, William Precht,...
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Hot 2015 leads to coral bleaching in Florida Keys

This summer’s record-breaking heat has led to a predictable outcome: there’s a serious coral bleaching episode in the Florida Keys. Mote Marine Laboratory coral health and disease program manager Erinn Muller says the current bleaching...
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Florida scientists warn about ocean acidification

There are at least three major ways that skyrocketing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are affecting the oceans and species, like humans, that depend on them; you probably already know about soaring temperatures...
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Southwest Florida’s rate of sea level rise speeding up

The southwest coast of Florida, especially its beaches and mangroves, are being increasingly impacted by rising seas caused by global warming; on WMNF News’ MidPoint we spoke with Mike Barry — an environmental contractor with...

Center for Biological Diversity warns of climate crisis effects on Florida wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity warns of climate crisis effects on Florida wildlife

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