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Hawaii's coral reefs dying amid high water temperatures

from The Seattle Times

While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds in recent days, the corals underwater are also suffering. Scientists standing in the muggy heat at a harbor at Kaneohe on the island of Oahu said that they're seeing more evidence that higher-than-normal ocean temperatures are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands. The warm water prompts algae inside the coral to leave, which starves coral and turns it white. more

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