Israeli study warns of extinction danger for Red Sea corals

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The September 6 cover story of Science reports on a Tel Aviv University study warning of a phenomenon that could lead to extinction for certain reef-building corals in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Eilat.

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However, due to climate change and other human stressors, the highly synchronized ‘broadcast’ spawning ‘ the simultaneous release of eggs and sperm into open water ‘ reef-building corals have completely lost their vital synchrony over time, dramatically reducing chances of successful fertilization.


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Date: 2019-09-08T05:40:40+00:00
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