RSS Science Short Take: Tropical reefs shifting poleward

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    A recent paper published in the scientific journal 'Geophysical Research Letters' outlines the first large-scale evidence of poleward range expansion of modern corals due to rising ocean temperatures. Japanese scientists analyzed 80 years of national records and found four major coral species categories exhibited northward expansion into temperate waters, some occurring at a rate of 14km (9 miles) per year.

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