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Study: Rising ocean temperatures killing Guam coral reefs

 


MANGILAO, Guam (AP) — A third of Guam's coral reefs have died because of rising ocean temperatures, researchers said.

University of Guam researchers said increased temperatures killed 34% of Guam's coral reefs between 2013 and 2017, The Pacific Daily News reported Monday.

About 60% of the reefs along Guam's eastern coast are gone, scientists said.

"Never in our history of looking at reefs have we seen something this severe," said Laurie Raymundo, UOG marine lab director and marine biology professor.

The study was published in the scientific journal Coral Reefs.

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