Interesting reading indeed, but the question is what can we do to stop it beyond the breeding programmes alread out there?
"Last fall, marine biologists reported that we’re currently in the midst
of one of the largest coral die-offs they’d ever seen, and the third
global bleaching event on record. This week at the Ocean Sciences
Conference in New Orleans, NOAA will offer its first big update on the
situation. And it ain’t good."
"In 1998, a massive underwater heat wave killed 18% of corals around the
world in the first global bleaching event. This year’s coral bleaching
is expected to impact 38% of the world’s coral reefs, decimating over
4,630 square miles (12,000 square kilometers) of reefs by 2016."