Map of the day: Tracking the coral bleaching crisis

Increased carbon dioxide emissions are slowly acidifying the world’s oceans, leading to an unprecedented die-off and bleaching of the world’s coral reefs, the breeding grounds for many of the fish species on which a good part of humanity and many larger ocean fish depend for a primary protein source.

In Inside Climate News:

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UPDATE: From NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch, a map of areas where coral reef bleaching is significantly probable over this year’s summer months:

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