2018-12-13 01:15:58 Source: Technology Daily
(Source for this column: Royal Society of England official website Reorganization: Our reporter Zhang Mengran)
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Global warming has caused sea water temperatures to rise, with fatal impact on coral reefs, a fragile ecosystem. The most severe coral reef bleaching occurred in 2016, and this situation is considered to be less likely to "reverse" and many surviving coral reefs are still slowly dying. But the researchers also found that although coral reefs were observed in many parts of the world, coral reefs were in some areas in good condition, and some were still growing.
Researchers at the Queensland Museum in Australia reported in the Journal of the Royal Society of British B that they found 195 species of coral species in the deep reef area of the Great Barrier Reef through remote-controlled vehicles and professional diving compared to 32 species previously occupied. Significantly increased. The deep reef area represents approx. half of the coral species in the area, and the deeper coral reef area provides additional protection from false and serious storm events. At the same time, most coral lines are also found in deep reefs, so this habitat can play an important role in the protection of the coral reef's diversity and can contribute to the regeneration of damaged lowlands.