Corals: Providing a Baseline for Climate Change

Focus question: What is the impact of man versus nature on coral growth in the Florida Keys over the past Century?

Growth patterns of corals over time can tell us something about climate over that time. Like tree rings, rings indicating annual growth can be examined. Click HERE to participate in the interactive Coral Rings and Climate Change Investigation.

Location: Florida Keys and the AQUARIUS

Dr. Jerry Wellington
Host Researcher: Biologist

Andrea Grottoli-Everett
Graduate Student: Biologist


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