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Press Release 08-018

Natural Ocean Thermostat Helps Protect Pacific Ocean Coral Reefs

Region northeast of Australia has world's highest coral biodiversity

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Corals are thriving in the Western Pacific Warm Pool because water temperatures aren't changing.

The Western Pacific Warm Pool, northeast of Australia, contains some of the warmest ocean waters in the world. Corals are thriving in the region, partly because water temperatures in the warm pool are not changing significantly.

Credit: Steve Deyo, UCAR

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