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Coral Reefs May Be Protected By Natural Ocean Thermostat


February 7, 2008

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Natural processes may prevent oceans from warming beyond a certain point, helping protect some biologically diverse coral reefs from the impacts of climate change. A new study by scientists at NCAR and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, finds evidence that an ocean "thermostat" is helping regulate sea-surface temperatures. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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