Scientists Conclude Climate Change May Wipe Out the Coral Reef System Forever.Coral move locations when the climate warms. The last time this happened was thousands of years ago when the waters warmed; the coral reef moved North onto Florida's East Coast. This time it's different.
The Florida Reef System (FRS)
Climate Change and the FRS
The waters are getting too hot for coral, so why don't they just migrate to cooler waters? Scientists have discovered that coral living in Florida waters are trapped between too hot tropic waters and frequent cold fronts from the polar vortex, leaving coral with nowhere to go. So what will happen when the coral has to stay put in dangerous conditions?