Study Shows Troubling Picture for Philippine Reefs

This time they were ready.

Unlike a similar event in 1998, the 2010 mass coral bleaching happened when a reef monitoring research system was in place in key locations around the country.

Called the Remote Sensing Information for Living Environments and Nationwide Tools (RESILIENT) for Sentinel Ecosystems in Archipelagic Seas (SEAS), the large research program on climate change in coastal zones is funded by the Department of Science and Technology...

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Date: 02 November 2011