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NOAA's Efforts to Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change on Coral Reefs

NOAA's Efforts to Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change on Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations, and when amplified by climate change, these fluctuations can result in bleaching events.  Efforts to increase local managers' ability to respond to bleaching events are important to minimize the impact of these events and to reduce the loss of healthy coral reefs.

As part of the NOAA Coral Reef Watch Program, a variety of data and alert products are available such as Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Charts, Degree Heating Weeks Charts, and Coral Bleaching Indices. 

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