“A strong earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sumatra island two years ago caused one of the biggest coral die-offs ever documented, a study by scientists from two conservation groups found.”
Ancient Coral Reef Tells The History Of Kenya’s Soil Erosion
“Coral reefs, like tree rings, are natural archives of climate change. But oceanic corals also provide a faithful account of how people make use of land through history, says Robert B. Dunbar of Stanford University.”
Image: Fringing reef around Howland Island, Pacific Ocean.
Courtesy NASA Astronaut photograph ISS010-E-9287.