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Coral bleaching widespread across Hawaiian Islands, surveys show

  • Video courtesy DLNR

    State and federal officials said the widespread coral bleaching event predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration due to warmer ocean temperatures this summer did happen -- but not as severely as originally anticipated. The coral bleaching occurred statewide, and is still occurring, even as ocean temperatures cool down this month. Conditions, however, are improving.

  • COURTESY DLNR
                                Heavy bleaching has consumed more than 50% of coral at Kaneohe Bay.

    COURTESY DLNR

    Heavy bleaching has consumed more than 50% of coral at Kaneohe Bay.

Even as ocean temperatures begin cooling, corals are still reacting to the warmer temperatures over summer, and coral bleaching continues. Read more

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