Coral bleaching widespread across Hawaiian Islands, surveys show
By Nina Wu email@example.com
Nov. 11, 2019
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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.
Heavy bleaching has consumed more than 50% of coral at Kaneohe Bay.