Email By Middle East correspondent Eric Tlozek and Fouad AbuGosh in the Gulf of Aqaba and Lexy Hamilton-Smith Updated December 28, 2019 08:38:11 Photo: Coral around the world is dying as the seas get warmer, but in the Gulf of Aqaba, it’s thriving. (Supplied: Guilhem Banc-Prandi) Related Story: Scientists lure fish to dead reefs using speakers playing healthy coral sounds Related Story: ‘Wave to your island’: Stolen Generations descendants return to Reef for resilience study Related Story: Desperate reef scientists perform ‘IVF’ on coral spawn Map: Jordan The Red Sea could be the last place in the world where coral reefs will survive. Key points: Australian scientists are working with counterparts in Israel and Jordan to find out why coral in the Gulf of Aqaba is thriving despite rising temperaturesScientists believe it is genetically disposed to withstand warmer waterUp to half of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by bleaching Unlike corals in the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere, the corals in the northern part of the Red Sea are not bleaching and dying when the sea temperature rises.Instead, they are thriving. Bleaching, the phenomenon caused by global warming, has been one of the main reasons half of the… Read full this story
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