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Neighboring bleached (left) and non-bleached (right, front) colonies of the rice coral, Montipora capitata, in Aug. 2015, Kaneohe Bay, HI.

A white polka dot coral reef

The last two summers in Hawaii were hot, hot, hot. Our temperature loggers in the water reached temperatures of over 32˚C (over 90˚F!) on the reef crest. Many of the…

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Rachel Gula

I grew up in a small town in the Chaparral just east of San Diego, exploring places like the tide pools, Torrey Pines State Park (lovely ocean vistas and beaches),…

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