Study: Soft Corals May Survive Hotcoldwetdry

Who woulda thunk it?

New study shows South Florida soft corals may withstand climate change

As the oceans absorb more carbon on a planet increasingly choked by greenhouse gases, scientists worry its reefs — the great storm-deflecting rampart for much of the tropics — will crumble and fall.

But for the first time, a new study by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a team of international scientists has found that at least one soft coral, the shrub-like sea rod found throughout South Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas, is more resilient to ocean acidification fueled by carbon than previously thought. Unlike hard corals and other marine animals with shells that need less acidic water to build calcified skins, corals with interior skeletons like the sea rod can survive.

Here’s the thing: corals and other sea creatures developed when the Earth was warmer and the seas were much higher. How do these “scientists”, meaning alarmists, explain all the coral atolls and islands? How do they they explain corals and similar sea life that now are above the ocean line? Oh, wait, sorry, I’m not supposed to ask inconvenient questions, much like during the Spanish Inquisition.

“We had thought this coral was on the front line,” said co-author Chris Langdon, director of Rosenstiel’s Coral Reefs and Climate Change Laboratory. “It’s reasonable to think this will [apply] to a lot of other things.”

The hell you say! It’s funny how we keep finding out that life adapts and things aren’t as dire as Warmists prognosticate.

BTW, paper after paper after paper after paper debunks the ocean acidification scare. As does the history of the planet.

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4 Responses to “Study: Soft Corals May Survive Hotcoldwetdry”

  1. john says:

    Teach some how your macro world view still surprises me
    Yes Teach life on tghe planet will go on
    And life will evolve and change BUT thye short term results may prove shall we say “awkward” for humanity.
    Of course for YOU personally these changes will be easy to deal with, but for many they will be difficult or even fatal

  2. Jeffery says:

    Typical Denier claptrap.

    Thousands of scientific papers describe coral loss from increased H+ and temperature, and you find a couple with semi-contrary findings. The Hockey Schticker was embarrassed by his silly and unsophisticated post on warming causing a pH increase!

    Do you understand anything from the paper you cited?

    Here’s what the researcher Langdon concluded:

    “There’s some first-aid things we can do to help the survival of the coral to give them some time, like cutting [carbon] emissions,” Langdon said, along with cutting nutrients from agriculture and sewage.

    “Changes humans are causing now are anywhere between 10 and 100 times faster” than the last century, he said. “We need to admit we have a problem.”

    If Langdon’s study invalidated the concern for coral loss, why is he still concerned about coral loss?

    Read more here:

  3. Jeff, can you explain how there are coral islands which are above the water line?

  4. Jeffery says:

    Jeff, can you explain how there are coral islands which are above the water line?

    Yes. Is there a point to your asking?

    One can conclude that living coral can be left high and dry by either a decrease in water level or uplift (tectonic forces). In addition, storms can cause the accretion of sand and organic materials.

    For example, for Aldabra island, the world’s largest raised coral island: “While the terrestrial topography (spread over an elevation range of 0–8 metres (0–26 ft) is rugged and dictated by the geomorphic conditions, the land surface comprises coral reef of about 125,000 years age, which has uplifted many times above the sea level.”

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