Can American Samoa’s Coral Reefs Recover After Tsunami?

Written by on November 4, 2009 in Marine Life
Partially healthy and dead coral - © Wolcott Henry 2005/Marine Photobank

Partially healthy and dead coral – © Wolcott Henry 2005/Marine Photobank

Some of American Samoa’s coral reefs were in bad shape already and may now, after the September 29 tsunami, never recover.

However, researchers remain optimistic claiming coral reefs have evolved to cope with natural disasters.

Read the full story on the NZ Herald News (link no longer active).

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About the Author: Celia is Director of Business Operations for OceanLines LLC and is a frequent contributor to both OceanLines and Marine Science Today. She is a certified diver and her favorite topic is marine biology, especially stories about whales. .

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