Can Super Corals Save Reefs?
By identifying and studying super corals—those that survive best in warming waters—scientists are trying to help endangered reefs across the planet.
Today, coral reefs are 4 times more likely to suffer bleaching than in the 1980s. But some scientists see hope in the corals that haven’t been bleached. Somehow, the genes of these “super corals” allow them to hold onto beneficial algae and survive as waters warm.