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August 11, 2023

Minimizing land-based and sea-based human impacts at the same time might help reefs to recover from marine heatwaves, a study has found. But researchers warn that, in the absence of aggressive action to limit global warming, addressing impacts such as pollution and overfishing is insufficient to counter the growing threat. The findings — published this week in Nature — come as record ocean temperatures scorch reefs off the coast of Florida and scientists fear the effects of El Niño on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 

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