Can El Nino kill off certain animal species?



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    El Nino is “an abnormal warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific”, which can indeed create storms (and may lead to droughts in some parts of the world, but that’s uncertain), which may seem to be the most destructve end of El Nino. But it is the warming of the oceans itself that can kill certain animals.

    Coral reefs are put in danger by the heat of El Nino. Their protective algae dies, and then the coral can, too, which may destroy an entire reef and underwater system.

    However, El Nino is unlikely to result in the extinction of any species, just the killing of certain members of a species.

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