Is water temperature important to coral reefs?



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    Water temperature is very important to coral reefs. Bleaching can occur from either a temperature increase or decrease. A decrease of 3-5 degrees Celsius for only 5-10 days is enough to cause bleaching. Also, an increase of only 1-2 degrees Celsius can cause bleaching as well. Coral reefs operate within a very narrow temperature range.

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