One way scientists can check coral reef is through remote sensing. Flying as low as 3,000 feet (1,000 meters), the scientists use a device called a spectrographic imager to measure the corals’ color characteristics. Every coral has a distinct spectral “signature,” and any changes in this may indicate a change in the health of the reef. Corals will often bleach if they are dying.
There are many factors that scientists and researchers examine when trying to evaluate the health of a coral reef ecosystem. Some of the factors that are looked at are; upwelling, tidal currents, coral morphology, coral physiology, functional diversity, reproduction, exposure to thermal stress, mortality rates, recovery rates, and pH levels.
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