Sea rise clouds water

Researchers believe that accelerating sea-level rises associated with global climate change will affect sedimentary processes on coral reefs and other shoreline environments by increasing energy and sediment resuspension. On reefs, sedimentation is known to increase coral stress and bleaching as particles that settle on coral surfaces interfere with photosynthesis and feeding, and turbidity induced by suspended sediment reduces incident light levels.

Read the report in the Journal of Coastal Research (subscription required to view full article).

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