New York Times: Giant Coral Reef in Protected Area Shows New Signs of Life

A once-bleached coral reef in the Pacific Ocean is showing new signs of life, according to a team of researchers from Massachusetts. Having suffered from massive bleaching a little over a decade ago, Coral Castles appeared to be largely revived in 2015. Scientists were worried, though, that the reef would once more succumb to bleaching in 2016, the hottest year on record. The researchers were ecstatic to find that this was not the case in Coral Castles and are currently looking into how this coral reef has come back to life.