Overview

Despite containing some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, the impact of climate change has still been acutely felt in BIOT. ¬†Successive ‘bleaching’ events have been observed with greater frequency and duration – a potentially lethal combination.

This programme of work is monitoring how different reefs in the territory respond to these warming and bleaching events over the short, medium and long-term. ¬†By collaborating with scientists other aspects of BIOT’s marine environment, this work will also uncover the impact of a changing coral reef on the territory’s other animal and plant populations.

Coral Reef Resilience
Coral Reef Resilience
Coral Reef Resilience
Coral Reef Resilience
Coral Reef Resilience