Climate change and marine conservation: Coral Gardens

TitleClimate change and marine conservation: Coral Gardens
Publication TypeMiscellaneous Section
Year of Publication2018
Secondary AuthorsRush, S, Carr, H, Henry, L-A, Neat, F, Hall-Spencer, J, Jesus, A, Pettit, L

Coral gardens are dense aggregations of one or more coral species. They predominantly include soft corals, but can include individual hard corals. Coral gardens provide a home for many other animals such as basket stars, brittle-stars and feather stars, bivalves, shrimp-like animals and deep-water fish. Presently, it is still relatively unknown as to how climate change may impact coral gardens.