Coral community response to bleaching on a highly disturbed reef.
Historically the ocean has been seen as an unlimited resource, it is only comparatively recent that the oceans are becoming viewed as a finite resource. Through this piece of information graphics, the capacity for resistance to thermal stress that coral have, will outline what coral bleaching is.
The research that this piece is referencing, says how coral has built up a natural resistance to acute thermal stress. However, as the temperature of the earth rises, the corals resilience cannot keep up.