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Elkhorn coral

Coral off the coast of Cuba is flourishing — a rare glimmer of hope for this threatened ecosystem

Rising ocean temperatures and pollution runoff are bleaching and killing corals in oceans across the globe. But corals in some parts of Cuba are not only surviving, they are thriving.

Coral off the coast of Cuba is flourishing — a rare glimmer of hope for this threatened ecosystem
Havana Harbor has remained extremely polluted for decades as Cuba has lacked the money and technology to clean it up, but normalized relations relations with Washington could help change that.

Change in US-Cuba relations presents big risks — and rewards — for Cuba's environment

Change in US-Cuba relations presents big risks — and rewards — for Cuba's environment
Healthy corals use chemical signals, or smells, to attract fish. New research has found that corals also send out "distress" signals when they're in trouble.

Coral reefs can communicate with fish, and many of them are crying for help

Coral reefs can communicate with fish, and many of them are crying for help