Understanding what corals need to survive is crucial to protect and conserve them, particularly in this time of changing climate. Improved knowledge of coral life histories, vulnerabilities, and threats aids managers. Additionally, such information can help the Council provide feedback when asked to weigh in on research recommendations for areas, species, or fisheries. New information is continually available on how corals may be changing as a result of climate change. To know more about the causes and consequences behind their decline check our causes and consequences of coral reef decline storyboard.
This story board we will highlight the individual life history and threats specific to shallow water coral species listed as threatened in the Gulf of Mexico. Check the storyboard from here.