Fact Sheet 2010–3085
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) Project is analyzing corals from various sites in the Caribbean region, Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne National Park, other areas of the Florida Keys, and the Virgin Islands. The objective of this project is to develop records of past environmental change to better our understanding of climate variability. The records are being used to document changes over the last few centuries and to determine how corals and coral reefs have responded to any changes.
First posted February 11, 2011
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Flannery, J.A., and Poore, R.Z., 2010, Corals as climate recorders: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3085, 2 p.