Massive Coral Death Attributed to Earthquake
, a 12 April press release about findings from Sumatra, is a reminder of the stupendous power of plate tectonics. Also, says Andrew Baird of ARC CoE CRS
this is a unique opportunity to document a process that occurs maybe once a century and promises to provide new insights into coral recovery processes that until now we could only explore on fossil reefs.
He's being optimistic, then, about the potential for natural recovery in the face of human pressures.