Temp and salinity combined

When looking at the temperature and salinity range that cold-water corals can tolerate it is not hard to notice that they are found in relatively stable environments (Freiwald et al. 2004), these environments are chosen as they contain the necessary ‘ingredients’ for growth and survival. The temperature and salinity levels could be affected in the future by global climate change, the warming of the warmer would change temperature and salinity necessary for the coral and if the change was too great then it could be fatal for a coral ecosystem.

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