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Climate stripe diagram depicting the mean annual temperature recorded on Caribbean coral reefs based on the HadISST database.
figureposted on 2022-03-09, 18:41 authored by Colleen B. Bove, Laura Mudge, John F. Bruno
Warmer temperatures are depicted in red (maximum annual SST of 28.0) and cooler annual temperatures are in blue (minimum annual SST of 26.6) (figure inspired by Professor Ed Hawkins ).
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