Listening to the sound coral reefs make could be a way to monitor their health

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If you thought corals were soundless, think again! Scientists have revealed that listening to the noise produced by reefs can even help in monitoring the health of these organisms: the more sound they emit, the more likely they are to be well preserved. An important takeaway as corals are one of the underwater species most threatened by global warming. If you are planning to go diving this summer and you have the chance to contemplate any corals, don’t forget to pay attention to what you hear. Because these reefs emit sounds. And according to oceanographers at the US Naval Undersea Warfare Cen…

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