EL NIÑO'S INFLUENCE ON BIODIVERSITY IN CORAL REEFS
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that can cause significant changes in ocean temperatures and currents.
These changes can have a profound effect on the health and diversity of coral reefs.
During El Niño events, coral reefs may experience bleaching, which can lead to a loss of biodiversity.
Bleaching occurs when coral expels the algae that live inside them, causing the coral to turn white and become more susceptible to disease.
El Niño can also cause changes in the distribution of fish and other marine species that rely on coral reefs for habitat.
Understanding the impact of El Niño on coral reefs is important for conservation efforts and the long-term health of these ecosystems.