In this Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, a patch of coral reef is shown in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay off the island of Oahu near Kaneohe, Hawaii. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and reef scientists from around the world are announcing the launch of a campaign Thursday, June 9, 2016, to gather new data on coral reefs like never before. Using specially designed instruments mounted on high-flying aircraft, the scientists are embarking on a mission to map large swaths of coral around the world in hopes of better understanding how environmental changes are impacting these delicate and important ecosystems. The CORAL (Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory) team will study the reefs of Hawaii, Palau, the Mariana Islands and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef over the next three years.
In this Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, a patch of coral reef is shown in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay off the island of Oahu near Kaneohe, Hawaii. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and reef scientists from around the world are announcing the launch of a campaign Thursday, June 9, 2016, to gather new data on coral reefs like never before. Using specially designed instruments mounted on high-flying aircraft, the scientists are embarking on a mission to map large swaths of coral around the world in hopes of better understanding how environmental changes are impacting these delicate and important ecosystems. The CORAL (Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory) team will study the reefs of Hawaii, Palau, the Mariana Islands and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef over the next three years. Caleb Jones AP
In this Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, a patch of coral reef is shown in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay off the island of Oahu near Kaneohe, Hawaii. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and reef scientists from around the world are announcing the launch of a campaign Thursday, June 9, 2016, to gather new data on coral reefs like never before. Using specially designed instruments mounted on high-flying aircraft, the scientists are embarking on a mission to map large swaths of coral around the world in hopes of better understanding how environmental changes are impacting these delicate and important ecosystems. The CORAL (Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory) team will study the reefs of Hawaii, Palau, the Mariana Islands and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef over the next three years. Caleb Jones AP

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