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Corals are inherently connected to atmospheric climates, and are especially influenced by climate change.

Now, new research in collaboration with University of Technology Sydney shows that corals themselves play key roles in contributing to processes that influence their immediate climate.

A team of marine biologists from the University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University provided the first evidence of bleaching in Sydney Harbour's unique temperate corals last April.

Since then the scientists have recorded widespread recovery, suggesting that Sydney's corals can survive higher than normal temperatures, so long as the environmental stress is brief.