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Scientists Warn Ocean Heat Wave Killing Coral

Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as "The Blob," scientists said Thursday. The bout of record high temperatures in parts of the oceans, stoked by climate change, is expected to kill more than 12,000 square kilometers (4,600 square miles) of reefs, or about 5 percent of the global total, they said. The experts, including the U.S. National Oceanic and...

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