The parlous state of China’s coral reefs

What is the significance of the 2019 China Coral Report? It’s hugely significant for coral research in China. It’s the first broad and systematic look at the state of the country’s coral reefs. There have been several English-language reports on the subject. In 2004, a coral research team from SCSIO joined the Global Coral Research and Monitoring Network (GCRMN), and it publishes a report every four years. But those reports are in English, and the sections on China just look at a few representative regions, such as Dongshan in Fujian;…