06 seychelles climate change coral RESTRICTED

Thanks to climate change, the ocean is no longer a friend of Seychelles. But can its reefs offer this embattled nation a lifeline?

CNN  — 

In 1998, the cruel heat of El Nino hit Seychelles hard. Sea surface temperatures rose around the Indian Ocean, bleaching 90% of coral reefs in the archipelago. Widespread flooding caused significant economic losses – fishing and agriculture accounting for more than half of the total figure according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).