The warming of the seas signals the end
For many living gardens in full bloom;
The bleaching of the coral is a trend,
The killing of the algae bringing doom.
But there may yet still be some breathing room,
Some species can these warm waters withstand;
Their spreading larvae could yet lift the gloom.
To do this quick enough they need a hand,
Praying that global warmers will now understand.
A Spenserian stanza about the research that found that some corals are already beginning to adapt to global warming, and that by helping to connect these corals with others, humans can help to enhance their survival chances.