"Seriously, though, coral bleaching is like humans retching. It can be caused by almost anything, from global warming to contaminants to illness like the "banded coral" disease that struck Florida and the Virgin Islands years ago."
"The phenomenon of coral bleaching is, like polar bears stranded on melting ice sheets, frequently used in the media to raise public awareness of climate change. Pricking our consciousness and conscience, scientists and conservationists tap into coral's power to capture the imagination, which is recorded in culture since Antiquity."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.