UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 1,200 miles off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission...Show More Summary
by Joy E. Stocke Over the past 50 years, humans have put an enormous amount of pressure on coral reef environments by altering their waters and tearing up their foundations. From dynamite fishing to global warming, we are rapidly sending the world's reefs into oblivion. Show More Summary
Google Street View includes views from under the Earth's oceans. You can tour shipwrecks, swim with humpback whales, and virtually dive down to dozens of coral reefs. P.S. You can also climb Yosemite's El Capitan on Google Street View, which is SO OMG TERRFIYING THAT I CANT BE BOTHERED TO CORRECTM Y TPYING. Show More Summary
As researchers scramble to save the reef as the oceans warm, a new finding could be cause for optimism.
Mixing and matching corals of the same species from different latitudes could help reefs survive despite warming ocean temperatures, a new study suggests.
A new study raises the prospect of a 'genetic rescue' for coral reefs, which would spread the genes necessary for the ecosystems to increase their tolerance to heat.
Evidence from the Great Barrier Reef suggests corals that are tolerant of high temperatures can pass the trait to the next generation through their genes
Corals are approaching a brink. Warming oceans, acidification and a constellation of other man-made stressors mean coral reefs may face extinction within the century. And with around 25 percent of all sea life, including some 4,000 species...Show More Summary
OSLO (Reuters) - Corals that naturally thrive in the hottest tropical waters can be bred with cousins in cooler seas to help them survive mounting threats from global warming, scientists reported on Thursday.
Warming ocean waters due to climate change have been ravaging coral reefs over the past few decades, but researchers have discovered that, with the help of some breeding, the threat may be kept at bay.Read full article >>
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Concern is mounting among some scientists that China's reclamation work in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has done severe harm to one of the most important coral reef systems in Southeast Asia.
Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colors have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red Sea.
A recent study explores the ability of a common coral reef organism to eviscerate and regenerate its gut within 12 days and rebuild its filtration organ, the branchial sac, within 19 days. Understanding this process points to promising new directions in human soft tissue regeneration research, scientists say.
Far from being helpless against warming, acidifying seas, corals are actually plucky little fighters with a few tricks up their sleeves
Coral reefs in the vicinity waters of Legazpi, Albay were damaged by a Vietnam-flagged cargo vessel which ran aground 900 yards off the entrance of Legazpi City Port last Monday, June 15.
From pretending to being a flying superhero or embodying a coral reef, academics ponder vast potential for quickly evolving technology
A Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship ran aground near the entrance of Legazpi City Port on Monday causing damage to coral reefs, the Philippines Coast Guard reports. The 4,532 gross ton MV Ocean 03 ran aground approximately 900 yards from...Show More Summary
An emerging theme in ocean acidification (OA) science is the importance of coupling chemical, biological, and ecological research and monitoring to better understand the fate of marine ecosystems. This approach has been applied to several...Show More Summary
Going fishing? The warty frogfish uses its own lure to attract and gulp down unsuspecting prey. Blending into the bumps and lumps of the coral reef, the warty frogfish lies in wait for its meal. Once settled, it extends its own fishing lure–a modified spine that looks like a small shrimp–and waves it around to attract curious fish. Show More Summary
Recent research by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM) published in Nature Communications shows that the effects of ocean acidification on reef corals aren’t always obvious to the naked eye, and lie hidden within the coral skeleton. Seawater uptake of man-made CO2 is causing ocean acidification, changes in ocean chemistry that impair the growth of […]