Coral reefs are threatened by global and local stressors such as ocean acidification and trace metal contamination. Reliable early warning monitoring tools are needed to assess and monitor coral reef health. Symbiont-bearing foraminifers...Show More Summary
In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most unique coral: one that can survive global warming, at least for now. The corals, striking in their red, orange and green colours,Show More Summary
A global coral bleaching event that's been killing reefs around the world since early 2015 finally appears to be ending, according to a report just released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. That said, reefs aren't out of hot water yet. More »
According to scientists, America’s best-protected coral reefs are dying, and President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord is set to make the situation worse. When Trump announced that he was withdrawing the U.S. Show More Summary
A mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide has finally ended after three years, U.S. scientists announced Monday.
A mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide has finally ended after three years, U.S. scientists announced Monday. About three-quarters of the world's delicate coral reefs were damaged or killed by … Click to Continue »
Labs work on developing tough new corals that can survive acidity and rising temperatures.
Coral calcification is dependent on the mutualistic partnership between endosymbiotic zooxanthellae and the coral host. Here, using newly developed geochemical proxies (?11B and B/Ca), we show that Poritescorals from natural reef environments...Show More Summary
The Achilles' heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be presented tomorrow in Canberra at the Coral Reef Futures Symposium.
They show signs of stress, but also resilience. A diver explores healthy coral reefs in Guam. Kiho Kim Coral reefs are home to a vast array of ocean creatures. They provide food, protection against storm damage, sustain tourism and inspire wonder. “If we lose corals, we lose a vital piece of our...
Tiny, artificial algae are being deployed in the first such effort to restore reefs in the Mediterranean Sea. They look like coralline algae, which have a similar ecological function to corals: forming reefs using calcium carbonate structures that create diverse and complex environments. Show More Summary
This study tested the bleaching response of the Pacific coral Seriatopora caliendrumto short-term exposure to high temperature and elevated partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2). Juvenile colonies collected from Nanwan Bay, Taiwan, were used in a factorial experimental design in which 2 temperatures (?27.6 °C and ?30.4 °C) and 2 pCO2 values (?47.2 Pa and ?90.7 Pa) were […]
Time and the tides have washed away the last traces of a famous 19th-century shipwreck from a coral reef in the South Pacific, the scene of extraordinary tales of survival during the "Age of Sail," according to archaeologists who visited the site earlier this year. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Natural coastal habitats such as mangroves, coral reefs and salt marshes protect communities more effectively against coastal storms than seawalls, and insurers should consider this when pricing flood risk, Lloyd's of London said.
Ocean acidification produced by global warming is bleaching coral reefs and threatening ocean life, yet gets little media coverage.
Coral reefs are found in a wide range of environments, where they provide food and habitat to a large range of organisms as well as providing many other ecological goods and services. Warm-water coral reefs, for example, occupy shallow sunlit, warm, and alkaline waters in order to grow and calcify at the high rates necessary […]
Time and the tides have washed away the last traces of a famous 19th-century shipwreck from a coral reef in the South Pacific
Coral reefs within US waters are unlikely to last more than a few decades more, at the most, going by many recent comments from researchers in the field. On that subject, new research has made it clear that the strict conservation measures...Show More Summary
Scientists have discovered a population of “super corals” that appear to have become resistant to extreme environmental conditions—being able to survive and thrive in hot, acidic and low-oxygen waters. And they now plan to search for more climate-adaptable coral populations within the Great Barrier...