NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program cordially invites teachers in the south Florida area to attend a one-day workshop on ocean acidification, introducing our new OA Data-in-the-Classroom NODE module. Teachers will learn to use real data from NOAA to teach ocean acidification and how it affects coral reefs and other marine calcifiers, using integrated scalable lesson […]
Cold-water coral (CWC) reefs are recognised as ecologically and biologically significant areas that generate habitats and diversity. The interaction between hydrodynamics and CWCs has been well-studied at the Mingulay Reef Complex, a relatively shallow area of reefs found on the continental shelf off Scotland, UK. Show More Summary
By Dr. Lizzie Mcleod, Climate Adaptation Scientist for the Nature Conservancy, Asia Pacific Region As if the long list of threats to coral reefs weren’t enough, we can now add ocean acidification to the list. Perhaps you’ve seen the gloomy headlines like “Ocean Acidification: ‘Evil Twin’ Threatens World’s Oceans, Scientists Warn.” Perhaps it is no […]
Mapping and photographing streets is tough enough, but Google's Street View team has partnered with Underwater Earth to create immersive images of some of the world's most important and threatened coral reefs -- creating some cool camera technology in the process.
According to a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers at the University of Bristol state that limiting the amount of global warming could buy some more time for tropical coral reefs. With the help of computer models, the researchers investigated how shallow water tropical coral reef habitats may respond to a change in […]
Coral reefs face multiple anthropogenic threats, from pollution and overfishing to the dual effects of greenhouse gas emissions: rising sea temperature and ocean acidification . While the abundance of coral has declined in recentShow More Summary
Google and the Catlin Seaview Survey are working as fast as they can to map the world's coral reefs in Google Streetview. But the project's founder fears he may be too late.
Coral reef fish species have proven invaluable for experimental testing of key concepts in social evolution and already have yielded insights about the ultimate reasons for female reproductive suppression, group living, and bidirectional sex change.
I’ve been deep-sea diving since I was old enough to swim, and I guess you could say I’ve seen it all. Gossamer jellyfish billowing like clouds, delicate fingers of coral in crystal blue reefs, the glint of sunlight reflected by vast schools of fish. But nothing can prepare you for the day you encounter your […]
Limiting the amount of warming experienced by the world's oceans in the future could buy some time for tropical coral reefs, say researchers from the University of Bristol. The study, published by the journal Geophysical Research Letters,...Show More Summary
Limiting the amount of warming experienced by the world's oceans in the future could buy some time for tropical coral reefs, say researchers.
Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action. That's according to findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 9 based on an analysis that combines the latest science on reef dynamics with the latest climate models. read more
Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action. That's according to findings based on an analysis that combines the latest science on reef dynamics with the latest climate models.
Global warming might be killing off many species of coral as the world’s oceans acidify, but the future for biodiversity in coral reefs might not be as bleak as previously forecast, according to a study by New Zealand and Australian scientists. “It has been predicted that many reefs will end up being dominated by algae [...]
Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on our planet, but their purpose goes far beyond visual enjoyment. Did you know that coral reefs provide a living for over 500 million people across the globe? read more
A Chinese fishing vessel that crashed into one of the Philippines’ most famous reefs damaged almost 4,000 square meters of centuries-old coral, the marine park said on Saturday.'Some 3,902 square meters (42,000 square feet) of coralShow More Summary
National park says boat caused "heart-breaking" damage to centuries-old reef after plowing into it last month.
Napoleon wrasses are crucial to coral reef health. Recently one of them ate the GoPro camera of the Oceanographic Institute's CEO Robert Calcagno. It then spat it back out, and luckily enough the camera was switched on and captured the whole incident. The camera performed an actual endoscopy of the fish !
Ocean acidification is projected to shift coral reefs from a state of net accretion to one of net dissolution this century. Presently, our ability to predict global-scale changes to coral reef calcification is limited by insufficient data relating seawater carbonate chemistry parameters to in situ rates of reef calcification. Here, we investigate natural trends in [...]
Coral reefs are stressed the world over and could be in mortal danger because of climate change. But why do some corals die and others not, even when exposed to the same environmental conditions? An interdisciplinary research team from...Show More Summary