Located off the coast of Anilao, which is dotted with hostels and resorts catering to the many scuba divers who flock to the Philippines’ coral reefs, the island of Maricaban is also quickly becoming a hotspot for developers. Yet one stretch of beach remains untouched. Show More Summary
The vast majority of the world's coral reefs are now reaching the point of no return -- the point at which it wouldn't even theoretically be possible to save them from disappearing completely.
New underwater microscope gives scientists an extreme close-up of life in a reef.
Research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia looked at the worldwide impact of global warming on coral bleaching.
Worldwide, coral reef ecosystems are experiencing increasing pressure from a variety of anthropogenic perturbations including ocean warming and acidification, increased sedimentation, eutrophication, and overfishing, which could shift reefs to a condition of net calcium carbonate (CaCO3) dissolution and erosion. Show More Summary
Highlights • We develop a typology of management strategies for coral reefs and people under GEC. • Using this typology we review research efforts on management strategies over 25 years. • Half of all case studies focus on corals reefs in Australia and the United States. • Most research focuses on marine protection; repair & […]
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For decades, marine scientists have been warning of the demise of coral reefs in a warming world. But now, those warning calls have reached a full-scale alarm, leaving researchers at a loss for exactly how best to save the reefs. […]
With coral bleaching events increasing in frequency, researchers are forced to consider marine life without the underwater ecosystems.
The world's reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a novel study published today in the prestigious journal Science.
Almost every coral reef on the planet has been affected by bleaching, study shows.
Coral reefs are among the ocean's most wondrous achievements. Like a massive mega-city made up of microorganisms, these diverse ecosystems provide shelter for many different marine species and they're also a real treat to look at. Sadly,...Show More Summary
(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) For the first time, an international team of researchers has measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the past four decades. The study documents...Show More Summary
OSLO (Reuters) - High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s, undermining reefs' ability to survive marine heat waves caused by man-made climate change, scientists said on Thurs...
New research has found that mass bleaching of coral reefs, once virtually unknown, now happens every 6 years on average. That means the reefs don’t have time to recover.
“There’s just no time for these systems to recover.”
(Pensoft Publishers) Three new species of zoantharians -- relatives of the better-known hard corals and sea anemones - were discovered by researchers based in southern Japan. One of them, Antipathozoanthus remengesaui, was named after...Show More Summary
Three new species of zoantharians were discovered by researchers from the University of the Ryukyus and Kagoshima University, Japan, and the Palau International Coral Reef Center. Despite not being previously known, all three species were found widely across the Indo-Pacific, with at least two species found in the Red Sea, the Maldives, Palau, and southern Japan.
Coral reefs are integral ocean ecosystems that are in grave danger. Across the world, reef systems are facing danger of extinction with the number of threatened species rising every year. Climate change and pollution are seen as the major factors contributing to these colorful underwater forests...
Typically, when conservationists are trying to restore dead or dying coral reefs, they do so by manually fastening fragments of live coral to the existing reef. It's a painstaking and time-consuming process. Thanks to new technologyShow More Summary