In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of the resident coral community within weeks, according to a study published in Scientific Reports this week.
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of the resident coral community within weeks, according to a study published in Scientific Reports this week.
An unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean
Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Emily Hall and Eckerd College scientist Dr. Cory Krediet recently received a Protect Our Reefs license plate grant to study ocean acidification and climate change conditions on corals using a sea anemone as a model organism. As many as 50 percent of the marine animals, plants and other organisms in […]
Coral reef experts and climate scientists agree that due to rising temperatures, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is pretty much fucked. But when you search Google for “Great Barrier Reef,” that’s not all that you’ll find. Instead, at the very top of the page in the Top Stories module, you’ll see a Breitbart article… Read more...
After record temperatures and massive bleaching in 2016, scientists fear that the Great Barrier Reef has again experienced deadly coral bleaching. Researchers warn that the only way to save the Reef is to stop global warming.
Indonesia said Wednesday a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a British company had damaged about 18,900 square metres of coral reef, increasing the estimate of the devastation caused when the vessel ran aground.
Significant diurnal variation in seawater carbonate chemistry occurs naturally in many coral reef environments, yet little is known of its effect on coral calcification. Laboratory studies on the response of corals to ocean acidification...Show More Summary
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A British-flagged cruise ship damaged more than 18,000 square meters (4.4 acres) of coral when it ran aground in waters popular with divers off Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua, government officials said on Wednesday.
Coral recruitment and calcium carbonate (CaCO3) accretion are fundamental processes that help maintain coral reefs. Many reefs worldwide have experienced degradation, including a decrease in coral cover and biodiversity. Successful coral...Show More Summary
Improvements to water quality or fishing controls don't prevent underwater heatwaves damaging coral, studies of mass bleaching events reveal The post Only an End to Global Warming Can Save the Great Barrier Reef appeared first on WI...
A dead zone occurs at the bottom of a body of water when there isn't enough oxygen in the water to support marine life.
A Smithsonian scientist says there may be a greater prevalence of undocumented oxygen-starved deep coastal waters
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Show More Summary
Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Watching a massive coral reef die-off...Show More Summary
The Great Barrier Reef experienced it's worst coral bleaching event (since modern record-keeping began) in 2016, as we reported a few months ago with an "obituary." It seems that 2017 may be a repeat (or may not be) of 2016, as coral...Show More Summary
Heat the ocean, kill the ocean’s great reefs, ripple effects reach inland. It all starts with a simple, well-known phenomenon called coral bleaching, and it’s one that’s been observed occurring all over the world as the climate warms. Show More Summary
Global warning has likely caused permanent damage to the world's largest coral reef, according to a new report in the journal Nature. In the last 20 years, rising temperatures have triggered three severe bleaching events in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The most recent was in 2016, when more...
Indonesia's government has summoned the British ambassador to discuss compensation for the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship chartered by a British tour company in a tourist area … Click to Continue »
To date, more than a quarter of tropical coral reefs of the World Ocean are believed to be totally destroyed. Given the present rate of reef degradation, this value may double in the nearest 30 years. For a significant part of the coastal population of the planet, the destruction of coral ecosystems implies the loss […]