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Is climate change giving the Great Barrier Reef herpes?

A new study suggests that bleaching and viral infections go hand-in-hand on coral reefs.

Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef

The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time. Researchers said the photos were a powerful visual tool often used to highlight the recent decline of the Great Barrier Reef.

Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef

The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time by a University of Queensland)-led study. Professor Jian-xin Zhao from UQ's School of...Show More Summary

Incorporating benthic community changes into hydrochemical-based projections of coral reef calcium carbonate production under ocean acidification

The existence of coral reefs is dependent on the production and maintenance of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) framework that is produced through calcification. The net production of CaCO3 will likely decline in the future, from both declining...Show More Summary

Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

Biologists found that noise from passing motorboats increases stress levels in young coral reef fish and reduces their ability to flee from predators. As a consequence they are captured more easily and their survival chances are hal...

Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

A pioneering new study shows the rate fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby. Professor Mark McCormick of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University was part of an international...Show More Summary

Effects of pCO2 on photosynthesis and respiration of tropical scleractinian corals and calcified algae

The effects of ocean acidification (OA) on coral reefs have been studied thoroughly with a focus on the response of calcification of corals and calcified algae. However, there are still large gaps in our knowledge of the effects of OA on photosynthesis and respiration of these organisms. Comparisons among species and determination of the functional […]

Lab-grown coral may give reefs a fighting chance

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Ocean coral is a lot like humans in at least one respect. Stress kills its sex drive, causing fertility rates to nosedive, and with it the production of coral.And coral is under a lot of stress these days — a disease outbreak from the...Show More Summary

Lab-Grown Coral Is the Latest Hail Mary Plan to Save Earth's Reefs

Earth’s coral reefs are dying so quickly that some scientists say they’ll be gone by mid-century. But now, there’s a desperate attempt afoot to save these incredible organisms from extinction: in vitro fertilization. Read more...

Lab-Grown Coral May Spell Relief For Disappearing Reefs

Other than phytoplankton, nothing is more critical to the health of Earth’s oceans than coral. While world leaders and marine scientists argue over why the coral is dying or disappearing at an alarming rate, one small group of researchers has made history by placing lab-grown coral in...

Lab-Bred Coral Reproduces in the Wild for First Time

Warming temperatures, water pollution and a shortage of algae-eating grazers have all conspired to hurt Caribbean coral reefs, which have declined by more than 50 percent since the 1970s. But in a rare bit of good news, an endangered...Show More Summary

Researchers report on new tool to provide even better Landsat images

A team of investigators describes a new imaging spectrometer design that could enable improved images from NASA's Landsat, for better understanding of phenomena, and environments as diverse as coral reefs, urbanization, tropical deforestation, and glaciers.

JPL researchers report on new tool to provide even better Landsat images

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIFF, UK -- For more than 40 years, Landsat satellites have provided a wealth of data that has informed our understanding of Earth features, phenomena, and environments as diverse as coral reefs, urbanization, tropical deforestation, and glaciers. Show More Summary

Microsoft co-founder destroys protected Cayman Islands reef

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is coming under fire for an accident involving his massive 300-foot yacht, which ploughed into a protected coral reef on January 14th. The damage was extensive: the ship's chain ripped up 14,000 square feet, or 80% of the reef. Show More Summary

Co-Founder of Microsoft’s Yacht Botches Up Coral Reef

Paul Allen, uber-rich billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, damaged a shit ton of coral reef (14,000 feet to be exact) earlier this month with his 300-foot luxury yacht off the Cayman Islands coast.

Billionaire Paul Allen's Yacht Wrecks Cayman Islands Coral Reef

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

One of the world's largest yachts, owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, destroyed 14,000 square feet of reef in the Cayman Islands.  The anchor chain of the 300-foot luxury boat, named the MV Tatoosh, damaged more than 80 percent of the coral in about a quarter-acre of protected territory earlier this month, according to the Cayman News Service. Show More Summary

Protected Coral Reef Destroyed By Microsoft Co-Founder's 300-Ft. Yacht

According to The Guardian, a 300-foot yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen drove into a sensitive reef in the Cayman Islands on January 14, 2016, destroying 80 percent of the protected coral. His investment firm Vulcan released... via JustLuxe.com

Microsoft Co-Founder's Yacht Tears Up Protected Coral Reef in Cayman Islands

Paul Allen’s 330-foot vessel destroyed 80% of the reef in a protected zone. A yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul Allen has ploughed into a sensitive reef in the Cayman Islands, destroying the majority of coral on the protected ecosystem. Show More Summary

Report: Blazers Owner Paul Allen's Yacht Tore Up A Bunch Of Coral Reef

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

This summer, Blazers owner Paul Allen, a disgustingly rich man, donated $4 million to a research project aimed at reversing the rapid decline of coral reefs. According to the Cayman Islands’ Department of Environment, Allen’s yacht destroyed 14,000 square feet of coral reef two weeks ago. Way to go, Paul. Read more...

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