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September 4, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015 — The surf beat from storm waves during Typhoon Haiyan locally generated destructive tsunami-like waves in a town protected by a coral reef. Though reefs protect towns from waves during moderate ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Scientists have described a new goby fish species that lives deeper than its closest relatives and had gone unnoticed up until now. It has been discovered between 70 and 80 m in the southern ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colors have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate of disease in ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Will some coral reefs be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in Earth's oceans? If so, what will these reefs look like in the future? As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Coral colonies are more genetically diverse than it has been assumed to date, conclude researchers who have conducted comprehensive studies into the genetic variability in individual colonies of ... read more

Diverse Coral Communities Persist, but Bioerosion Escalates in Palau's Low-pH Waters

June 5, 2015 — The coral reefs in Palau seem to be defying the odds, showing none of the predicted responses to low pH except for an increase in bioerosion -- the physical breakdown of coral skeletons by boring ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events. The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs ... read more

June 2, 2015 — A new and significant role for marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef has been revealed, with researchers finding the reserves reduce the prevalence of coral diseases. It's been known for ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A newer and more complex model incorporating data from both environmental factors and field observations of coral responses to stress provides a better forecasting tool than the more widely used ... read more

June 1, 2015 — An invasive species of symbiotic micro-alga has spread across the Caribbean Sea, according to an international team of researchers. These single-cell algae, which live within the cells of coral ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Mass coral bleaching, which can lead to coral mortality, is predicted to occur far more frequently over the coming decades, due to the stress exerted by higher seawater temperatures. Geoengineering ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The success of corals that adapt to survive in the world's hottest sea could contribute to their demise through global warming, according to new ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Coral reefs are generally associated with warm, shallow and crystal-clear waters in the tropics. Other species of coral, however, flourish in the deep cold ocean where they also form large reefs. Now ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Environmental factors similar to those affecting the present day Great Barrier Reef have been linked to a major slowdown in its growth 8,000 years ago, research ... read more

Dietary Supplements Are Good for Coral Health, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — Most people know the health benefits of taking daily supplements, but what about endangered corals? A new study has found that the critically endangered Staghorn coral may benefit from supplemental ... read more

May 4, 2015 — As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that conditions are likely to increase the frequency and ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — An international team of scientists has used the fossil record during the past 23 million years to predict which marine animals and ecosystems are at greatest risk of extinction from human impact. ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — As well as being a beautiful species capable of changing its colour, shape and even gender, new research shows that parrotfish, commonly found on healthy coral reefs, can also play a pivotal role in ... read more

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