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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Survey Shows Aussies' Love and Concern for Great Barrier Reef

Jan. 29, 2016 — More than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 percent believe it is under threat from climate change, a new report ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Permanent marine protected areas and wilderness—places where fish can grow old—are critical to the effective conservation of marine ecosystems according to a new ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Corals may survive better in warm oceans where the water is clouded by floating particles, new research finds. The work shows that moderate levels of turbidity -- cloudy water -- could lower stress ... read more

Targeted Fisheries Management Needed to Promote Healthy Coral Reefs

Dec. 21, 2015 — The designation of marine protected areas in the coral reefs of East Africa may not be the only solution to overfishing. A scientist says that's because broad protections like the establishment ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Symbiodinium is a unicellular alga that plays a major role in coral reefs by forming symbiotic partnerships with invertebrates, providing them with the ability to photosynthesize. For the first time, ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Coral reefs in the Indian Ocean that were severely damaged by a global warming event 17 years ago have bounced back to optimum health and have the potential to keep pace with rising sea levels, but ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Sexual reproduction is one of the most important processes for the persistence of coral reefs and disrupting it could threaten their long-term health and the marine life they support, warn ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — There needs to be a better understanding of how conservation and aid projects in developing countries impact the people they are designed to help, researchers say. Millions of dollars have been spent ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — New genome analysis of coral population leads to new findings about Okinawan coral reefs. Coral populations are under threat across the globe. The analysis of coral genomes in relation to their ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — For years, many scientists thought we had a secret weapon to protect coral reefs from nutrients flushed into the seas by human activity. Experiments suggested that herbivores such as fish, urchins ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — The sediments of mesophotic coral reefs, deep reef communities living 30-150 meters below sea level, have been researchered to understand how habitat diversity at these deeper depths may be recorded ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that corals adapted to naturally high temperatures, such as those off the north west coast of Australia, are nonetheless highly susceptible to heat stress and ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Current El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean have created high water temperatures that are seriously damaging coral reefs, including those on Christmas Island, which may be the epicenter for what ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows. An underwater landslide has been found to have occurred some 20,000 years ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A year ago, researchers discovered that fat helps coral survive heat stress over the short term -- and now it seems that fat helps coral survive over the long term, too. The study offers important ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — The sensitivity of marine communities to ocean warming rather than rising ocean temperatures will have strong short-term impacts on biodiversity changes associated with global warming, according to ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Almost every person has an appreciation for natural environments, suggests a new article. Authors note that most people find healthy or pristine locations with high biodiversity more beautiful and ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Researchers have found that fish release a chemical 'distress call' when caught by predators, dramatically boosting their chances of ... read more

Marine Reserves Will Need Stepping Stones to Help Fish Disperse Between Them

Oct. 27, 2015 — A massive field effort on the Belizean Barrier Reef has revealed for the first time that the offspring of at least one coral reef fish, a neon goby, do not disperse far from their parents. The ... read more

Scientists Find Some Thrive in Acid Seas

Oct. 20, 2015 — Ocean acidification may not be all bad news for one important sea-dwelling plant, new research shows. The researchers even found that the more acidic the water was, the more the plant ... read more

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