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May 23, 2015

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Apr. 21, 2015 — Fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef, new research shows. Removing predatory fish such as coral trout and snapper, through fishing, ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — While nearly all coral reefs in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico will experience bleaching by mid-century, there will be great variety in the timing and location of these harmful effects, research ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — A study draws on data from nearly 40 islands and atolls across the central and western Pacific, including 25 unpopulated islands, to investigate the relative influence of environmental variation and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Rising ocean temperatures slow the development of baby fish around the equator, scientists have found, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on fish and fisheries in the ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Coral trout in protected 'green zones' are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished 'blue zones' of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — As rising ocean temperatures continue to fuel the disappearance of reef-building corals, a new study finds there may be some climate refuges where corals will survive in the ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — A new study has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the color of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species, allowing the dottyback to sneak up undetected ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Without better local management, the world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, say researchers. Protecting places of global environmental importance such as ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to new research. The study provides the first photos of juveniles of this ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — A new species of algae has been discovered in reef corals of the Persian Gulf where it helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius -- temperatures that would kill corals ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. According to a new study, ocean warming has played a ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — Significant accumulations of polyphosphate granules have been found in three common sponge species of the Caribbean coral reef, indicating that microorganisms that live on marine sponges are pulling ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Researchers in Australia have found that corals commonly found on the Great Barrier Reef will eat micro-plastic pollution. Microplastics are tiny fragments of plastic in the environment and are a ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — La Niña-like conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panamá were closely associated with an abrupt shutdown in coral reef growth that lasted 2,500 years, scientists have found. The study ... read more

Feb. 20, 2015 — Research indicating Caribbean corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change than previously believed could impact future studies on Australia's Great Barrier ... read more

Coral Reef Symbiosis: Paying Rent With Sugar and Fat

Feb. 10, 2015 — Scientists have revealed how coral-dwelling microalgae harvest nutrients from the surrounding seawater and shuttle them out to their coral hosts, sustaining a fragile ecosystem that is under ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — Three marine biologists from Japan have discovered two new and unusually unique species of encrusting anemone. Unlike almost all known species within their genus, these two new species do not have ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Coral reef health is declining worldwide. To better understand the combined effects of mosquito pesticides and rising sea-surface temperatures, researchers exposed coral larvae to selected ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — The coverage of living corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10 percent if ocean warming continues, according to a new study that explores the short- and long-term ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — A small drop in sea level 2000 years ago on the southern Greater Barrier Reef led to a dramatic slowdown in the coral reef's growth, research shows. The researchers analyzed samples from One ... read more

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