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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Apr. 25, 2016 — Coral reefs--the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems--rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. A new study explores how a process known as ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves--something that makes finding a reef in the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Staghorns, the very corals responsible for establishing today's reefs, are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other human-made ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters in the lead up to each ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers visited Christmas Island, the world's largest coral atoll, to measure the effects of El Nino. Eighty percent of the coral is dead, they report. Corals are communities of animals that ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers have created a novel method using micro-computed tomography scans to expose how bioerosion and secondary accretion of corals -- critical processes for reef sustainability -- respond to ... read more

Using Data to Protect Coral Reefs from Climate Change

Apr. 13, 2016 — Coral reefs are early casualties of climate change, but not every coral reacts the same way to the stress of ocean warming. Researchers have developed the first-ever quantitative 'global ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — An interdisciplinary team of researchers has successfully measured both pH and carbonate ion concentration directly inside the calcifying fluid found in coral, an important development in the study ... read more

Current Methods Cannot Predict Damage to Coral Reefs

Apr. 6, 2016 — Coral reefs are severely endangered by a warming and increasingly acidic ocean. Although species-level effects have been studied, these pieces of the puzzle have not been assembled into a broader ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — A new study has found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate ... read more

New Database Gives Scientists Hope for Helping Coral Reefs

Apr. 6, 2016 — With the future of coral reefs threatened now more than ever, researchers have announced the release of a new global database that enables scientists and managers to more quickly and effectively help ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — New fishery regulations based on science are needed in the Caribbean to give coral reefs a fighting chance against climate change, according to an international ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — New research on coral reefs suggests that existing biodiversity will be essential for the successful adaptation of ecosystems to climate ... read more

Protecting Coral Reefs With Bubbles

Mar. 23, 2016 — Bubbles -- yes, bubbles -- could help protect coral reefs, oyster farms, and other coastal ecosystems from increasing ocean acidification, according to new ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — The world’s corals are dying, with tremendous effects on climate and ocean health – however, much about why coral dies is still unknown. Now, a team of researchers has created a new experimental ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — It has generally been assumed that in a growing population of microbes, viruses also multiply and kill their hosts, keeping the microbial population in check. A recent study of virus-host dynamics ... read more

Give and Take: Researchers Analyze How Nutrient Pollution Can Negatively Impact Important Ecological Relationships

Mar. 10, 2016 — Nature has its own economy, with trading as dynamic as that of any stock exchange. To cope with nutrient deficiencies in their respective habitats, certain plants, animals and fungi have evolved ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Biologists have found that certain baby sharks are able to cope with the level of ocean acidification predicted for the end of this ... read more

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