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Coral Reefs News
February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Dec. 7, 2016 — When it comes to coral health, superoxide -- a natural toxin all oxygen-breathing organisms produce -- gets a bad ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — In a new study, a research team examined the unique grazing roles of algae-eating herbivores on coral reefs to learn more about how they help keep corals from being overgrown by ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs in the northern region of the Great Barrier ... read more

Marine Disease Likely to Follow Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

Nov. 28, 2016 — Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, report experts. And this may be followed by devastating outbreaks of ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth ... read more

Deep Sea Coral in North Atlantic Faces Threat from Climate Change

Nov. 22, 2016 — North Atlantic coral populations -- key to supporting a variety of sea life -- are under threat from climate change, a study ... read more

Most Species-Rich Coral Reefs Are Not Necessarily Protected

Nov. 22, 2016 — Coral reefs throughout the world are under threat. After studying the reefs in Malaysia, a researcher concluded that there is room for improvement in coral reef ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Acidification of the world’s oceans could drive a cascading loss of biodiversity in some marine habitats, according to new ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between 1 and 2 million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones survived? Scientists think one group of survivors, ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Land-based pollutants, such as fertilizers and chemicals in wastewater, infiltrate into the groundwaters beneath land and eventually exit into nearshore ecosystems as submarine groundwater discharge ... read more

Rising Carbon Dioxide Threatens Coral and People Who Use Reefs

Nov. 10, 2016 — As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, very few coral reef ecosystems will be spared the impacts of ocean acidification or sea surface temperature rise, according to a new analysis. The damage ... read more

Shallow Reefs Off Singapore Survive in the Face of Adversity

Nov. 8, 2016 — An analysis of the health of highly impacted coral reefs off Singapore during a 27-year long period has shown they are more resilient to the impacts of human activity and warming than ... read more

Nov. 7, 2016 — Scientists have observed for the first time that separate populations of the same species -- in this case, coral -- can diverge in their capacity to regulate genes when adapting to their local ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — The mutually beneficial relationship between algae and modern corals -- which provides algae with shelter, gives coral reefs their colors and supplies both organisms with nutrients -- began more than ... read more

Scientists Assess Bleaching Damage on Great Barrier Reef

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef. Six months after the extreme underwater heatwave of 2015/2016, many of ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — As they grow, corals are bathed in a sea of marine microbes, such as bacteria, algae, and viruses. While these extremely abundant and tiny microorganisms influence coral communities in a variety of ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Scientists have new evidence that coral-reef fish -- who are capable of adapting to warmer temperatures brought about by global climate change -- will probably opt instead to relocate to cooler parts ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Researchers has completed a comprehensive investigation of deep coral-reef environments throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago. The study spanned more than two decades and the researchers documented ... read more

See It Before It's Gone: The Paradox of 'Last Chance Tourism' on the Great Barrier Reef

Sep. 22, 2016 — Many of the tourists now flocking to see Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are hoping to 'see it before it's gone' in the latest example of what's come to be known as ... read more

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