Tag: corals

Coral IVF May Save Great Barrier Reef From Dying: Here's How It Works

In-vitro fertilization for coral has shown promise in small scale tests as a way to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists are now looking to implement coral IVF on a larger scale.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2018

A Mysterious New Disease Is Destroying Florida's 360-Mile-Long Coral Reef

The 360-mile-long coral reef in Florida is in danger due to an unknown disease that is killing it. Scientists are researching on the corals to develop a cure for the disease.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2018

Scientists On A 23-Day Expedition Discover 'Secret' Coral Garden 7,500 Feet Under The Gulf Of Mexico

Scientists found an undiscovered garden of corals 7,500 feet under the Gulf of Mexico. It was located by a remote-operated submersible during a 23-day NOAA expedition in 2018.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2018

Toxic Aquarium Coral That Releases Airborne Poison Nearly Kills Texas Family

A woman and her family were hospitalized after the palythoa coral in their fish tank released an airborne toxin called palytoxin. What causes these colorful creatures to release the poison?

Animals April 29, 2018

Australia Commits $500 Million To Save Great Barrier Reef From Climate Change

The federal government of Australia is allocating half a billion dollars to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate change and other threats. Here's how this funding will be used to save the world's largest coral reef system.

Earth/Environment April 29, 2018

Blame Global Warming: Half Of Corals In Great Barrier Reef Dead After 2016 Heat Wave

A heat wave led to catastrophic bleaching that killed one in three corals in the Great Barrier Reef in 2016. This was followed by another heat wave in 2017.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2018

Pet Owners Beware: 10 Sickened After Common Fish Tank Coral Released Potentially Deadly Toxin

Ten individuals including responding firefighters and two dogs got sick after a common coral released potentially deadly toxins. The incident happened overnight after the fish tank was cleaned out.

Public Health April 6, 2018

Ocean Acidification Is Tearing Down Carbonate Sands On Coral Reefs

A new study claims that carbonate sands, which are crucial in building coral reefs, are in danger of dissolving because of ocean acidification. Carbon emissions are the culprit, it seems.

Earth/Environment February 24, 2018

Induced Spawning And In-Vitro Fertilization Could Save World's Dying Corals

Coral reefs have been found starving to death in various locations around the world. To save the species, an institution in the UK developed two cutting-edge methods to help corals reproduce faster.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2018

Corals Are Eating Plastic Because They’re Delicious, Study Says

Oceans continue to be polluted with factory-made plastic because of human neglect, causing great danger to marine life, such as corals. A new study suggests an even more problematic scenario in which corals think plastic is delicious.

Earth/Environment November 1, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef Isn't Alone: Scientists Warn That US Coral Reefs Could Be Gone Within A Few Decades

The Great Barrier Reef isn't the only one in danger. Seventy percent of the world's reefs have been affected by global warming and more could follow.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2017

Large Sections Of Great Barrier Reef In Australia Now Dead: Here Are The Potential Consequences

Banning fishing and reducing pollution did not prevent severe coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. What could happen when more sections of Australia's reef experience massive coral die-offs?

Space March 16, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Can Still Be Saved: Australia's Coral Ecosystem Dying But Not Yet Dead

The Great Barrier Reef is dying but it is not yet dead. Scientists expressed concern over reports claiming Australia's famed coral reef system is already dead.

Earth/Environment October 16, 2016

Fish Urine Crucial To Health And Growth Of Coral Reefs

Many fish species benefit from the protection and shelter that coral reefs provide. In return, they give back to the ecosystem by offering their urine that provides vital nutrients for coral reefs to grow.

Earth/Environment August 16, 2016

NASA's New Coral Research Program Will Take Place From 23,000 Feet Above

NASA has launched a novel scientific program that aims to take coral reef study on a whole new level. The project aims to save the world's coral reef ecosystem.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2016

Ocean's Corals Keep Records Of World War II, Other Events In Human History

Corals record historical events such as the Opium Wars and World War II. The key is their absorption of toxic metals, such as mercury, that are leached into their surroundings.

Earth/Environment June 5, 2016

More Than One-Third Of Central, Northern Great Barrier Reef Corals Now Dead Due To Bleaching: Survey

More than a third of corals in the Central and Northern Great Barrier Reef may already be dead due to coral bleaching. The reason for this is most probably global warming, experts said.

Earth/Environment May 30, 2016

Coal Dust Can Kill Corals, Slow Down Growth Rate Of Fish And Seagrasses: Study

Coal dust from shipping activities poses new dangers to coral reef systems, fish and seagrass. High exposure to coal dust can kill corals in two weeks while those exposed to lower levels survived longer, but died after a month.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2016

Third Worldwide Coral Bleaching Event Has Started: NOAA

The world is experiencing a widespread coral bleaching event, the third in recorded history. Scientists warned this could be the worst coral bleaching event.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2015

Earliest Corals Discovered In Nevada: What the Fossils Tell About The Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction Event

Researchers have discovered the fossil record of the earliest North American coral species that reappeared after the mass extinction event of the Triassic-Jurassic ages. The discovery was made in central Nevada's high desert.

Animals October 7, 2015

Synthetic Corals Can One Day Help Clean Oceans Of Industrial Pollution

Scientists have found a way to eliminate water pollution caused by mercury dumped by industrial processes. The ocean cleaning agents function the same way real corals do, absorbing mercury, but are not prone to dying because they are made of synthetic materials that mimic real corals’ features.

Earth/Environment July 26, 2015

Under The Red Sea, You'll Find Colorful, Fluorescent Corals [Video]

Researchers discover glowing, colorful corals into the deep of the Red Sea.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2015

Humans Can Play Matchmaker Between Corals From Different Latitudes To Help Thwart Effects Of Global Warming

Marine experts from the United States and Australia have discovered a new method on how to mix and match corals from different latitudes of the world's oceans in order to make coral reef systems more tolerant to increasing water temperatures.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2015

New Heat-Tolerant Species Of Algae Discovered In Arabian Gulf

Corals and algae thrive in a symbiotic relationship. With heat-tolerant algae being discovered, corals are likely imparted protection from the heat, allowing them to withstand rising water temperatures.

Earth/Environment March 4, 2015

Study Projects Dismal Future for Great Barrier Reef

Global warming could drive living corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef to dangerously low levels, study suggests. Health of the reef, a World Heritage Site, of great concern with rising ocean temperatures, researchers say.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2015

Scientists spot several coral bleaching in Hawaii, blames rising water temperature

Coral bleaching is nothing new but warmer waters this year is making it worse than it usually is. Should trade winds return sooner, Hawaii’s corals may be saved.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2014

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