Tag: Coral

Recovery Of Great Barrier Reef Slows Down With Lower Number Of Baby Corals

The back-to-back bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 crashed the Great Barrier Reef's new coral recruitment. According to scientists, it would take 10 years for the world's largest coral reef system to recover.

Earth/Environment April 4, 2019

Corals Are Developing Resistance To Heatwaves, Says Study

Researchers found that more individual coral reefs survived last year's mass bleaching event compared to 2016. They found that the 2016 marine heatwave killed more susceptible species, leaving the resilient ones to survive.

Earth/Environment December 11, 2018

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Coral Reef In Deep Waters Near South Carolina Coast

Proposed plans to explore the coast of the United States to find oil might kill off thriving fish and invertebrate community. Researchers recently found coral reefs stretching for miles in the deep sea off the coast of South Carolina.

Earth/Environment August 31, 2018

Saving Mesoamerican Reef: Special Insurance To Protect Mexican Coasts Against Natural Disasters

It's normal for cars, homes, and people to get their own insurance but for coral reefs? In a world's first, the Mesoamerican Reef is getting its own policy protecting itself from storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2018

Great Barrier Reef: Over 900 Miles Of Coral Damaged Since 2016

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are in danger as scientists reported massive bleaching taking place in the region. This is the second consecutive year of bleaching after 500 miles of the reef was affected in 2016.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2017

Great Barrier Reef: Poisonous Algae Killing Coral, Major Parts May Die By 2050

Increased CO2 levels in seawater may propel algae to emit more toxins, leading to the death of coral in the Great Barrier Reef. The coral may partly die by 2050 and get wiped out by 2100 per a new study.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2017

War And Peace Underwater: Coral Kiss And Wage War

Coral has been examined under a microscope in the wild for the first time. What did researchers find when they looked at coral polyps up close?

Earth/Environment July 13, 2016

Corals Vital For Reef Formation At Serious Risk

Staghorn corals are essential to the formation of reefs around the globe. However, that species is now facing severe damage from human activities, a new report has determined.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2016

Corals Put On A Fluorescent 'Light Show' Deep Under The Red Sea

Corals deep in the Red Sea, far down where sunlight doesn't reach, glow with a rainbow of fluorescent colors. Researchers suggest that their pigments could have applications in medical imaging.

Animals June 25, 2015

Invasive Microbe Protects Coral In The Caribbean At A Price

Symbiodinium trenchii, an invasive species of algae from the Indo-Pacific, helps coral withstand heat but it also reduces the rate of calcification through which coral reefs are built.

June 4, 2015

Rising Ocean Temperatures Killing Corals, Blame Global Warming. What You Should Know

Global warming that is resulting in rising ocean temperatures is killing corals across the world. Coral experts suggest that more corals are estimated to be affected in the coming months.

Animals December 23, 2014

Coral Showing Evidence of Trade Winds Hint at Global Warming

Coral can be examined to reveal the history of trade winds. But, what does that research tell us about global warming in recent years?

Earth/Environment December 22, 2014

Crafty Fish Disguises Itself in Coral Smell to Divert Predators

Filefish blend into their environments through the use of bright colors and the use of a distinctive chemical odor.

December 10, 2014

Energy Department Pours $425 Million to Buy 2 Next-Gen Supercomputers: Here's What They'll Do

The Department of Energy is investing $425 million into the development of two supercomputers, which will be five to seven times more powerful than the fastest systems in the United States today.

November 15, 2014

New coral species off California coast adds to rich deep sea diversity

The NOAA discovered a new species of coral. The coral was found in a deep-sea canyon in a marine sanctuary off the coast of California.

Earth/Environment November 6, 2014

20 types of corals listed as threatened species by NOAA, will raise awareness level

Corals are in danger of extinction worldwide, and NOAA has just added 20 varieties of the marine animals to the list of threatened species. It does not give them automatic protections endangered animals enjoy, but it will surely raise awareness levels among conservationists.

Earth/Environment August 29, 2014

20 new types of coral need federal protection

20 new species of coral have just been added to the Endangered Species Act.

Earth/Environment August 28, 2014

Fish and coral can sniff out bad reef and stay away: Study

Damaged coral reefs can be identified through smell by fish and baby corals, but what could this mean for conservation efforts?

Earth/Environment August 24, 2014

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