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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
Filefish blend into their environments through the use of bright colors and the use of a distinctive chemical odor.
December 10, 2014
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
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
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 species of coral have just been added to the Endangered Species Act.
Earth/Environment August 28, 2014
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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