Tag: Coral Reef

Study Shows Tiny Short-Lived Fish Bolster Reef Ecosystems

The small cryptobenthic fishes are the cornerstones of a thriving coral reef system. In a new study, researchers found that the creatures provide a steady stream of new generations to be eaten by larger reef animals.

Animals May 24, 2019

Palau Becomes First Nation To Ban Reef-Toxic Sunscreen

Palau has become the first country to place a ban on reef-toxic sunscreen. The ban was signed into law last Oct. 25 and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2018

Researchers Test 'LarvalBot' Drone That Can Help Rehabilitate Coral Reefs

Queensland University of Technology's "LarvalBot" will be aiding the restoration of damaged reefs at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The underwater drone will deliver baby corals in damaged areas.

Earth/Environment November 3, 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

70 Percent Of Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Now Dead

The impact of global warming on ocean temperature has started taking the toll on coral reefs. According to reports, 70 percent of Japan’s biggest coral reef, the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa, has died from coral bleaching.

Earth/Environment January 16, 2017

99 Percent Of World’s Coral Reefs On Track To Experience Severe Annual Bleaching, Predicts New Climate Model

A UN-sponsored study has warned that coral bleaching will become an annual affair because of rising heat in ocean waters by mid-century. This is despite Paris climate accords on emission reduction exceeding the targets.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2017

Fish Have Unique Personality But Lose Them When They Go To 'School'

New research on personality traits of fish has revealed that they have a unique personality. However, this personality will be gone once they join schools and display consensus behavior.

Animals September 17, 2016

93 Percent Of Great Barrier Reef Severely Struck By Coral Bleaching

A comprehensive survey showed that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is affected by coral bleaching. Its northern portion is the most affected, with 81 percent of its 522 reefs severely bleached.

Earth/Environment April 21, 2016

Experts Warn Of Worst Coral Bleaching In Hawaii

Experts warn that continuously rising ocean temperatures may eventually lead to a coral bleaching event close to the last recorded incident that led to mass bleaching. The economy of Hawaii, which depends on tourism, may decline if coral bleaching worsens. Officials ask that sightings be reported.

Earth/Environment September 14, 2015

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