Coral Reefs

NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Technology
NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

NASA recently began a new mission in the Great Barrier Reef to “transform our understanding of Earth’s valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs.”

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A mix of marine reserves is important to fish

Written by on August 22, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Marine Life
A mix of marine reserves is important to fish

“It’s important to recognise that this pattern of predators influencing prey is a natural process, and marine reserves are the best way to ensure that this process continues.”

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Parrotfish help keep corals healthy

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Parrotfish help keep corals healthy

A new study from the University of Queensland (UQ) shows that stricter fisheries regulations are necessary for the survival of Caribbean corals.

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What do fish, corals, and trees have in common?

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Marine Life
What do fish, corals, and trees have in common?

Aside from the fact that fish, corals, and trees can be aged in similar ways, new research shows they also respond to climate change in similar ways.

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Longest coral die-off on record

Written by on March 11, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Other News
Longest coral die-off on record

Researchers believe the coral bleaching event that began in 2014 could extend well into 2017, thanks in part to El Niño.

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Cloudy Waters Might Be Good for Coral Reefs

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Cloudy Waters Might Be Good for Coral Reefs

“Naturally turbid environments may be among the few places where coral species survive in a warmer climate.”

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Fat Coral More Likely to Survive Bleaching Events

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Fat Coral More Likely to Survive Bleaching Events

A new study found that coral with high levels of fat or other energy reserves can withstand the impact of annual coral bleaching better than coral with lower levels.

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Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them

What happens to coral reefs as the ocean warms and acidifies over the coming century?

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This Coral Species Can Protect Itself Against Ocean Acidification

Written by on October 14, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
This Coral Species Can Protect Itself Against Ocean Acidification

New research shows that one species of coral can protect itself against ocean acidification.

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Controlling Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Outbreaks with One Simple Ingredient

Written by on October 9, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Other Marine Life
Controlling Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Outbreaks with One Simple Ingredient

James Cook University scientists have found a cheaper, simpler way to fight Crown of Thorns Starfish outbreaks .

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