Tag: coral reefs

Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

Written by on March 10, 2017 in Coral Reefs, Other News
Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

That is, if you apply the correct pressure to it.

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Triggerfish are pretty good at differentiating colors

Written by on February 6, 2017 in Fish, Marine Life
Triggerfish are pretty good at differentiating colors

Mantis shrimp aren’t the only creatures with extreme color vision! Researchers recently determined that reef fish can see colors that humans can’t.

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59 species disappeared in Philippines since 1950s

Written by on June 8, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
59 species disappeared in Philippines since 1950s

59 species of finfish have disappeared from fishermen’s catches in some of the world’s most species rich and vulnerable regions over the last 65 years.

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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 coral reef animal are you?

Written by on March 25, 2016 in Other News
What coral reef animal are you?

Which coral reef animal best represents you? Find out by taking our first ocean animal quiz!

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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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Noisy Snapping Shrimp Could Indicate Health of Reefs

Written by on February 1, 2016 in Marine Life
Noisy Snapping Shrimp Could Indicate Health of Reefs

New research reveals that snapping shrimp, named after the loud noises they make, could be used as an indicator of the overall health of their habitat.

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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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Top 10 Articles From 2015

Written by on December 24, 2015 in Other News
Top 10 Articles From 2015

It’s that time of year again! Here’s a look back at the 10 most popular posts from 2015. Happy Holidays from MST!

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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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