05/22/2017 Red Sea's coral reef could be key in saving dying reefs- research
Scientists find that coral reef in the Gulf of Aqaba can tolerate rising sea temperatures which means that they could be used to reseed dying reefs elsewhere in the world.
05/22/2017 Rethinking role of viruses in coral reef ecosystems
Conventional wisdom has it that within virus-bacteria population dynamics, viruses frequently kill their host bacterial cells--a process called lysis--especially when there's a large concentration of bacteria. A different dynamic called lysogeny, in which ...
05/22/2017 Rare Parenting Behavior Shown by Newly Discovered Coral Reef Fish
The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a reef. Giacomo Bernardi, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz ...
05/19/2017 New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behavior
The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a reef. A few reef fish, however keep their broods on the reef, protecting the young until they ...
05/16/2017 Scientists just discovered yet another coral reef that has been devastated by global warming
As concerns grow over the condition of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which has endured widespread coral bleaching in the past several years, scientists are finding similar damage on reefs all over the world, including in the Pacific Ocean and the ...
05/17/2017 Maui’s bleached reefs now ‘priority site’ for recovery plan
During Hawaii’s mass coral bleaching event in 2014 and 2015, the reefs of leeward Maui were among the hardest hit. Now, they’ve been marked as a “priority site” in a recovery plan put together by environmental agencies. Released last week, the ...
05/21/2017 Protect Maui’s reefs
Pacific Whale Foundation runs a free Coral Reef Information Station every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at Wailea’s Ulua Beach. Learn names of fish you’ve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s reefs. Call 249-8811, extension 1.