11/23/2017 ‘Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles’ Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs
A century ago, if you wanted to document ocean life, you’d throw on a 60-pound glass helmet, dive in and sketch whatever passed by with a lead pencil on a zinc tablet. Today most scientists studying corals still dive with an hour’s worth of oxygen and ...
11/24/2017 How Coral Researchers Are Coping With the Death of Reefs
When she was in high school, Madhavi Colton was known as Miss Enthusiasm. “I’ve always been a die-hard optimist,” she says. “I tend to be perky. In my family, I was always the one who thought that everything was going to be fine, that we can do ...
11/19/2017 Donald Trump Is Wiping Out the World's Coral Reefs and Small Islands And We're Not Doing Anything to Stop It
The island nation of Fiji hosted the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn last week, bringing attention to the plight of small islands under climate change. Fiji is already facing migration of its people, loss of coral reefs, and more intense cyclones such ...
11/17/2017 Blue Planet II: Can We Really Halt the Coral Reef Catastrophe?
Blue Planet II spectacularly described a series of fascinating interactions between species on some of the most pristine reefs in the world. These reefs, analogous to bustling cities, are powered by sunlight, and provide space and services for a wealth of ...
11/22/2017 Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria became household names this fall as they tore a path of destruction through the Caribbean and southern United States. The waves generated by such hurricanes or cyclones can have devastating effects on low-lying ...
11/22/2017 Explore One of the Most Pristine Coral Reefs in the World
Nov. 17, 2017 - This is one of the world's most pristine reefs—and one of the most biodiverse. The Philippine's Tubbataha is host to 600 species of… more Nov. 17, 2017 - This is one of the world's most pristine reefs—and one of the most biodiverse.
11/15/2017 Scripps Scientists Use Photomosaic Technology to Find Order in the Chaos of Coral Reefs
Coral reef researchers canvas a reef in Palmyra. The images taken will be stitched into a 3D photo mosaic to further study and analyze the reef. Photo by Stefani Gordon. In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from the Scripps Institution ...