05/23/2018 Western rallies past Coral Reef and into school's first softball state final | Video
Sydney Pappas scored the tying run in the fifth inning on a passed ball and Johanna Urso scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Wildcats rallied to defeat Coral Reef 2-1 in the Class 9A semifinals Wednesday ...
05/21/2018 Only 'one per cent' of Japan’s biggest coral reef is in a healthy condition due to climate change
It has long been famed as a subtropical paradise, with more than 400 different types of coral living beneath crystal clear waters in a far-flung corner of southern Japan. Today, however, the future of Sekisei Lagoon – Japan’s largest coral reef – is ...
05/15/2018 Battered By Bleaching, Florida's Coral Reefs Now Face Mysterious Disease
At Mote Marine Lab's Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration in the Florida Keys, Joey Mandara is like a baby sitter. But instead of children he tends to thousands of baby corals, growing in large, shallow tanks called raceways. Mote has been doing ...
05/15/2018 How Coral Reefs Became ‘Zombie Ecosystems’
Coral reef ecosystems are of a significant importance to society, with billions of people relying on them for protection against weather events, for the provision of protein sources, and for economic survival tied to fisheries, eco-tourism, and surfing.
05/17/2018 Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey
Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study. The overall volume of coral in Sekisei Lagoon in southwestern Japan near ...
05/18/2018 Rigs-to-Reefs: Giving Oil Platforms a Second Life for Conservation
Projects to convert retired oil rigs into artificial reefs are controversial. But advocates and consultants Emily Jackson and Amber Callahan argue this practice provides valuable habitat at a time when natural coral reefs are disappearing. After they stop ...
05/18/2018 From Constellation to Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are essential for humanity. They provide food and income benefitting 500 million people every day. More than a quarter of all marine species spend at least some part of their life cycle in coral reefs, including species crucial to commercial ...