06/24/2018 Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans’
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is already suffering coral ‘bleaching’ from rising temperatures. Photograph: Greg Torda/EPA Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world’s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of ...
06/21/2018 Coral reefs provide crucial protection for coastal cities — without them, flood damage could double, a new study finds
On September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys, whipping islands with 130-mph winds and bringing surging ocean waters 4 to 6 feet higher than normal. The Category 4 storm reduced almost all ground-level homes to rubble in some parts of ...
06/22/2018 Coral reef ‘oases’ that thrive amid threats give hope for conservation
Scientists have identified 38 coral reef “oases” in the Pacific and western Atlantic that have either “escaped,” “resisted” or “rebounded” from declines in coral cover, even as neighboring reefs have not. While these success stories do not ...
06/25/2018 'Eternal reefs' in the ocean off South Florida memoralize loved ones in a lasting legacy
Families and friends gathered at Haulover Park Marina in Miami-Dade County this weekend to memorialize concrete balls made of their loved one's remains that were lowered into the ocean about two miles offshore Monday morning. Seven concrete balls will form ...
06/18/2018 Coral reef 'oases' offer glimmer of hope
Close up of polyps are arrayed on a coral, waving their tentacles. There can be thousands of polyps on a single coral branch. Credit: Wikipedia The identification of small 'oases' in the world's oceans, where corals appear to be thriving, could offer vital ...
06/22/2018 As coral reefs suffer from climate change, researchers aim at a new target: snails
It seems like it’s always bad news for coral reefs. The ocean is acidifying, the Great Barrier Reef has experienced significant bleaching, and — if warming temperatures continue — 99 percent of reefs will be similarly damaged by the end of the century.
06/22/2018 Coral reef scientist receives royal honor
The exemplary research of Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes, coral reef scientist and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies based at James Cook University, has been honoured by the Prince Albert II of ...