10/16/2017 Harvey runoff is threatening coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico
Oct. 16 (UPI) --New research suggests a massive plume of freshwater from Hurricane Harvey runoff is threatening coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, monitoring buoys measured a 10 percent drop in salinity at the Flower Garden Banks National ...
10/17/2017 Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a stud
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 Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a ...
10/16/2017 Coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico plundered by run-off from Harvey
We are only just starting to understand the impacts of the hurricanes that plundered the southern United States and Puerto Rico in the last two months. A recent study from scientists at Rice University shows that the intense flooding that came with Harvey ...
10/06/2017 Imperiled treasure: A coral reef called Varadero (commentary)
Accidentally discovered in 2013, the mysterious Varadero coral reef is entirely hidden beneath a thick layer of brown and murky sediment from Colombia’s Magdalena River. A few feet below the surface, the sediment fades to reveal a vast underwater ...
10/10/2017 Scientists to stanardise coral reef monitoring
The Port Royal Marine Lab is home this week to conservationists from across the region who will be learning how to assess the socio-economic value of their work with a view to getting more buy-in from stakeholder groups, governments, and the public in general.
10/11/2017 Coral Reef claims GMAC title
Say this for Coral Reef junior Stefany Desroches. Not only is she one talented volleyball player, but is one determined young lady. Three years ago, two slipped discs in her back while she was an eighth grader threatened not only her short-term career in ...
10/17/2017 Harvey runoff menaces Texas' coral reefs
The more than 13 trillion gallons of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey have created a massive plume of freshwater in the Gulf of Mexico that is threatening the coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary about 100 miles offshore of ...