World Aquarium News
Densities of endangered green turtles are increasing in Pacific coral reefs, according to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the Pacific. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Patches of coral reef are often surrounded by very large 'halos' of bare sand that are hundreds to thousands of square meters. New research sheds light on these enigmatic features that are visible from space. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Scientists offer a new way to accurately map coral reefs using a combination of Earth-orbiting satellites and field observations. This first-ever global coral reef atlas contains maps of over 65,000 square kilometers (25,097 square miles) of coral reefs and surrounding habitats. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new study has revealed soft tissues that cover the rocky coral skeleton promote the recovery of corals following a bleaching event. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Scientists have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small samples of seawater. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A study revealed that the bacteria present in the water overlying dozens of coral reefs changed dramatically during the night, and then returned to the same daytime community as observed the morning before. Further, as if these communities were all privy to the same schedule, these changes were synchronized across reefs separated by hundreds of miles. [...]
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Researchers have used new imaging software to detect dramatic recovery after a bleaching event on the reefs surrounding remote Palmyra Atoll in the tropical Pacific. [...]
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis. The peculiar organism is dubbed 'corallicolid' because it is found in 70 per cent of corals around the world and may provide clues as to how to protect coral reefs in the future. [...]
Wed, Apr 03, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research. [...]
Wed, Apr 03, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new method for reconstructing changes in nitrogen sources over time has enabled scientists to connect excess nutrients in the coastal waters of West Maui, Hawaii, to a sewage treatment facility that injects treated wastewater into the ground. [...]
Wed, Apr 03, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Scientists have completed the first comprehensive assessment of UV-filters in surface seawater, sediment, and coral tissue from multiple coral reefs around the island of Oahu, Hawaii. UV-filters are active ingredients in sunscreens, but are also added to many other products, including textile, plastics, and paint to prevent photo degradation. The UV-filters oxybenzone and octinoxate have received attention by policy makers regarding their potential impact on corals. The research will help provide a baseline for future risk assessments. [...]
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Tiny fragments of plastic in the ocean are consumed by sea anemones along with their food, and bleached anemones retain these microfibers longer than healthy ones, according to new research. The work is the first-ever investigation of the interactions between plastic microfibers and sea anemones, which are closely related to corals. [...]
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally, with persistent thermal stress events degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study has found that corals at or near the equator are affected less than corals elsewhere. [...]
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
'Great Dying' extinction survivors appear to have shared many of the same ecological roles as their predecessors, with one catch -- there was a surge in the number of individuals with more modern traits. These hardy stand-outs did a better job of driving recovery, making ongoing ecological interactions more intense. Insights into this ancient marine system and its occupants can help guide modern conservation in identifying Earth's most resilient species in the face of environmental stress. [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily