World Aquarium News
A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths (100-500 feet beneath the ocean's surface). The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are different systems with their own species, and deep reefs are just as threatened by climate impacts, storms, and pollution. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
New research has confirmed that invasive rats decimate seabird populations, with previously unrecognized consequences for the extensive coral reefs that encircle and protect these islands. Invasive predators such as rats -- which feed on bird eggs, chicks, and even adults birds -- are estimated to have decimated seabird populations within 90 percent of the world's temperate and tropical island groups, but until now the extent of their impact on surrounding coral reefs wasn't known. [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Coral reefs support a quarter of all marine life, feed hundreds of millions of people and contribute vastly to the global economy. [...]
Mon, Jul 09, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Tropical oceans teem with the dazzle and flash of colorful reef fishes and contain far more species than the cold ocean waters found at high latitudes. This well-known 'latitudinal diversity gradient' is one of the most famous patterns in biology, and scientists have puzzled over its causes for more than 200 years. [...]
Wed, Jul 04, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A New York Aquarium pavilion, with 115 marine species, finally opens this weekend, and the overall effect makes it more of a visible, welcoming presence and neighbor. [...]
Thu, Jun 28, 2018
Source Aquarium News from the New York Times
A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do their job -- but are a vast improvement over having no protection at all. [...]
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Scientists have quantified how barnacles infest stony coral over a variety of conditions and reduce calcium carbonate on reefs. Coral reefs harbor diverse marine life and help prevent coastal erosion. [...]
Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
It's a mystery how cleaner shrimp partner with would-be fish predators -- sometimes even climbing in their mouths -- without getting eaten. A new study reveals how the shrimp convinces fish not to eat them, and the fish conveys that it's a friend and not a foe. [...]
Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Scientists have discovered small communities of corals that are flourishing against the odds while so many around the world are dying. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Local conservation actions can significantly boost coral's resilience to, and recovery from, climate-induced thermal bleaching by reducing other energy-sapping stresses the coral faces, a new study finds. Scientists found they could reduce the extent of bleaching by half if they removed or reduced populations of coral-eating snails from affected reefs. The coral's recovery from bleaching was also enhanced. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Populations of fish in the ocean are notoriously variable, waxing and waning in often unpredictable ways. Knowing what drives changes in fish population sizes is important for managing fisheries and conserving species. For the first time, scientists have linked the ecology of adult fish populations inhabiting coral reefs with the dispersal of baby fish between reefs, reporting the dynamics of a living network called a 'marine metapopulation.' [...]
Fri, Jun 08, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new study puts a surprising twist into our understanding of how coral reefs react to ocean warming and acidification and may offer an early warning system for warmth-induced coral bleaching events. [...]
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Coral skeletons have recorded changes in the ocean environment over thousands of years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jun 06, 2018
Source Coral Reef News From ScientificAmerican.com –