World Aquarium News
Conservation Letters, Volume 11, Issue 3, May/June 2018. [...]
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
Source Conservation Letters
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 –
A new study showed that local impacts of humans -- nutrient pollution from activities on land -- may accelerate the negative impacts of global ocean acidification on coral reefs. [...]
Wed, Jun 06, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Colonies of sun coral multiply rapidly, driving native corals out. Scientists investigate whether the rising of oceanic temperature, combined with increasing activity of the oil and gas industry, might be favoring the invasive species. [...]
Tue, Jun 05, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
The sea cucumber's unimpressive appearance belies the outsized role these creatures play in converting decomposing organic matter into recyclable nutrients and keeping coastal ecosystems healthy and clean, and overfishing them can have negative impacts on coastal marine environments, according to a new study focusing on a species of sea cucumber called a sandfish. [...]
Tue, Jun 05, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Strange and beautiful fishes from the ocean's deep and lesser-known twilight zone reefs are hitching a ride to the surface thanks to the newly invented SubCAS (or Submersible Chamber for Ascending Specimens). This ingenious pressurized chamber stretches two feet long and is used by scientific divers to collect and safely surface charismatic reef residents for further study and public display. [...]
Mon, Jun 04, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Study is first of its kind to reconstruct evolution of reef over 30,000 years in response to abrupt environmental change. [...]
Mon, May 28, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Researchers have found a correlation between a strong immune response in diseased corals and a lower expression of genes associated with growth and reproduction. [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new study has identified areas in the Hawaiian Islands that would provide the greatest increase in coastal fishery stocks, if effectively managed. [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Experimentalists conducted a simulation of future conditions in the Red Sea caused by global warming and acidification, while simultaneously increasing levels of nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate. They found that when nitrate and phosphate were added, the coral thermal resilience was compromised while algal growth benefited from excess CO2 and nutrients. Algal dominance over corals in the reef means losing all of the beauty and biodiversity of the coral reefs. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
How common is bioluminescence in the sea? [...]
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Source Aquarium News from the New York Times
A tweetstorm with more “awws” than “aghs” started with the birth of a seal pup at the Smithsonian. [...]
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Source Aquarium News from the New York Times
An aquarium service technician is part plumber, part veterinarian, and part ringmaster of a world where things aren't meant to live in harmony. [...]
Fri, Jul 08, 2016
Source Aquarium News from the New York Times