World Aquarium News
In a comprehensive study of healthy corals, scientists report that coral bacteria are a surprisingly diverse bunch -- and that different sections of the coral body can host unique communities of bacteria. [...]
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Corals and the microbes they host evolved together, new research shows, adding fresh insight to the fight to save the Earth's embattled coral reefs. [...]
Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research. Low-lying coral reef islands are typically less than three meters above sea level, making them highly vulnerable to rising sea levels associated with climate change. However, research has found new evidence that the Maldives -- the world's lowest country -- formed when sea levels were higher than they are today. [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new study has uncovered the history of bleaching on a reef in the epicenter of El Nino, revealing how some corals have been able to return after facing extreme conditions. [...]
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
One of the world's premier diving destinations owes its reputation as a hot spot of marine biodiversity to being undisturbed over millions of years, according to ecologists. The researchers conclude that patterns of high diversity may take tens of millions of years to arise, but can be wiped out in a few years by human impacts. [...]
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
In a new article, researchers are calling for a rethink on tropical marine conservation efforts, as people who previously relied on coral reefs for food and income are increasingly looking to alternative habitats which is putting pressure on the animals that inhabit seagrass meadows. [...]
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A world-first study reveals that 'robust' reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdom to make one of the 'essential' amino acids, which may make them less susceptible than other corals to global warming. [...]
Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
A new study has found that a common coral species might have evolved unique immune strategies to cope with environmental change. [...]
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
This National Sea Slug Day, celebrate the addition of 17 new species of nudibranch to the tree of life. Adorned in lavish patterns and colors that range from yellow polka dots to shades of mauve and neon blue, the new marine invertebrates hail from coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific region. The team also identified a number of distant relatives that have independently evolved the same color pattern -- a first-ever genetic confirmation that color mimicry is widespread in the sea slug world. [...]
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Coral reefs are envisioned as the seats of great biodiversity, but they may not be where all that diversity got its start. Paleobiologists reveal that the earliest fish may have diversified in shallower waters near shore. [...]
Thu, Oct 25, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
New research challenges assumptions that some penguins mate for life, and suggests DNA testing is needed to avoid inbred captive populations. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source Aquarium News from the New York Times
A trio of sharknappers wheeled Miss Helen, a horn shark who's less than a year old, out of the San Antonio Aquarium, but the police tracked them down. [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Source Aquarium News from the New York Times
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
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