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A common Great Barrier Reef coral species has enough genetic diversity to survive at least 100 years before succumbing to global warming, researchers predict. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
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A new study shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016. [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
New research reveals that global warming also affects fish who depend on corals. The Great Barrier Reef is revered for its kaleidoscope of color. New international research reveals that coral bleaching events not only whitewash corals, but can also reduce the variety of fish occupying these highly valued ecosystems. [...]
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Global declines of coral reefs -- particularly in the Caribbean -- have spurred efforts to grow corals in underwater nurseries and transplant them to enable recovery. However, current approaches rarely incorporate the key ecological reef processes critical to facilitating restoration and improving the odds of success. In a new paper, scientists advocate for the integration of essential natural processes to exploit dynamic ecological forces and drive recovery of coral reef ecosystems. [...]
Wed, Apr 04, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they reach the shore, according to scientists. Tropical cyclones wreak havoc on coastal infrastructure, marine habitats and coastal populations across the world. However, experts say that for coastlines facing a direct cyclone impact, a fringing reef can protect the beach from extensive erosion. [...]
Tue, Apr 03, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Climatic variability like precipitation changes or increase in extreme events such as storms and tropical cyclones is known to significantly modify the Earth's surface. Yet, our understanding of how sediment dynamics and reef evolution might respond to these changes is still limited. In a recent study, a team of researchers has designed a new model that simulates sediment transport from mountains to coasts, reworking of marine sediments by wave-induced currents, and development of coral reefs. [...]
Tue, Mar 27, 2018
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A team of seismologists has developed a new measurement of seismic energy release that can be applied to large earthquakes. It provides a measure of earthquake rupture complexity that better captures variations in the amount and duration of slip along the fault for events that may have similar magnitudes. [...]
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
It's long been known that sharks help nourish coral reefs, but exactly to what extent has never been scientifically mapped out -- until now. [...]
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Scientists have found that high carbon dioxide levels cause squid to bungle attacks on their prey. Investigators said that the oceans absorb more than one-quarter of all the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere by humans and this uptake of additional CO2 causes seawater to become more acidic. [...]
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Diving down below the range of scuba in the Curasub, Smithsonian deep reef explorers discovered a new world where roughly half of the fish had no names. They are calling it the rariphotic. [...]
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
New research suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean's coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. [...]
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. The paper represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by the addition of carbon dioxide and then allowed to flow across a natural coral reef community. The acidity of the seawater was increased to reflect end-of-century projections if carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions are not abated. [...]
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
"Vet" service provided by smaller fish is key to keeping coral reefs healthy, a new study finds. [...]
Wed, Mar 07, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
In their examination of marine reserves, also known as marine protected areas or MPAs, around coral reefs in the Philippines, Robert Fidler and Ralph Turingan found evidence that MPAs helped to produce and maintain the more desirable, large-bodied and older fish within populations that have been fished by local fishermen for centuries. [...]
Tue, Mar 06, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily
Researchers have identified the first spontaneous mutant coral symbiont alga to not maintain a symbiotic relationship with its host. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source Coral Reef News from Science Daily