The strange life of Praxillura maculata, a tube-building worm from the Pacific Northwest which feeds by creating a mucous net hung from spokes on its tube to catch suspended particulate material.
Why are some corals flourishing in a time of global warming? A new study investigates why gorgonian corals, which can form a ‘canopy’ over reefs, appear to be proliferating in certain places
The presence of large aggregations of mantas feeding on tiny plankton in waters around coral reefs is one more indication that the plankton populations around those coral reefs are rich and abundant.
Isolated in the middle of the ocean, the islands of many Pacific Ocean nations in the tropics rely closely on fishing for their economy and food security. But a new French study suggests that global warming could dramatically reduce accessible fish resources over the coming decades.
Fiji’s reefs house some 333 species of corals of all shapes, sizes and colors, many of which we’ve seen in Lau Province. We’ve examined many reef types, some which fringe the shore (fringing reefs), some in the center of a lagoon (lagoonal patch reefs), and some that form a barrier between the open ocean and the lagoon (barrier reefs).