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Oscar-Shortlisted Director Jeff Orlowski On 'Chasing Coral' & Threat Posed By coral reef Destruction ... He and his team captured unique visual evidence of the impact of rising ocean temperatures on widespread colonies of the marine creatures responsible for forming coral reefs--remarkable structures ...
The sixbar wrasse (Thalassoma hardwicke) is a common inhabitant of coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly the shallow lagoons of Moorea Island in French Polynesia (17°30? S, 149°50? W), 17 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Tahiti. A 60-kilometer barrier reef encloses a beautiful, bright blue ...

As a member of an editorial team covering the international endeavor known as science, I often find myself on airplanes. Recently my seatmate was a bright young woman. She spoke passionately about her specialty areas of design and marketing and was also eager to hear about my career. "Science?" she asked.
Close up of polyps are arrayed on a coral, waving their tentacles. There can be thousands of polyps on a single coral branch. Credit: Wikipedia. Almost all the wildly varied, colorful fish that populate coral reefs start life as tiny, colorless, tadpole-like larvae. Telling one from the other is nearly impossible ...
Despite occupying only a tiny fraction of the footprint of the world's oceans, coral reefs provide habitat for about a quarter of the world's marine species. South Florida's reefs, the only near-shore reefs in the continental United States, draw thousands of visitors for fishing, diving and snorkeling and provide ...

This year's extreme storms have further damaged coral reefs--an ecosystem that was in bad shape to begin with. Corals thrive in warm, tropical waters, and even slight shifts in temperature and acidity can throw them off. Though warming oceans have threatened their livelihood for years, 2016 and early ...
These deeper waters are home to vast, cold-water coral reefs that can be over 8,000 years old, and are as fragile and colourful as their tropical counterparts. Yet there seems to be an enduring misconception that the waters around these islands are murky, boring and largely devoid of anything exciting.
Sir David Attenborough is to end Blue Planet II with a stark warning on coral reefs which he says are in danger of disappearing altogether from the Earth within 80 years because of environmental pollution ... Attenborough has already referenced the threat to coral reefs in a previous episode of Blue Planet II.
Results of tests at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef could represent the beginning of a new era of coral reef farming and recovery.
A 3D model of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll. Video: Scripps ... One of these coral reefs is at Palmyra Atoll, an island south of Hawaii. Every year ...
coral reef-lined tropical coasts face the threats of climate change, ... "This is because coral reefs differ widely in their physical structure.
Fiji is already facing migration of its people, loss of coral reefs, and more intense cyclones such as the one last year that wiped out a third of its ...
In a study published recently in coral reefs, scientists from the Scripps institution of oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. The scientists, led by graduate student Clinton ...
Photomosaic technology finds order in chaos of coral reefs ... In a coral reef, as in a forest, there are rules that describe how densely or sparsely ...
It looks like Hawaii's beautiful coral reefs are on the same depressing path as the Great Barrier Reef down under. Research has found that the ...
Half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached in just a one year span--a ... cause of environmental catastrophes like Hawaii's coral reef bleaching.

Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of ...
"I have phoned coral reef today 39 times in an attempt to book and pay for 15 people to swim at coral reef on Sunday, November 5 as part of ...
New data released by local scientists show Hawaii's coral and reef fish are in serious decline. The Nature Conservancy presented a briefing at ...
coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect ...
coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico that suffered losses in 2016 may face a new threat from the freshwater runoff that followed Hurricane Harvey, ...
"We can only begin to imagine how much more severely Irma would have damaged the Florida Keys without our coral reef shield," Mote's ...
Hurricane Harvey dumped thirteen trillion gallons of rain on southeast Texas. That water has since gathered into a massive low-salinity plume ...
A high-resolution 3-D map of Southern Bank off the South Texas coast clearly reveals terraces, which are a characteristic coral reef response to ...
coral reefs harbor an incredible diversity of life, both sea creatures we can ... Yet many thousands more coral reef molecules with medicinal ...
After decades of accumulating damage, followed by a huge die-off in 2015 and 2016, some scientists believe half the coral reefs that existed in ...
We've heard plenty about the rapid and dramatic loss of coral reefs over .... According to the nonprofit Global coral reef Alliance, Biorock reefs ...
Had there been a more robust coral reef structure in the Caribbean and ... coral reefs will continue to perish as rising temperatures and sea ...
A portfolio of management strategies is needed to help protect iconic coral reefs such as Great Barrier Reef from ongoing impacts of climate ...
... to coral reefs across the globe, but scientific studies of oceanic wonders have shown extensive bleaching caused by climate change. In an effort to help us better understand and hopefully reverse this damage, a team of researchers is undertaking an effort to 3D map more than 17,000 sq ft of coral reef in ...
The study is the first clear case of sharks altering a coral reef ecosystem through an indirect effect -- creating an atmosphere of fear that shifts where herbivores feed and seaweeds grow. Referred to as a trophic cascade, these complex relationships exist throughout nature but the linkages are often hard to ...
"It's like doing one of the most crazy jigsaw puzzles you can ever imagine," said Stuart Sandin, a coral reef ecologist at Scripps institution of ...
Swimmers using an indoor water park which underwent a £13m refurbishment have complained of long queues, filthy changing rooms and ...
28, the system measured a 10 percent drop in salinity at Buoy V in the Flower garden banks coral reefs. This week a team of experts from Rice ...
"I had the privilege of opening coral reef back in 1989, so it's a real honour for me to be here again and getting ready to officially open the ...
coral reefs have been on the decline in recent years, in part because ... protein for up to a billion people, according to the coral reef Alliance.
Yes, that's right, the wait is nearly over as the opening date for coral reef Waterworld has finally been announced. Bracknell's pirate Pete has ...
Their studies seem to indicate only 20 percent of all coral reef ... good condition in the face of wanton destruction of our coral reefs by poachers.
Leather mudweed, an invasive algae, is threatening coral reefs around .... NOAA coral reef Watch's bleaching alert area for the Hawaiian ...
nautical-map.jpg Left: A 1774 nautical chart. Right: Google Earth imagery overlaid on a habitat map Loren McClenachan/The Washington Post.
The only news outlet in Hawaii dedicated to public affairs reporting. Our mission is to engage and educate the community on important public ...
The importance of protecting our coral reefs is the subject of the Netflix film, "Chasing Coral," which will be shown for free on Sept. 14 at 5:30 at ...
Renowned marine biologist Wilfredo Licuanan describes the Department of Public Works and Highways as 'the No. 1 destroyer of the country's ...
Parrotfish and surgeonfish graze on turf algae at Kahekili Herbivore fisheries Management Area. Plant-eating fish keep coral reefs healthy, ...
scientists have used detailed nautical maps created by British sailors in the 1700s to study more than two centuries of coral loss in the Florida ...
Researchers compared 18th-century nautical charts to contemporary ocean data, revealing a dramatic loss of Florida's coral reefs.
coral reef, the popular indoor waterpark, will be reopening within the next few months after a redevelopment costing £13.3m and taking over a ...
climate change is the greatest global threat to coral reef ecosystems, experts say. Scientific evidence, they add, indicates that the Earth's atmosphere and ...
coral reef Waterworld fifth and final waterslide revealed - and it looks ... said: "This slide really is something very different for coral reef, with ...


 

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