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Seafloor erosion outpacing expectations Staff Report coral reefs aren't just threatened by pollution, ocean acidification and over-heated ocean temperatures.
A total of 1600 coral heads were added to the artificial reefs over a three-day effort this week, led by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) ...

For the study, the researchers gathered detailed sea floor measurements of five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai'i that was taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) between 1934 and 1982.
SEMPORNA: Two tourists from China were rescued by police when their kayak ran aground on a coral reef in Pulau Mabul waters here, last night.
A 2015 study found that oxybenzone, a chemical compound associated with causing photoallergic reactions and is found in many non-mineral sunscreens, can cause major damage to coral reefs. When the ingredient washes off into the water - an inevitable ...
How many of these tropical fish can you name? If you're an avid snorkeler or scuba diver, probably all of them (1). Seeing them in their natural habitat - a coral reef - is an amazing experience. But, the fish that you might see in salt water aquariums ...

U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from the continuing decline of coral reefs: The seafloor around them is eroding and sinking, deepening coastal waters and exposing nearby communities to damaging waves that reefs used to weaken.
ARLINGTON - With a new federal grant, scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington are exploring new ways to protect coral reefs from disease. Dr. Laura Mydlarz, an associate professor of biology, and her students are diving into a new, two-year ...
climate change will radically alter the environment over the next century, and perhaps nowhere will be hit harder than the world's oceans.
DAMAGE to the Great Barrier Reef in the wake of cyclone Debbie has prompted one of Queensland's bishops to renew a call for greater environmental protection.
coral reefs are one of the most frequently cited indicators of the severity of climate change. The alarming loss of these ecosystems in recent years due to the changing dynamics of the ocean have helped spark global action on biodiversity conservation.
Joe Pawlik, UNCW professor of biology and marine biology, will share his research on "chemical ecology of Sponges on Caribbean coral reefs" at 6 p.m. April 19 in the Wrightsville Beach Room, Fisher student Center. His lecture is part of the ...
The rugged, remote and breathtakingly beautiful Kimberley Coast of Western Australia embraces almost 3,000 mapped islands and countless remote bays fringed with an extensive system of multi-coloured coral reefs. The coastline also boasts Australia's ...
According to Humphries, Indonesia has the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world, and half of the world's six million small-scale coral reef fishermen are in Indonesia. The country's government is trying to implement an ecosystem-based fishery ...
Want to visit a coral reef, but you're not sure where they are? We can help.
The loss of coral reefs caused by rising sea temperatures could cost $1 trillion globally, a report from Australia's Climate Council has projected, with the loss of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef alone costing that region 1 million visitors a year ...

CAHUITA, Costa Rica, Apr 14 2017 (IPS) - A few dozen metres from the Caribbean beach of Puerto Vargas, where you can barely see the white foam of the waves breaking offshore, is the coral reef that is the central figure of the ocean front of the ...
A 2015 WWF report, "Reviving the Ocean economy," suggests the value of global coral reefs is more than $1 trillion, and it's all at risk as coral reefs degenerate at an alarming pace. Off the coast of Queensland, Australia, rising sea temperatures have ...
Caribbean coral reefs Now Has New Hope with the Global Coral Restoration Project (Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Researchers put efforts on finding out how corals grow faster, which is one of the only possible ways of rehabilitating the Caribbean ...
Mike Gil from the University of California, Davis, and Andrew Hein from Princeton University published a study Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which said, "coral reef fish base decisions to feed on algae or flee ...
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them for future generations. This project aims to study ...
The loss of coral reefs caused by rising sea temperatures could cost $1 trillion globally, a report from Australia's Climate Council has projected, with the loss of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef alone costing that region 1m visitors a year ...
The starfish typically spawn between October and February, and are native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. The researchers believe they can use this discovery to exploit and capture the pests in larger numbers than current methods.
The study was conducted off the remote island of Mo'orea in French Polynesia, where the researchers mounted arrays of video cameras to large, jungle gym-like stands placed inside the coral reef. This unusual setup allowed the researchers to remotely ...
Park chief Phutthaphot Khuprasit said yesterday that team, led by dive master Wirat Banleng, inspected the site to a depth of 30 metres and found that the coral reef was still fertile with many varieties of fish and young coral. Some broken pieces were ...
Anna-K Cuffe is a picture of concentration as she focuses on getting the details right for a section of her graduation exhibit 'coral reefs in Crisis' which will be displayed at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing arts on Saturday, June 3.
Local hands contribute to UCSC coral reef crochet exhibit ... SANTA CRUZ >> The group has been gathering Wednesdays at UC Santa Cruz to join the international movement to crochet coral reefs in fabrics. recycled materials and former pieces of flotsam.
Falmouth high school ceramics students turned to coral reefs for inspiration on an art project called "Coral Corollary," which will be installed as an exhibit at the high school this April.
The coral reefs in West Maui are considered to be some of the most vital reefs in United States waters. Not only are they ecologically significant due to their richness in biodiversity, but they are also of great economic importance, as they attract ...
One recent trend has scientists taking a genomics-based approach to coral reef research in Japan. The conference touched on a number of topics through workshops, which are discussed below.
It looks like Harvard's octopus robot is going to have some stiff competition. Chinese researchers have crafted a soft manta ray-inspired bot that could surveil the seas without harming nature in the process.
The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish -- or COTS -- is a familiar sight for scuba divers in tropical waters: the starfish, resembling the biblical that gave it its name, swarms over coral reefs around the world in huge spawning and destructive events. In the ...
... hectares of coral reef has not harmed Raja Ampat's attraction as a diving destination. This is because the damaged reef is just one of many diving spots in the area.
Per the organization's website, the new center "will allow Mote to expand its programs focused on studying and restoring damaged coral reefs and on finding new ways to address global threats to reefs - particularly increasing ocean water temperature ...
The 75 hard corals and 5 soft corals (L), which had been falsely declared as "plastic aquarium ornaments", wrapped in plastic bags lined with paper and concealed in ceramic mugs.
The Edinburgh International science Festival 2017 runs until 16 April 2017. On Monday 3 April 2017 an event will inform about the world's coral reefs and the threat from warming seas. Experts will explain that greenhouse gases must be curbed to save ...
"Port Douglas, the once thriving Queensland tourist Mecca, is facing a slow decline as the Great Barrier Reef, formerly its big attraction, quietly dies beneath the waters to its east and north...," states an editorial. "As sea temperatures are now ...
Japanese and Israeli scientists recently held collaborative workshops in Okinawa, where they exchanged views on the impact that global-scale climate changes are having on coral reef ecosystems. Jointly hosting the workshops were the science Council of ...
Threatened coral reefs have a protector in Smithsonian scientist Mary Hagedorn. Based in Oahu, Hawaii, Hagedorn has been a research scientist at the Smithsonian conservation biology Institute for 20 years.
We compared the proportion of coral reef on occupied atolls to unoccupied ones, and our research, published this month, found up to a 70% reduction in reef cover on those harboring military bases.
Pristine coral reefs attract tourists, not mangled ones. fish populations in the area will also decline because of the damaged habitat.
Why are coral reefs are so rich in potential drugs? Daily life is full of threats for any wild organism, but especially for those coral reef animals that can't just swim away: sponges, anemones, many mollusks, and the corals themselves. These critters ...
NASA pulled off a scientific double play in Hawaii this winter, using the same instruments and aircraft to study both volcanoes and coral reefs. Besides helping scientists understand these two unique environments better, the data will be used to ...
New evidence suggests that coral reefs are facing another danger that puts their existence at risk - inland sources could be introducing invasive bacteria and fungi, disrupting these delicately maintained ecosystems.
Whole coral reef atolls have been dredged to form hard land for military complexes and aircraft runways. As a global ecologist and conservation scientist, I have long been interested in the Spratlys as a biodiversity hotspot.
Already today, coral reefs around the world are declining or dying off at an alarming pace. Last year, the 2015-16 El Nino helped kill off two-thirds of shallow-water corals in the northern part of Australia's 2,300km long Great Barrier Reef.
coral reefs need all the help they can get. "There's a global bleaching event that's been going on since June of 2014.
The New York-based Wildlife conservation Society has deployed a "rapid-assessment downloadable template" aimed at allowing scientists and independent observers to record the destruction of coral reefs in a uniform way and share data that's needed to ...


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