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Healthy coral populations produce a surprising number of offspring
Healthy coral populations can produce up to 200 times more juvenile corals than degraded coral populations nearby, according to a new study in Conservation Letters. (2017-10-18)
Coral reefs at risk of losing building material by end of century
A new study suggests that by 2050, most coral reefs around the world are at risk of experiencing constant depletion of one of their building blocks - calcium carbonate sediments. (2018-02-22)
Are conservation efforts for coral reefs misguided?
A recent global analysis indicates that more than half of coral reefs are located less than 30 minutes from the nearest human settlement, but these reefs are receiving less protection than reefs located farther away from people. (2016-02-16)
Interdisciplinary coral bleaching research funded
Dr. Semen Koksal, associate professor of mathematical sciences, has earned the university's first interdisciplinary grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (2003-09-30)
Researchers provide new insights on coral bleaching
Reef-building corals have a symbiotic relationship with Symbiodinium algae, and environmental stressors that cause algae to be expelled from reefs can give rise to the phenomenon known as coral bleaching. (2016-06-22)
Marine reserves are critical for coral reef resilience
Due to the combined effect of human and natural disturbances, coral reefs are declining at an alarming rate. (2016-04-07)
Biodiversity hotspots, centres of endemicity, and the conservation of coral reefs
Coral reefs are renowned for their spectacularly high biodiversity, yet there is widespread concern for their future in the face of threats from land-clearing, over-fishing and global warming. (2002-10-30)
Ocean skeletons reveal historical climate impacts
Researchers studied skeletal stress bands on corals to reconstruct the history of bleaching on eight reefs in the central equatorial Pacific and use this information to better understand the thermal thresholds of their coral communities. (2019-05-16)
Exploring the future of our coral reefs
The current condition and future prospects of the world's coral reefs will be in the spotlight at a symposium of leading marine scientists in Townsville on 10-11 October 2013. (2013-10-02)
Fishing kills Fijian coral reefs
Outbreaks of coral-eating starfish have occurred in Fiji resulting from overexploitation of the predatory fishes that normally limit its numbers. (2004-05-04)
9th International Coral Reef Symposium in Bali, Indonesia on October 22nd to 27th
The 9th International Coral Reef Symposium is taking place October 22nd to 27th in Bali, Indonesia. (2000-10-17)
Billions of plastic items are sickening coral reefs
A new study estimates that 11.1 billion plastic items are lodged along coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific, and that their presence increases the risk of coral disease from 4 to 89 percent, in some cases. (2018-01-25)
No refuge in the deep for shallow reef ecosystems
Deep water coral reefs are not the places of refuge for shallow reef organisms that some scientists have considered them to be, a new report suggests. (2018-07-19)
Algal contact as a trigger for coral disease
Infectious disease epidemics are causing widespread and alarming declines in reef-building coral species, the foundation blocks of coral reef ecosystems. (2004-09-17)
Fishing for the future of coral reefs
New fishery regulations based on science are needed in the Caribbean to give coral reefs a fighting chance against climate change, according to an international study published today. (2016-04-04)
Biodiversity and resilience of coral reefs
Indo-Pacific coral reefs incorporate diverse ecosystems but changes in ecosystem function on coral reefs at regional biogeographical scales as a result of overfishing of the parrotfish. (2003-04-08)
Nutrient pollution can exacerbate coral disease outbreaks and threatens coral reef health
Wildlife diseases are one of the primary threats to coral reefs and other endangered marine ecosystems. (2003-11-24)
'Geology' September 05 cover story: Coral reef decline - not just overfishing
Scientists widely agree that coral reefs are in declining. As featured in Geology in its September 2005 issue, a team led by Richard Aronson of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab took cores of reefs in Belize that reconstructed their history over the past several thousand years and found that they were healthy and vibrant until the 1980's when they were killed by disease and high sea temperatures. (2005-08-24)
'Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology'
Coral reefs around the world are sustaining massive damage at an alarming rate. (2007-01-05)
Strange coral spawning improving Great Barrier Reef's resilience
A phenomenon that makes coral spawn more than once a year is improving the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. (2019-08-06)
Marine protected areas not sufficient to protect global biodiversity
Research undertaken at The University of Auckland, and published in the prestigious USA journal Science, shows that the protection of marine habitats is ineffectively managed worldwide to retain biodiversity, and that many so-called (2006-06-22)
Death and resurrection on Caribbean reefs
Caribbean coral reefs are deteriorating rapidly, according to a new study published in Ecology Letters, April. (2004-03-18)
Coral reefs serve as records for reconstructing climate and storm patterns
A recent study of coral formations in different tropical locations will be used to help geologists reconstruct climate and storm patterns of the past and to learn more about reef preservation. (2002-10-29)
Coral reefs: Centuries of human impact
In her AAAS talk, ASU researcher Katie Cramer outlines the evidence of the long-ago human footprints that set the stage for the recent coral reef die-offs we are witnessing today. (2020-02-14)
Uncovering the hidden life of 'dead' coral reefs
'Dead' coral rubble can support more animals than live coral, according to University of Queensland researchers trialling a high-tech sampling method. (2020-08-31)
Coral transplantation the simple and cheap solution to reef restoration
It is a question asked by marine scientists from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Barrier Reef; how best to restore coral reefs and marine habitat once it has been damaged or even killed? (2010-06-03)
Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival
Scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University and University of Hawaii say good bacteria could be the key to keeping coral healthy, able to withstand the impacts of global warming and to secure the long term survival of reefs worldwide. (2016-06-23)
18th century nautical charts document historic loss of coral reefs
Researchers studying 18th century British nautical charts tracked the loss of coral reef habitat in the Florida Keys over the last two centuries. (2017-09-06)
'Coral Disease Handbook: Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring and Management'
University of Guam Associate Professor Laurie Raymundo is senior editor and co-author of a new book on the etiology and management of coral diseases, (2009-05-05)
Coral death stops fish from learning predators
In a world first study researchers have found that coral bleaching and death can have dramatic repercussions for how small reef fish learn about and avoid predators. (2016-05-10)
'Twilight Zone' could help preserve shallow water reefs
Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers. (2019-02-06)
Corals stay close to home
New DNA analysis reveals that corals are more closely related than previously thought, and these results have significant implications for coral conservation. (2009-06-26)
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. (2019-06-18)
Location and extent of coral reefs mapped worldwide using advanced AI
researchers from the Arizona State University Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science have generated a global coral reef extent map using a single methodology capable of predicting the location of shallow coral reefs with nearly 90% accuracy. (2020-10-28)
Coral bleaching 'lifeboat' could be just beneath the surface
A report commissioned by the United Nations offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world's coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef. (2016-05-24)
Deep reefs unlikely to save shallow coral reefs
Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, deep sections of coral reefs (30-60 m depth) can offer protection from the full force of climate change-related impacts, such as intensifying storms and warm-water bleaching. (2017-02-15)
New coral bleaching database to help predict fate of global reefs
A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events. (2017-05-01)
Scientists highlight the importance of nutrients for coral reefs
A new publication from researchers at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, highlights the importance of nutrients for coral reef survival. (2014-02-27)
Under climate change, winners and losers on the coral reef
As ocean temperatures rise, some species of corals are likely to succeed at the expense of others, according to a report published online on April 12 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology that details the first large-scale investigation of climate effects on corals. (2012-04-12)
Where can coral grow best? Florida Tech scientist researching optimal habitats
A state grant is allowing biologist Robert van Woesik to research how best to regrow coral along the 150-mile Florida Reef Tract. (2016-11-15)
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