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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)
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)
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)
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)
'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)
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)
'Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology'
Coral reefs around the world are sustaining massive damage at an alarming rate. (2007-01-05)
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 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)
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 '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)
Wildlife Conservation Society study finds seasonal seas save corals with 'tough love'
Finally, some good news about the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change. (2007-11-29)
Marine reserves could save coral reefs
Marine reserves have already proved to be a successful way of protecting marine life against commercial fishing. (2007-05-14)
Coral reefs will be permanently damaged without urgent action
Coral reefs could be damaged beyond repair, unless we change the way we manage the marine environment. (2007-10-31)
New study reveals coral reefs may support much more biodiversity than previously thought
Smithsonian scientists and colleagues conducted the first DNA barcoding survey of crustaceans living on samples of dead coral taken from the Indian, Pacific and Caribbean oceans. (2011-11-02)
Algae fortifies coral reefs in past and present
The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. (2017-08-28)
Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities
Coral reefs provide a range of benefits, such as food, opportunities for income and education, but not everyone has the same access to them, according to a new study conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. (2014-12-02)
Regular coral larvae supply from neighboring reefs helps degraded reefs recover
For reefs facing huge challenges, more coral larvae doesn't necessarily translate to increased rates of coral recovery on degraded reefs, a new Queensland study has showed. (2017-05-16)
Florida Tech earns $260,000 environmental grant to protect coral reefs
Florida Tech's Dr. Robert van Woesik, associate professor of biological sciences, has secured $260,000 in Global Environmental Fund/World Bank funds for coral reef research. (2005-03-04)
Hidden sponges determine coral reef's nutrient cycle
Marine organisms hidden in caves, such as sponges, play an extremely important role in the nutrient cycle of coral reefs. (2005-09-15)
New study shows ocean acidification accelerates erosion of coral reefs
Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth continues to slow. (2016-11-21)
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