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Massive 'Doughnut' Reef Discovered Behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef

From the air, it looks like a 2,300-square-mile field of submerged doughnuts on the ocean floor.<p>The limestone circles amount to a second, deeper reef behind the Great Barrier Reef, researchers say. The scientists who discovered it off the coast of northern Australia say they're surprised by its …

Great Barrier Reef

To Help Coral Survive Climate Change, Scientists Try Speeding Up Evolution

Breeding coral that will be able to survive the hot, acidic ocean of the future, to keep the oceans from getting even worse.<p>As the climate warms, coral reefs are some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems. They face a triple threat of waters that are becoming warmer, more acidic, and more prone …

A new Netflix Original documentary

From the director of Chasing Ice comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans.<p>Join the conversation. #ChasingCoral<p><b>A story hidden below the</b> …

Netflix Original

NOVA - Official Website | Lethal Seas

Lethal Seas<p>PBS Airdate: May 13, 2015<p><i>NARRATOR:</i> It covers more than two-thirds of the earth; its power is tremendous; its importance to life is …

These Images May Be the Last Chance to Save Our Reefs

Over the past two years, the worst thing that has ever happened to the oceans on humans’ 10,000-year watch has been unfolding in the tropics—and if not for one fanatical diver and his outrageous project, we would have mostly missed it.<p>I first clued in on November 2, 2015, when the <i>New York Times</i> ran …

7 reasons to be hopeful for ocean conservation in 2017

Imagine walking along a beach littered with Coca-Cola bottles, plastic bags, and Lunchable containers that wash up with every wave. There is an oily …

The Three Most Significant Threats to Our Oceans

The ocean has facilitated human life for as long as we have existed. As well as providing an invaluable source of food, the ocean helps to regulate …

Pollution

More than 70 percent of Japan’s largest coral reef has died

Japan’s largest coral reef system has become the latest casualty in a long series of coral bleaching events around the world. More than 90 percent of coral in the Sekisei Lagoon, located in the Okinawa prefecture, has bleached, according to a new survey just released by Japan’s Ministry of the …

New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change

New climate model projections of the world's coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the …

Sundance: Netflix Takes 'Chasing Coral' Doc About the World's Coral Reefs

The film, directed by Jeff Orlowski, is screening as part of the festival's New Climate program.<p>Netflix has made a second acquisition at the Sundance …

Coral Reefs