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Ocean Warming Is Already Affecting Arctic Fish and Birds

Up until a few years ago, mackerel were unknown in Greenland’s cold waters. The small oily fish typically spawned west of the British Isles and then …

Tiny Ocean Animals Get 'Drunk' on Algae, Act Crazy

Plankton that slurp up poisonous algae put themselves at risk of getting eaten by predators, a new study says.<p>Even tiny ocean animals get soused—and not just in seawater.<p>A common species of plankton in the northern Atlantic Ocean becomes intoxicated when it slurps up <b></b>toxic algae, a new study …

Take an Underwater Virtual Reality Tour of One of the World's Most Biodiverse Regions

Over a decade ago, Bird's Head Seascape was just another example of the damage overfishing and destructive fishing practices can cause on coral …

Underwater Microscope Uncovers the Secret Lives of Coral Reefs in Danger

A new device that peers at corals in their natural habitat could help us understand how the world’s reefs respond to climate change.<p>We are getting a …

Bleaching on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Photo by XL Catlin Seaview Survey<p>A plane flies low over a turquoise sea off the coast of Queensland in northern Australia. Below lies the largest …

Coral, seaweed and fish

8:36 a.m., Jan. 4, 2016--A new study by the University of Delaware’s Danielle Dixson and Rohan Brooker has shown that butterflyfishes avoid coral …

Cover Up for Coral Reefs

Coral reefs have been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons: island construction projects that are burying reefs, El Niño causing coral …

Pollution

Study Shows Coral Reefs Can Be ‘Incredibly Resilient’ To Warming Events

Good management could combine with the natural resilience of coral reefs to help them survive.The post Study Shows Coral Reefs Can Be ‘Incredibly …

A Thriving Lagoon

On the northern coast of Honduras, just a few miles west of Tela through lush tropical forests, sits Laguna de los Micos. The Laguna is a treasure …

From Inspiration on the Caymans to momentum at the Paris Climate Talks

My father and I share a love of the ocean and diving. These days, we live 3,000 miles apart, he’s on the East Coast and I’m on the West. But we take …

Paris

Coral reefs could be more vulnerable to coastal development than predicted

For years, many scientists thought we had a secret weapon to protect coral reefs from nutrients flushed into the seas by human activity. Experiments …

Coral Reefs

What can I do to protect coral reefs?

Here are some things YOU can do:<p>Corals are already a gift, don't give them as presents.<br>• Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and …

The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

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It's Time To Save The Oceans. Here's How We're Doing It

In 2009, the ocean explorer Sylvia Earle titled her book <i>The World Is Blue</i> to make a point: Without our oceans, there is no life. "No blue, no green," she has said.<p>Indeed, the ocean provides us with the air we breathe, much of the food we eat, and the inspiration for many of the pleasures we …

How we are all contributing to the destruction of coral reefs: Sunscreen

The sunscreen that snorkelers, beachgoers and children romping in the waves lather on for protection is killing coral and reefs around the globe. And a new study finds that a single drop in a small area is all it takes for the chemicals in the lotion to mount an attack.<p>The study, released Tuesday, …

Oceans

'The Blob': As warm water kills off coral reefs, can we help?

Although experts fear rising ocean temperatures will kill the world's coral reefs, there might be several ways to save these biodiversity …

Coral reefs and climate change - The Washington Post

- In this video from NOAA's National Ocean Service, scientists explain the pressures on corals caused by climate change, and what we can do about it. ()<p>- In this video from NOAA's National Ocean Service, scientists explain the pressures on corals caused by climate change, and what we can do about …

Climate Change

The invisible ocean threat that ripples through the food chain

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>GWEN IFILL:</b> While global leaders meet to discuss action on climate change, one new threat has emerged in the world’s …

Oceans

Nassau grouper goes for the kill with invasive lionfish

More share buttons<p>Share with your friends<p>Submit<p>Share on Pinterest<p>The Nassau grouper herds the lionfish toward open water.<p><b>NASSAU, Bahamas, Monday</b> …

Rare nautilus with hairy shell photographed in South Pacific

Only 2 people are known to have ever seen it previously — 3 decades ago<p>An animal so rare that only two people are thought to have ever seen it until …

Spratly Islands: Burying Coral Reefs Alive

It was tough to read the news a few weeks ago. My news feed was inundated with articles about islands being built on top of coral reefs from The Huffington Post, New York Times, and Washington Post, among others.<p>China's recent efforts to build and expand islands in the South China Sea have serious …

Study: Diminished Marine Biodiversity Threatens Food Supply

Warming oceans will cause profound changes in the biodiversity of marine life, according to the largest study ever of marine species. Some species …

Foes can become friends on the coral reef

On the coral reef, knowing who's your friend and who's your enemy can sometimes be a little complicated.<p>Take seaweed, for instance. Normally it's the …

Scuba Diving

Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Maybe Reefs Could Keep Pace with Sea Rise?

If carbon levels are limited and we manage coral reefs well, they could grow vertically and maintain pace with rising sea levels. At least, …

Climate Change

A True Traditional Voyage

The CORAL family came together last week in a unique way. A few months ago, the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) reached out to Jaya Ratha, our …

The Sounds Of Living Coral Reefs Are Breathtaking And Important

Simple recordings could help us save these incredible, threatened ecosystems<p>Two new studies from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute show that the best way to help these reefs might be by listening to them. Literally. Audio recordings of reefs in the Virgin Islands show that just like on land …

Biological Species

Ige Signs Rules to Create Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area

These are the four SDGs we need to agree on to help the planet

Tackling indoor air pollution, protecting coral reefs, boosting R&D in cleaner energy and ending subsidies for fossil fuels are the most important sustainable development goals for safeguarding the environment<p>The governments of the UN’s 193 member states are gearing up to select a set of …