Coral Reefs

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund …

Oceans

To save our oceans, we must halt human population growth

<b>To the editor:</b> Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jeff Orlowski make a compelling case regarding the world’s marine resources. (“What the Trump administration doesn't understand about ocean conservation,” Opinion, Jan. 10)<p>As a lifelong surfer who has never lived more than a mile from the ocean, I heartily …

Oceans

Despite global warming, some reefs are flourishing, and you can see it in 3D

Maybe it’s not the end of the world for corals after all.<p>That’s one of the surprising findings of a new project called the 100 Island Challenge, led by two scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego.<p>Jennifer Smith, Stuart Sandin and their team from Scripps are studying the …

Oceans

New study suggests shark declines can lead to changes in reef fish body shapes

Scientists studying nearly identical coral reef systems off Australia discovered something unusual on the reefs subjected to nearly exclusive fishing …

Science

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico's deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

There's a spectacular, uncharted alien world right off the Gulf Coast, and a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) expedition sought to uncover its secrets.<p>This past December, a NOAA team, aboard the <i>Okeanos Explorer</i>, conducted the first of three month-long studies of the deepest parts of …

Oceans

Warmer temperatures at Great Barrier Reef causing sea turtles to be born female

(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.<p>As the gender of green turtles is determined by temperature, the hotter weather caused by climate change …

Environment

Aquatic Specialists: Our Aquatic Services Staff

You can rest assured that behind every LiveAquaria order, there is a team of aquatic specialists and experts in Rhinelander, Wisconsin whose first …

Reef Aquariums

Great Barrier Reef tourism spokesman attacks scientist over slump in visitors

Col McKenzie calls on government to stop funding work of Terry Hughes, saying tourists ‘won’t do long-haul trips when they think the reef is dead’<p>A Queensland tourism representative has called one of the Great Barrier Reef’s leading researchers “a dick”, blaming the professor for a downturn in …

Oceans

Sea turtles under threat as climate change turns most babies female

Engendered Species<p>Climate change is causing some troubling new phenomena in the animal kingdom, and is most likely the culprit behind a new study …

Climate Change

Harvard research explores impact of coral restoration

Skip to content<p>The Harvard Gazette<p>For answers on coral conservation, she followed the fish<p>As climate changes, so will wine grapes<p>Researcher’s St. …

Harvard

Oil spills are bad, but dispersants are worse for deep-sea coral | NOLA.com

An oil spill's effect on deep-sea corals is bad enough. But the chemicals used to clean spills are worse.<p>A spate of research is finding that the …

Oceans

It’s not just microbeads: What else in your house is ruining the environment?

A ban on microbeads has entered into force in the UK, meaning products containing the tiny pieces of plastic can no longer be manufactured in the …

Sustainability

Climate change turns one of the world's largest green sea turtle populations mostly female

Climate change has been disastrous for coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.<p>It's also spelling trouble for the more than 200,000 green sea turtles …

Oceans

Diving Into the Great Barrier Reef

Beautiful beaches and unrivaled underwater views lure lovers of marine life to the world’s largest coral reef<p>Comment on this Story<p>EXPLORE OUR TRIPS

Oceans

Historic Coral Specimens Offer Insight into Future of Reefs

Catalog no. AMNH_IZC 00157712<p>© AMNH/E. Rezes<p>You don’t have to go for a swim to see spectacular examples of coral right here in New York City. Elkorn …

Oceans

Back-to-back years of mass coral bleaching

Prolonged high sea surface temperatures led to the first instance of back-to-back years of mass coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef. …

Climate Change

How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean

<i>John Bruno is a marine ecologist and professor in the department of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.</i><p>That kid — there’s one in every school — putting up posters about protecting baby seals and organizing beach cleanups? Yeah, that was me.<p>Years later, I’d finally achieved …

Opinion

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Cairns Marine is well known as one of the most prolific sources of shallow water Acropora from Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. For five years …

Reef Aquariums

Belize permanently suspends new offshore oil exploration to protect coral reefs

Belize has made a choice, prioritizing its coral reefs over oil production in that precious marine environment. New legislation has permanently …

Oceans

Great Barrier Reef: Warmer seas 'turning turtles female'

Green sea turtles' gender is temperature dependent and warmer seas are turning too many of them female, according to a study.<p>Research - carried out on a group of 200,000 turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef - found this poses a threat to the population of the endangered reptile.<p>The study was …

Great Barrier Reef

As Trump opens more waters for oil exploration, the tiny nation of Belize shows a better way

On Thursday (Jan. 4), Donald Trump proposed allowing oil drilling in nearly all waters situated off of US shores. If the proposal passes, it will open up more than one billion square kilometers (about 390 million square miles) of area previously protected for environmental reasons.<p>The oil industry …

Oceans

Trawl of Red Sea surface waters finds little plastic

Researchers are mapping global patterns of marine plastic pollution as alarm grows over floating rubbish. A team led by marine scientist Carlos …

Oceans

Firm's small robot patrols coral reefs

A small yellow robot developed by Chinese technicians is safeguarding coral reefs in the South China Sea.<p>When it finds crown-of-thorns starfish …

News (China)

UB geologist assesses hurricane-damaged corals

Hurricane damage to coral reefs off the coast of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands varied by location, with some areas suffering severe injury, …

Oceans

The world's oceans are in even worse shape than we thought

• <b>Two new studies show that the world's oceans are in dire straits — even more than scientists previously thought.</b>• <b><br>One study found that coral bleaching events, which can kill reefs, are now happening every few years instead of every few decades. And a new review found that oceans are losing oxygen</b> …

Oceans

No coral reef in the world safe from bleaching - The World Today - ABC Radio

New international research reveals that mass coral bleaching events are not only getting worse, but are also occurring more frequently.<p>The study, …

Oceans

Our latest weapon in the fight to save dying coral reefs is … a concrete pod?

Coral reefs are rapidly degrading around the world. As a result, conservationists can carry out coral transplants, in which coral grown in one place …

Oceans

Three new species of zoantharians described from coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific

Three new species of zoantharians were discovered by researchers from the University of the Ryukyus and Kagoshima University, Japan, and the Palau …

Oceans

New crown-of-thorns outbreak hits reef

An outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish has appeared near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.<p>The severe outbreak of the notorious coral-eater …

Oceans

Restoring coral reefs possible with new Univ. Amsterdam research

The University of Amsterdam achieved a great breakthrough in the preservation of coral reefs. Research by the university's Institute for Biodiversity …

Oceans