Coral Reefs

Refilling the coral reef glass

Coral reefs around the world have suffered from 3 years of coral bleaching, following three decades of record high temperatures. It is now clear that …

Oceans

Newly discovered hermit crab species lives in 'walking corals'

Hermit crabs are well known for their ability to turn an empty shell into protective armour, but it seems that shells aren’t the only armour around. …

Biological Species

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Monitored By Drones?

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Monitored By Drones? - 15/09/2017<p>QUT’s remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') experts are …

Oceans

Meet the newly discovered hermit crab that carries coral around

Little red and white crab grows alongside coral in symbiotic relationship<p>Scientists have discovered a new species of hermit crab off the coast of …

Biological Species

For the Success of Coral Restoration, a Matter of Scale

Restoring depleted reefs with nursery-grown coral is a captivating idea, but how do its goals measure up?<p>This past June, scientists declared that a …

Oceans

Historic 240-year-old nautical map shows damage to Florida's coral reefs far worse than feared

Between 1773 and 1775, George Gauld, a surveyor with the British Admiralty, immortalised the coast of the Florida Keys in ink. Though his most …

Oceans

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UK<p>The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma...<p>1 …

Oceans

How to Identify and Photograph Corals

Underwater photography tends to favor megafauna like sharks, whales, and dolphins, or macro critters like nudibranchs and shrimp. Photographers often …

Oceans

The destruction of reefs is bad news for humanity: How we can work to reverse the damage

<i>Editor's note: From May 2017, Firstpost is featuring a fortnightly column by Mridula Ramesh, titled 'Climate Conversations'. In this column, we take</i> …

Oceans

Parrotfish Have Been Caught ‘Farming’ Coral Reefs

First, they poop out white sand beaches, now this …<p>Octopus gardens get all the attention from songwriters, but maybe it’s time someone wrote a ditty …

Culture

Scientists have discovered a fish that 'farms' its food

Behaviour was documented at Palmyra Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Researchers have observed intriguing behaviour in type of fish in the …

Oceans

Dry Corals Offer Snapshots of Oceans Past

When you think of coral, you might picture snorkelers along a beautiful reef or maybe bleached-out sections—eerie indicators of the costs of warming …

Oceans

Scientists say damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges

As we begin to piece together the damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, scientists are pointing to an environmental factor that may have made the storm’s impact worse: the ongoing loss of coral on the state’s increasingly threatened barrier reef.<p>At 360 miles long, the Florida Reef Tract is the …

Oceans

Coral research breakthrough could save Great Barrier Reef

Southern Cross University researchers say they have made a breakthrough that could help save the Great Barrier Reef.

Oceans

'IVF for coral' could be game changer for reef health

An Australian marine biologist who's developed a kind of IVF for corals says it holds great promise for sick reefs worldwide.<p>Southern Cross …

Oceans

The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All

Cauliflower coral is seen through a Zeiss laser-scanning microscope at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. The colors are from natural …

Oceans

Astronauts team up with scientists to save coral reefs

<b>The world's coral reefs, beautiful as they are, are in trouble.</b><p>Over the past couple of years a lot of them have been turning white, which is not their usual colour. This is known as coral bleaching.<p>Now, a team of scientists from Florida, USA, and Nasa astronauts have joined forces to try and …

Oceans

During a Hurricane, What Happens Underwater?

A hurricane the size of Irma can cause extensive damage on land with massive storm surges, excessive rainfall and raging winds. But what exactly …

Science

240-Year-Old Nautical Maps Reveal How Badly We've Screwed Up Florida's Reefs

Old sailor's tales about the seas being so full of fish you could walk on them, or oysters the size of Frisbees, tend to inspire scepticism today, …

Technology (Australia)

Vintage Maps From A Swashbuckling Era Are Leading Scientists To Forgotten Treasure: ‘Ghost’ Reefs

Professor Loren McClenachan of Colby College was visiting the British Admiralty Library in Portsmouth, England, when she unearthed a series of …

Oceans

Historical Nautical Maps Show Loss of Coral Reefs

Scientists have used detailed nautical maps created by British sailors in the 1700s to study more than two centuries of coral loss in the Florida …

Yale

Unearthed 18th Century British nautical charts help document lost coral reefs

Climate change isn’t the only thing killing coral reefs.<p>Humans have had devastating impacts on these complex marine ecosystems going back hundreds of …

San Diego

5 biggest threats to our oceans - and what we can do about them

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet and give us food, energy and other resources. But worldwide, this fantastic underwater world is in …

Oceans

Eighteenth century nautical charts reveal coral loss

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral …

Oceans

The Coral Reef Loss Data Hidden in Old Navigational Charts

For the Florida Keys, researchers have found an important new way to estimate what’s been lost.<p>In 1774 and 1775, as the upper part of North America …

Culture

18th century nautical charts document historic loss of coral reefs

Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral reef loss over 240 years<p>18th Century Nautical Charts Document Historic Loss of …

Oceans

Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral reef loss over 240 years

Massive declines in population abundances of marine animals have been documented over century-long time scales. However, analogous loss of spatial …

Oceans

18th century maps reveal massive loss of coral reefs in the Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Scientists and astronauts join forces to create world's deepest coral farm

Scientists from Florida International University have teamed up with Nasa to create the world's deepest coral farm in an effort to tackle the decline of coral reefs.

Oceans

How Virtual Reality Tech Will Help The Environment

This immersive technology will be a game-changer.<p>A recent report from academics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, lays bare the …

Virtual Reality