Oceans

Breitbart's James Delingpole says reef bleaching is 'fake news', hits peak denial

A claim like this takes lashings of chutzpah, blinkers the size of Trump’s hairspray bill and more hubris than you can shake a branch of dead coral at<p>It takes a very special person to label the photographed, documented, filmed and studied phenomenon of mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef …

Climate Change

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

<b>Scientists are warning of another "devastating" loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures.</b><p>They say 40% of coral has died at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.<p>Nothing as severe has happened on Dongsha for at least 40 years, according to experts.<p>Anne Cohen of Woods Hole Oceanographic …

Coral Reefs

The Great Barrier Reef comes to life on Brisbane's riverside

Researchers create mini marine ecosystem in Brisbane to inform and connect people to the Great Barrier Reef and the threat of climate change, as part …

Great Barrier Reef

shifting plankton: How plankton cope with turbulence

[Germany] Microscopic marine plankton are not helplessly adrift in the ocean. They can perceive cues that indicate turbulence, rapidly respond to …

Biology

Japan Declares Red Coral Species Extinct

Japan’s Ogasawara red coral is now extinct and 56 marine species are endangered, according to a new list of threatened species released by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, <i>Japan Times</i> reports.<p>The so-called red list categorizes animals as extinct, critically endangered, endangered and …

Biodiversity

How climate change is stripping the Caribbean of its prized coral reefs

Climate change has had a dismal impact on coral reefs around the globe, including those in the Caribbean. Rising sea temperatures and acidification …

Climate Change

Coral Reefs Now Face Deep Water Dead Zones, As If Climate Change Were Not Enough

The threat of warming water to coral reefs is well-known, as demonstrated by the ongoing bleaching and death of large swaths of Australia's Great …

Climate Change

Submarine groundwater discharge can be vector for reef-harming nutrients, chemicals

<i>This is the third in a series on the factors relating to the health of coral reefs globally and around Kauai. Watch upcoming issues of The Garden</i> …

Hawaii

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study. Watching a massive coral reef die-off …

Coral Reefs

4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) | OpenChannels: Forum for Ocean Planning and Management

<i>Marine Protected Areas: Bringing the people and ocean together</i>, will focus on the need to highlight the intricate nature of ocean-human relationship …

Under the Surface of El Niño : Image of the Day

<i>Note: The following is an excerpt from El Niño: Pacific Wind and Current Changes Bring Warm, Wild Weather.</i><p>The ocean is not uniform. Temperature, …

Global Warming

Repeat Bleaching Destroys Massive Swaths of the Great Barrier Reef

The message has been repeated over and over this past year: The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. Three major bleaching events since 1998 have left …

Great Barrier Reef

El Niño is still bringing strange wildlife to Northern California's shores

The next time you're at the beach, look down. You may see something quite unusual.<p>Members of the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory recently observed 19 pelagic red crabs in Bodega Bay — they've seen dead ones on occasion, but this was the first time they've ever seen them alive.<p>According to Bay …

Fisheries

Decade-long recovery for bleached WA reefs

It will take at least a decade for coral reefs in Western Australia's Kimberley region to recover from recent global bleaching, scientists …

Australian Universities

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress …

Coral Reefs

Shed a Tear for the Reefs

Reports that the Great Barrier Reef is dying come ever more frequently, ever more urgently. There is no mystery about the reason — it’s global warming, caused by the fossil fuels we burn. If we stopped heating the oceans, parts of the great reef off Australia’s north coast and other spectacular …

Climate Change

Our Mother Ocean: Invasion Of The Kelp Snatchers

Kelp forests help groom waves and act as a backbone for marine ecosystems, but along the California coast, many of them are disappearing<p><i>[This feature originally appeared in our April 2017 Issue, “Evolution,” on newsstands and available for download now.]</i><p>On wind-torn days from San Diego to Crescent …

Surfing

Millions Of Animals Just Lost Their Home In The Ocean

While diving in Thailand in 2010, Mark Eakin, a scientist with the NOAA , saw some clownfish behaving in strange way — and for a very concerning …

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef tourism headed for tough times as coral bleaching worsens

A year ago, Tourism Tropical North Queensland issued a call for members to "bombard social media with the tsunami of joy" to counter global news …

Climate Change

Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change

<b>BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman •</b> The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way …

Climate Change

Killer Underwater Drone Takes on Crown-of-Thorns Starfish

How to combat the zombielike invasion of crown-of-thorns starfish, an immediate threat to the GBR, and a potential danger to almost all coral reefs …

Drones

Report Released on Marine Protected Areas - Newport Local News

Rocky intertidal areas, as shown in this undated photo, are popular destinations and make up a quarter of the South Coast region of California. — …

Scuba Diving

Biologist Ruth Gates trying to engineer bleach resistant coral

KAILUA-KONA — Ruth Gates wants to completely change the conversation.

Hawaii

Large section of Arctic Ocean is six times more acidic than 20 years ago

Ocean acidification is increasing rapidly in the Arctic Ocean. New research from an international team reveals between the 1990’s and 2010, the area …

Climate Change

Mass coral die-offs at the Great Barrier Reef are a sign of far worse things to come

Just like doctors record a patient’s pulse to assess her health, scientists look at corals to check the health of the oceans. In the 2016 assessment, ocean doctors have only bad news to deliver.<p>The Great Barrier Reef, a UN heritage site and one of the wonders of the natural world, suffered one of …

Great Barrier Reef

Expedition Finds Rich Biodiversity Off South Africa

Pew fellow’s work contributes directly to major ocean protections<p>Scientists examine samples collected from the seabed with a camera sled and record …

Biodiversity

Dive with a Blue Whale in New Virtual-Reality Experience

Visitors to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHMLA) can now immerse themselves in spectacular ocean environments alongside a bevy of sea …

Virtual Reality

Now US Politicians Are Attacking Ocean Science, Too

Fishing industry reps and lawmakers claimed that protected ocean zones are based on “junk science.”<p>Swaths of ocean that are the last holdouts for hundreds of rare species are at risk of losing the federal protections put in place by Presidents Obama and Bush.<p>As the Trump administration sows doubt …

Government

Yoga pants are destroying the Earth

KEY LARGO, Fla. — Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that’s increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating …

NOAA

Atlantic shark populations are rebounding

N.C. COAST | Shark fins could become a more common site in the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study.<p>In the early 1990s, shark populations had …

Sharks