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Coral Can Have Too Much Of A Good Thing
2012-10-15 04:54:29

While the single-celled algae that live inside corals typically play a vital role in keeping the reefs healthy, a new study suggests that an overabundance of the symbiotic organisms could have a negative effect on them.

Great Barrier Reef Is Shrinking
2012-10-02 07:58:43

According to new research from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS ), the Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the last 27 years.

Great Barrier Reef Erosion Raises Conservation Questions
2012-09-24 14:23:33

Australian researchers set out to study the effects of climate change and temperature dynamics around the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and its critical protected areas. They were able to record and analyze major changes around the reef within the past 25 years.

Improving Water Quality May Help Save Coral Reefs
2012-08-20 16:58:26

It has been found that an unevenness of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching vulnerability of reef corals according to Research from the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Isolated Pacific Could Become Safe Haven In A Warming World
2012-05-01 04:26:11

Based on current models of climate change, scientists predict that ocean temperatures will continue to rise in the equatorial Pacific, potentially devastating coral reef ecosystems.

Study Shows Adaptive Capacity Of Reef Corals To Climate Change May Be Widespread
2012-04-12 07:42:53

Global survey of corals using high sensitivity genetic analysis shows many species can host multiple symbionts.

2012-04-02 11:18:43

A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific have discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.

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2012-03-12 10:14:10

As global warming heats up the Earth’s oceans, one ecosystem stands to be severely threatened: Coral reefs. However, new research has given scientists to be hopeful about the fate of these coral reefs.

2012-01-20 11:45:08

Recent experiments conducted at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced striking results, showing for the first time that corals hosting a single type of “zooxanthellae” can have different levels of thermal tolerance – a feature that was only known previously for corals with a mix of zooxanthellae.

Leaders Urged To Curb Climate Vulnerability
2011-11-28 05:54:49

Representatives of the world’s governments meeting in Durban this week have been advised by scientists that urgent action is needed to reduce the vulnerability of communities worldwide likely to be worst affected by the impacts of climate change.


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