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Corals Can Sense What's Coming
2011-11-19 04:42:31

Australian scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth’s climate warms.

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2011-08-15 06:55:48

Wildlife Conservation Society leads global assessment showing where climate stresses on reef systems will be and places to focus management.

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2011-07-25 07:10:00

Climate change and acidifying ocean water are likely to have a highly variable impact on the world’s coral reefs, in space, time and diversity, international coral scientists cautioned recently.

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2011-03-23 11:55:10

Wildlife Conservation Society researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future.

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2011-02-24 09:10:00

Warming seas, rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other factors such as over-fishing could wipe out the world’s coral reefs by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to counteract these threats.

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2011-01-11 12:35:00

The Edge Coral Reefs project announced this week that it has identified 10 of the most at-risk coral species for protection.

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2010-11-29 10:20:05

New research highlighting coastal locations where coral can better withstand rising sea temperatures, a leading cause of stress to coral reefs, may guide efforts to conserve the largest living structures on Earth.

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2010-10-12 23:31:21

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Bocas del Toro Research Station and Galeta Point Marine Laboratory are reporting an anomalous sea temperature rise and a major coral bleaching event in the western Caribbean.

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2010-09-23 10:05:00

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) experts are concerned that there could be massive coral bleaching in the Caribbean this year--perhaps on par with the bleaching that damaged over 80% of the basin region's coral five years ago.

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2010-08-23 12:15:00

Next month, scientists plan to monitor corals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for signs of bleaching.


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