Latest Coral bleaching Stories
Australian scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth’s climate warms.
Wildlife Conservation Society leads global assessment showing where climate stresses on reef systems will be and places to focus management.
Climate change and acidifying ocean water are likely to have a highly variable impact on the worldâ€™s coral reefs, in space, time and diversity, international coral scientists cautioned recently.
Wildlife Conservation Society researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future.
Warming seas, rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other factors such as over-fishing could wipe out the worldâ€™s coral reefs by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to counteract these threats.
The Edge Coral Reefs project announced this week that it has identified 10 of the most at-risk coral species for protection.
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.
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.
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.
Next month, scientists plan to monitor corals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for signs of bleaching.
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