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Great Barrier Reef Shark Populations Impacted By Coral Health And No-fishing Zones
2014-09-15 03:50:53

Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy

It's All About Being Fat And Flexible For Corals Adapting To Climate Change
2014-07-10 03:47:46

The future health of the world's coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat—and to be flexible about the type of algae it cooperates with.

Scientists Working To Protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef
2014-07-03 14:37:23

Australian scientists are studying degraded reefs off the Northwest Australian coast as the country marks a decade since a massive rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

More Coral Babies Staying At Home On Future Reefs
2014-04-29 03:11:08

It seems that coral reefs are experiencing something their human counterparts have been for years – a shrinking "empty nest" syndrome.

Marine Pollution Impact On Corals Is Harsh, But They Can Recover
2013-11-26 14:24:00

A new study on coral reefs from a team of Florida and Oregon researchers has found common marine pollution doubled the rate of disease among corals and more than tripled the amount of coral bleaching, an early sign of reef stress.

Coral Recovery In Light Of Cyclone Yasi Shows Promise
2013-06-07 08:52:34

The corals reefs on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef were devastated by Cyclone Yasi – a Category 5 Hurricane which made landfall in Queensland, Australia, on February 3, 2011.

Microborers Represent New Threat To Earth’s Coral Reefs
2013-03-18 11:42:49

New research shows that when seawater is both acidic and warm, coral reefs may be more susceptible to microborers, such as algae, blue-green algae and fungi that inhabit reefs and bore tiny holes in it that undermine the strength of the coral skeleton

2013-02-27 10:48:27

Using a world-first scientific discovery, Australian researchers are developing a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral reefs are being impacted by pressures from climate change and human activity.

Investigating How Corals Survive In The Hottest Reefs On The Planet
2013-02-01 14:48:45

Coral reefs are predicted to decline under the pressure of global warming. However, a number of coral species can survive at seawater temperatures even higher than predicted for the tropics during the next century.

European Settlement Caused Collapse Of Great Barrier Reef Coral
2012-11-07 10:07:33

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the world, so big that it can be seen from space, is one of the planet’s most remarkable natural wonders. But researchers from University of Queensland have now revealed this precious ecosystem is not faring well.


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