Latest Fringing reef Stories
The mechanism underlying three unique reef formations and how they developed over evolutionary time has produced an enduring debate between two hypotheses – the first from English naturalist Charles Darwin and the second from geologist Reginald Daly. A new study has put an end to both conflicting theories.
China’s coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 per cent decline in recent decades, driven mainly by the country’s unrestrained economic development.
Can fish save coral reefs from dying? UC Santa Barbara researchers have found one case where fish have helped coral reefs to recover from cyclones and predators.
When reef fish get a mouthful of sand, coral reefs can drown.
Coral reefs are submerged structures consisting of calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of small animals found in marine waters that enclose few nutrients. The majority of coral reefs are constructed from stony corals, which then consist of polyps that come together in groups. The polyps are like small sea anemones, to which they are very closely related. Unlike the sea anemones, coral polyps secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons which provide support and protections...
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