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coral reef Diadema
2014-10-17 03:00:27

New research led by the University of Exeter has found that species that live in and erode coral reefs will play a major role in determining the future of reefs.

Corals Find Refuge In Mangrove Habitat
2014-10-10 03:07:35

Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under mangrove roots.

crown-of-thorns sea star
2014-10-02 03:00:06

New research highlights the role of diversity in the healthy functioning of coral reef ecosystems and shows that guard-crab species and size classes offer different kinds of effective protection against various threats to coral reefs.

damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.

Researchers Study Biological Erosion Of Mesophotic Tropical Coral Reefs
2014-07-09 03:10:42

Researchers compare bioerosion on deeper reef systems to better understand long-term structural sustainability

How To Save Reefs Containing The Most Diversity With Limited Resources
2014-04-11 09:55:31

Marine scientists keen on finding patterns of coral decline and persistence in gradually warming oceans have a complex challenge: how to save reefs containing the most diversity with limited resources.

elkhorn coral
2014-02-28 08:28:25

A new publication from researchers at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton highlights the importance of nutrients for coral reef survival.

First Ever Cold Water Coral Reef Found In Greenland
2014-01-28 13:46:36

Researchers have discovered the first ever cold-water coral reef in Greenland at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet below sea-level.

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.

A Changing Climate May Not Spell Doom For Coral Reefs After All
2013-10-30 09:18:53

A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its academic partners reveals that coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century.


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  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
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