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Historical reconstruction reveals humans contributed to both degradation and recovery of coral reefs.
Australia should show a strong international lead in protecting the oceans and sea-life against overexploitation and other human impacts.
The record-breaking cold weather experienced in Florida last year resulted in large losses among coral reef species.
NASSAU, Bahamas, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Living Oceans Foundation has chosen The Bahamas for the opening of its Global Reef Expedition, a five year, world-wide study of the health of the coral reef environments. In making the announcement, Captain Philip Renaud, USN (ret), the Foundation's Executive Director, noted that up to 80 percent of all life on the earth is found in the oceans, and that the health of the coral reefs is critical to the health of many species that inhabit the...
Research can help assess impacts of climate change, other threats to coral reef ecosystems.
Tropical Cyclone Yasi, a severe, top-category storm, ripped through Australiaâ€™s northeast tourist coast Thursday, leveling houses and decimating crops as it hit land near the city of Cairns, gateway to Australiaâ€™s Great Barrier Reef.
LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Having recently observed its 10th anniversary, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is preparing for its next scientific research and education project, the Global Reef Expedition, which will launch in 2011 and continue through 2014.
The future of the worldâ€™s coral reefs in a time of dramatic change and increasing human pressures is the focus of a major scientific symposium in Canberra, Australia,on October 7 and 8, 2010.
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.
Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama. This has important implications for understanding the behaviour of young fish, and provides an exciting new approach for monitoring environmental health by listening to reefs.