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Scientists said Thursday that lower-than-feared sea temperatures this summer gave a break to fragile coral reefs across the Caribbean and the central Gulf of Mexico that were damaged in recent years.
One of the first set of studies to examine what tourists and recreation enthusiasts actually think about coral reef ecosystems suggests they are a rare exception to controversies over human use versus environmental conservation â€“ their stunning beauty is so extraordinary that almost everyone wants them protected in perpetuity.
The remainder of the worldâ€™s coral is in danger of being eliminated as a result of human activities, pollution and over-fishing, according to an international report.
We've all seen the satellite images of Earth at night--the bright blobs and shining webs that tell the story of humanity's endless sprawl.
HRH Prince General Khaled bin Sultan, founder and Chairman of the Living Oceans Foundation, the U.S.-headquartered environmental organization that bears his name, today announced the formal launch of the Foundation's "Global Reef Expedition: Science Without Borders(R)" at the World Conservation Congress being held here.
Scientists are using satellites to expand a network to watch for ocean temperature increases that can harm fragile ecosystems worldwide.
By Anonymous Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific Ocean have largely recovered from the devastating hot water the off, or "bleaching event," that killed up to 90 percent of corals on some reefs in 1998, researchers announced last month.
PIONEERING work by Newcastle scientists will help protect valuable underwater environments.
By Oscar Corral, The Miami Herald Jul. 9--The world's foremost scientific experts on coral reefs are gathering this week in Broward County to compare notes, network and identify problems and solutions for the ocean's most delicate ecosystem.
By Robert Nolin & Rafael A. Olmeda, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 7--When it comes to the health of South Florida's coral reefs, the prognosis is not as gloomy as it could be. But it's not that sunny, either.