Latest Southeast Asian coral reefs Stories
Restoring fish populations to coral reef systems could be the key to helping those ecosystems recover, according to a new study based on an assessment of fish biomass and functional groups from over 800 coral reefs worldwide and published in the journal Nature.
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more widespread than previously believed, as experts have located two additional deep-water coral communities that were damaged by the 2010 disaster.
In a new study, an SDSU biologist dove deep into how algal and coral cover affect the microscopic life that call the reef home.
According to a new report, Caribbean corals have declined more than 50 percent since the 1970s. However, researchers believe that by increasing the parrotfish population, the trend of declining coral can be reversed and it will become more resilient to climate change.
New research by University of Georgia ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures.
It seems that coral reefs are experiencing something their human counterparts have been for years – a shrinking "empty nest" syndrome.
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.
The health of coral reefs offshore depend on the protection of forests near the sea
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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