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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.
With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide.
Discovery of shipping containers full of illegal coral in Oregon led to indictment WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gunther Wenzek, a German national, pleaded guilty today before District Judge Anna J. Brown of the U.S.
Bleached corals bounce back to normal growth rates faster when they have clean water and lots of sea life at their side, a U.S.
A new study shows that bleached corals bounce back to normal growth rates more quickly when they have clean water and plentiful sea life at their side
Australia's Great Barrier Reef will to be the first of the world's great coral reefs to die from warming water, a leading marine scientist said. There is no way out, no loopholes.
A group of experts warned on Monday that increasing acidity of the worldâ€™s oceans and warming water temperatures from CO2 emissions could wipe out coral reefs by the end of this century.
The thought of coral reefs tends to conjure up images of tropical vacations, complete with snorkeling among tropical fish in crystal clear waters.
As global warming whips up more powerful and frequent hurricanes and storms, the worldâ€™s coral reefs face increased disruption to their ability to breed and recover from damage.
Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the worldâ€™s coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change.
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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