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Vital clues to coral reef recovery have been identified in a remarkable research project in which three scientists labored to hand-build 30 coral reefs from hundreds of tons of rock and gravel.
Wildlife Conservation Society leads global assessment showing where climate stresses on reef systems will be and places to focus management.
Climate change and acidifying ocean water are likely to have a highly variable impact on the worldâ€™s coral reefs, in space, time and diversity, international coral scientists cautioned recently.
Scientists from the Arlington Virginia-based Conservation International have discovered eight new fish and one new coral species off the coast Indonesiaâ€™s Bali island.
Big marine protected areas (MPAs) are cheaper to manage per hectare than small ones, and no-fishing zones are cheaper to manage than multiple-use zones, a new study has found.
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...
In a large collaborative analysis publishing tomorrow in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, 55 scientists from 49 nations document that the capability of reef fish systems to produce biomass and deliver goods and services to humanity, is functionally linked to the number of species; functioning increases as biodiversity increases.
Wildlife Conservation Society researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future.
Research can help assess impacts of climate change, other threats to coral reef ecosystems.
Warming seas, rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other factors such as over-fishing could wipe out the worldâ€™s coral reefs by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to counteract these threats.
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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