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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.
An international scientific team has shown that strong links between the corals reefs of the south China sea, West Pacific and Coral Triangle hold the key to preserving fish and marine resources in the Asia-Pacific region.
More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found.
The more humanity acidifies and warms the worldâ€™s oceans with carbon emissions, the harder we will have to work to save our coral reefs.
Researchers at Australiaâ€™s leading coral reef research centre have developed a way to protect both coral reef fish - and the interests of fishers.
Wildlife Conservation Society confirms sea urchins destroy reef building algae in overfished sites on Kenya's coast.
The Edge Coral Reefs project announced this week that it has identified 10 of the most at-risk coral species for protection.
New research highlighting coastal locations where coral can better withstand rising sea temperatures, a leading cause of stress to coral reefs, may guide efforts to conserve the largest living structures on Earth.
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.
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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