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Small Coral-eating Worm May Mean Big Trouble For Reefs
2014-04-14 13:28:59

New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs.

Abundant, Dominant Corals Still Face Threat Of Extinction
2013-11-16 06:48:46

A new study reveals that global changes in climate and ocean chemistry affect corals whether scarce or abundant, and often it is the dominant, abundant corals with wide distributions that are affected the most.

Government Agency Proposes Dozens Of Coral Species For Endangered Species Act
2012-12-03 16:06:58

A new Endangered Species Act listings proposed by NOAA would cover 66 coral species found in the Pacific and in the Caribbean.

Spawning Of Threatened Pillar Coral Observed For First Time In Florida Reef System
2012-08-09 11:25:00

Male and female threatened pillar coral have been documented for the first time spawning together in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, said researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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2012-03-12 10:14:10

As global warming heats up the Earth’s oceans, one ecosystem stands to be severely threatened: Coral reefs. However, new research has given scientists to be hopeful about the fate of these coral reefs.

Honduran Earthquake Destroyed Belizean Barrier Reef Coral
2011-09-12 08:42:15

Earthquake underscores need for conservation planning to take into account infrequent natural disasters.

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2011-01-27 09:05:20

Finding could help scientists monitor how corals adapt to global warming.

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2010-07-28 10:27:54

An Australian scientist has discovered what could be the world’s rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean.

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2010-05-27 07:33:45

Damselfish are killing head corals and adding stress to Caribbean coral reefs, which are already in desperately poor condition from global climate change, coral diseases, hurricanes, pollution, and overfishing.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.