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Adapting to a Warming World: Arabian Gulf Coral Reefs Offer Lessons About Climate Change

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Adapting to a Warming World: Arabian Gulf Coral Reefs Offer Lessons About Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/New York University/Rebecca Breyer - September 21, 2017

Somewhere on Lake Erie, leaning over the rail of a research vessel in a November snowstorm and trying not to be sick, John Burt decided more…

Coral Loss on Palm Island Had Been Occurring Long Before Recent Great Barrier Reef Mass Bleaching

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Coral Loss on Palm Island Had Been Occurring Long Before Recent Great Barrier Reef Mass Bleaching

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - September 15, 2017

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a more…

The Need for a Coral Vault Seems More Urgent After Hurricane Irma, Especially With Jose and Katia Bearing Down

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The Need for a Coral Vault Seems More Urgent After Hurricane Irma, Especially With Jose and Katia Bearing Down

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sophie Yeo - September 13, 2017

In a laboratory on a narrow patch of land in the Florida Keys, marine biologists were collecting tiny fragments of living corals and storing them more…

Artificial Reefs: A Compelling Diving Alternative, But Are They as Good as the Real Deal?

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Artificial Reefs: A Compelling Diving Alternative, But Are They as Good as the Real Deal?

Source: Phys.org/American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - September 7, 2017

Artificial, man-made reefs can be more attractive to divers than nearby natural coral formations and can help mitigate potential reef damage, according to a new more…

18th Century Nautical Charts Reveal Extent of Coral Loss Over Time

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18th Century Nautical Charts Reveal Extent of Coral Loss Over Time

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - September 7, 2017

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs.

A new US more…

Coral Experts Deliver Urgent Advice for the Direction of Future Research

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Coral Experts Deliver Urgent Advice for the Direction of Future Research

Source: Science Daily/ ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies - September 5, 2017

A group of international scientists, including scientists from Australia, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimatise* and more…

Coral Bleaching is Making Tourists Doubt the Value of a Trip to Great Barrier Reef

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Coral Bleaching is Making Tourists Doubt the Value of a Trip to Great Barrier Reef

Source: The Guardian/Joshua Robertson - August 31, 2017

Overseas tourists have begun to doubt the value of a trip to the ailing Great Barrier Reef and it is getting increasingly difficult to “show people what more…

Red Algae Fortifies Coral Reefs and Offers Clues to How They Will Respond to Climate Change

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Red Algae Fortifies Coral Reefs and Offers Clues to How They Will Respond to Climate Change

Source: Science Daily/University of Texas at Austin - August 29, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that more…

New Study Shows Sub-Tropical Corals of the Great Barrier Reef Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

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New Study Shows Sub-Tropical Corals of the Great Barrier Reef Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - August 28, 2017

The vulnerability and conservation value of sub-tropical reefs south of the Great Barrier Reef - regarded as climate change refuges – has been highlighted in more…

A Glimmer of Hope: Rebirth of Belize’s Coral Reefs Threatened by Tourism and Development

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A Glimmer of Hope: Rebirth of Belize’s Coral Reefs Threatened by Tourism and Development

Source: The Guardian/Nina Lakhani - August 24, 2017

Just below the surface of the turquoise sea, coral flutters majestically amid schools of puffed up porcupinefish and fluorescent blue and yellow angelfish.

The gangly more…