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Preserving The Health And Beauty of Coral Reefs With Satellites

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Preserving The Health And Beauty of Coral Reefs With Satellites

Source: Phys.org/NASA - February 15, 2018

In fact, during the project, researchers and reef managers reported widespread coral beaching in the summer and fall of 2014 and 2015 in the Florida more…

Warming Events Put Coral Reefs In Hot Water, Slowing Recovery

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Warming Events Put Coral Reefs In Hot Water, Slowing Recovery

Source: Phys.org/David Colgan/UC Los Angeles - February 7, 2018

As the world's oceans heat up with climate change, coral reefs are increasingly under threat. Bleaching events—defense mechanisms against high temperatures that turn corals white—have more…

How The World Can Better Manage Coral Reefs With Open Data

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How The World Can Better Manage Coral Reefs With Open Data

Source: The Conversation/Adel Heenan/Ivor D. Williams - February 1, 2018

Coral reefs are critically important to the world but despite the ongoing efforts of scientists and campaigners, these stunningly beautiful ecosystems still face a variety of more…

Scientists Pinpoint Exactly How Coral Skeletons Become Weakened By Ocean Acidification

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Scientists Pinpoint Exactly How Coral Skeletons Become Weakened By Ocean Acidification

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - January 31, 2018

The rising acidity of the oceans threatens coral reefs by making it harder for corals to build their skeletons. A new study identifies the details more…

Study: Plastic Waste In The Ocean Conveys Disease To Coral Reefs

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Study: Plastic Waste In The Ocean Conveys Disease To Coral Reefs

Source: Phys.org/Cornell University - January 29, 2018

For coral reefs, the threat of climate change and bleaching are bad enough. An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic more…

How Coral ‘Immune Systems’ Are Weakened by Climate Change

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How Coral ‘Immune Systems’ Are Weakened by Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/Pam Frost Gorder/The Ohio State University - January 23, 2018

If this winter finds you stressed out and fighting a sinus infection, then you know something of what coral will endure in the face of more…

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Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel Shapiro - January 19, 2018

Coral reefs are bustling cities of marine life, until rising ocean temperatures turn them into ghost towns. Can reefs spring back from devastating bleaching events? more…

Study Suggests Shark Declines Lead to Changes in Reef Fish Body Shapes

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Study Suggests Shark Declines Lead to Changes in Reef Fish Body Shapes

Source: Phys.org/University of Miami - January 19, 2018

Scientists studying nearly identical coral reef systems off Australia discovered something unusual on the reefs subjected to nearly exclusive fishing of sharks—fish with significantly smaller more…

Since The 1980s, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching Four Times More Frequently

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Since The 1980s, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching Four Times More Frequently

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney - January 16, 2018

Coral reefs are bleaching four to five times as frequently as they did around 1980, scientists said Thursday in a study that suggests climate change may be happening too more…

Global Warming’s Impact on Corals: As If They Were ‘Ravaged by War’

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Global Warming’s Impact on Corals: As If They Were ‘Ravaged by War’

Source: New York Times/Kendra Pierre-Louis and Brad Plumer - January 11, 2018

Before we call rockfish, shrimp and crab “dinner,” some of these species call coral reefs “home.” But those reefs, home to a quarter of all more…