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25

Oct

Flying drone to map out world’s coral reefsResearchers used a technique fluid lensing to digitally remove the ocean’s ripples to sharpen the images.

Flying drone to map out world’s coral reefs
Researchers used a technique fluid lensing to digitally remove the ocean’s ripples to sharpen the images.

06

Sep

New insights into how coral becomes bleachedNight or day, rain or shine, increased temperatures of the ocean are contributing to coral reef bleaching cycles.

New insights into how coral becomes bleached
Night or day, rain or shine, increased temperatures of the ocean are contributing to coral reef bleaching cycles.

14

May

Was Darwin wrong about coral atolls?
A new study shows that coral reef-building is more complex than Darwin thought.

Was Darwin wrong about coral atolls?

A new study shows that coral reef-building is more complex than Darwin thought.

03

Jan


 Deepest corals in Great Barrier Reef discovered 



An expedition to the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef finds deep-sea surprises.
An expedition to the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef finds deep-sea surprises.

11

Dec

5 beautiful coral species on track for endangered listingNOAA is proposing the addition of 66 coral species into the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. Take a look at several reef-building corals facing major environmental threats.

5 beautiful coral species on track for endangered listing
NOAA is proposing the addition of 66 coral species into the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. Take a look at several reef-building corals facing major environmental threats.

06

Dec

Coral die-offs hold clues to earthquakesAn analysis of the fossil coral beds provides clues to the history of mega earthquakes in the region, and could help predict future quakes

Coral die-offs hold clues to earthquakes
An analysis of the fossil coral beds provides clues to the history of mega earthquakes in the region, and could help predict future quakes

04

Dec

66 coral species nominated for endangered listHaving an endangered status would restrict commercial activities in the coral areas, while also preventing any trade or harvesting of the corals.

66 coral species nominated for endangered list
Having an endangered status would restrict commercial activities in the coral areas, while also preventing any trade or harvesting of the corals.

25

Oct

How a bubblegum coral colonized the globePervasive nature of bubblegum coral is due in part to species casting its eggs and sperm into ocean currents.

How a bubblegum coral colonized the globe
Pervasive nature of bubblegum coral is due in part to species casting its eggs and sperm into ocean currents.

08

Oct

Scientists tackle reef-killing starfishResearchers have developed a culture that infects the starfish with bacteria and can destroy them in as little as 24 hours.

Scientists tackle reef-killing starfish
Researchers have developed a culture that infects the starfish with bacteria and can destroy them in as little as 24 hours.

03

Oct

Australia government admits neglect of Great Barrier ReefA recent study revealed that the reef lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years.

Australia government admits neglect of Great Barrier Reef
A recent study revealed that the reef lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years.