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30

Sep

A farmer ‘grows bones’ in the desertAssaf Shaham hopes that artificial coral can offer a safe alternative to human bone grafts.

A farmer ‘grows bones’ in the desert
Assaf Shaham hopes that artificial coral can offer a safe alternative to human bone grafts.

23

Aug

Young coral won’t move into smelly ocean neighborhoodsDeciding where to live is important for the continuation of marine species, and coral and fish have evolved so that they can identify polluted areas.

Young coral won’t move into smelly ocean neighborhoods
Deciding where to live is important for the continuation of marine species, and coral and fish have evolved so that they can identify polluted areas.

17

Jul

fromgrapevine:

Exploring Eilat’s beautiful Coral Reef Nature Reserve
This protected marine ecosystem in the Red Sea teems with vibrant life.

20

May

How coral reefs can help us endure climate changeCoral reefs absorb 97 percent of waves’ energy, a new study shows, providing vital protection from rising seas and stronger storm surges. Plus, saving reefs is 15 times cheaper than building sea walls.

How coral reefs can help us endure climate change
Coral reefs absorb 97 percent of waves’ energy, a new study shows, providing vital protection from rising seas and stronger storm surges. Plus, saving reefs is 15 times cheaper than building sea walls.

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