The coming ecosystem collapse is already here for coral

Conservationists are waging an expensive fight of diminishing returns to save reefs and those who depend on them.
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The Middle Eastern corals that could survive climate change

As seas warm and acidify with climate change, corals worldwide are bleaching – but in the north of the Red Sea there is a ray, or rather reef – of hope.

Lady Elliot Island Great Barrier Reef 'island ark' to protect against climate change

The threat of climate change leads to the creation of a refuge for wildlife on an island at the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef.

Nearly all coral reefs will disappear over the next 20 years, scientists say

Over the next 20 years, scientists estimate about 70 to 90% of all coral reefs will disappear primarily as a result of warming ocean waters, ocean acidity, and pollution.


A parasitic bacterium saps energy from corals

Though researchers just sequenced its genome for the first time, this harmful bacterium is surprisingly common in marine life.

Some corals ‘killed’ by climate change are now returning to life

Warm water can leave corals looking dead – but in some cases polyps still survive deep in the coral skeleton and in time they can return the coral to life.


Vulcan's Allen Coral Atlas aims to map the world's coral reefs

The Allen Coral Atlas is building out a database - fed with satellite imagery - that can detect changes in coral reefs and hopefully help us better manage this dwindling natural resource.


Warming oceans are offering a new spot for corals to colonize

In the South China Sea, corals are returning to a site they haven't inhabited for 5,000 years.

Coral bleaching changed 'rules of engagement' for feisty butterflyfish

Mass coral bleaching has altered the behaviour of species such as butterflyfish, a finding that identifies an early signal that fish populations are in trouble, researchers say.

This robotic jellyfish could help save our reefs from climate change

The squishy bot is designed to collect critical information without harming reefs or disturbing marine life.

Thailand bay made popular by 'The Beach' closes indefinitely

Travelers hoping to visit Thailand's famous "Maya Bay" are going to have to wait a while longer to take in its creamy white shores and towering limestone cliffs.

Great Barrier Reef scientists told to focus on projects to make government look good

Emails tabled in Senate inquiry recommended 'trade-offs' to Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

This killer robot could help save the Great Barrier Reef. Here's how.

RangerBot can identify coral-eating starfish and inject them with deadly poison.

Great Barrier Reef showing ‘signs of recovery’

After a mass coral bleaching in 2016, the world’s largest living structure is showing signs of a comeback.

Help clear invasive algae from ocean surrounding Guam

We, as a community, need to do all that we can to protect and preserve Tumon Bay and all our waters.
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