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Coral News

Slow life: Amazing time lapse video of coral life

As the world continues to dump oil, dangerous chemicals and tons of garbage into the oceans, a very precious Eco-system is living and struggling to survive under those waters.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Coral eating worm plagues reefs

A coral-eating flatworm presents a major threat for coral reefs. The worm is also capable of camouflage, a technique it uses by consuming algae on the coral.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo Essay: SBG hosts exhibit of seashells from around the world Special

Savannah - Called a "Smithsonian-grade exhibit of seashells," Mique Pinkerton's collection was featured at the Savannah Botanical Gardens. Hundreds of shells from across the globe, from Scallops to Tritons, fascinated exhibit visitors.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 6 comments

US drops bombs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Four unarmed bombs were dropped by two US fighter jets in Australia's World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef marine park after a training exercise went wrong. Any damage that could have been caused is unknown.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

450-million-year-old fossil found in Tennessee woman's yard

Smyrna - A Tennessee woman discovered the 10 pound rock she has been using as a door stop for the past 15 years was much more unique than she first believed.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Furry crabs may help save Great Barrier Reef from deadly disease

Townsville - Scientists are finding that a species of crab indigenous to Australia and other areas of the Pacific and Indian Oceans may actually help save the Great Barrier Reef instead of destroying it.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

New study shows Great Barrier Reef collapse

A recent study of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest single structure made up of living organisms, reveals that nearly half of the reef has deteriorated and collapsed over the last 30 years.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Google launches underwater Street View: Video

Have you ever wanted to explore the depths of the planet's oceans and seas but are afraid of deep sea diving? Google Maps has now unveiled a new Street View, with underwater panoramic virtual maps of the oceans.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

How frozen sperm can help save coral

Researchers say that a sperm bank that has been gathered from reefs may be able to rebuild and restore damaged reefs one day.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Gulf coral death now 'definitively linked' to BP oil spill

New Orleans - Scientists have performed months of laboratory work and can now confirm that oil from BP's blown-out well is causing the slow death of the deep-sea coral community in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Australia Climate Commission says warming earth is ‘beyond doubt’

Canberra - Australia’s Climate Commission states action to battle effects of a warming planet has “never been more urgent” than now, with huge societal, health and economic risks the result if we fail to respond to risks currently being faced.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 31 comments

Australia's Great Barrier Reef damaged by Yasi but will recover

Record floods and Cyclone Yasi have taken a toll on the world's largest living formation but scientists are confident the Great Barrier Reef will recover.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 5 comments

Changing Sexes on the Sea Floor

Tel Aviv University’s Department of Zoology is the first in the world to discover that Japanese sea corals engage in “sex switching”.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Great Barrier Reef Affected By Ocean Acidification

A sampling of 328 massive Porites coral reveals that growth of these colonies has slowed by roughly 13 percent since 1990.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

Four Years After Tsunami, Coral Reefs Recovering

A team of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has reported a rapid recovery of coral reefs in areas of Indonesia, following the tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean four years ago today.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Study Says Sunscreen Lotion Threatens Coral

A new study commissioned by the European Commission says that the sunscreen lotion that we used to protect us from the sun is a major contributor to coral bleaching.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

Scientists Stunned By Coral Growth At Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll was the site of nearly two dozen nuclear tests from 1948 until 1958. The recent finding of extravagant coral growths have stunned the scientists who recently dove at Bravo Crater.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 11 comments

Coral Litters Barbados, High Waves Blamed

A strong Atlantic storm system has produced waves that are breaking up coral in Barbados. Beaches are being littered with coral that could be a sign of reef damage across the region.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Earthquake Lifts an Island Upward, Exposing Coral Reefs

The future of fishing villages on Ranogga Island is uncertain. A massive quake shifted the island and left coral reefs exposed and dying, killing off the island's main food source.
In the Media by Lisa Angotti - 4 comments

Sea Coral Hope For Fighting Gastroenteritis

Just another reason to take care of this planet and everything in Nature...
In the Media by KeithLDick - 2 comments
 

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Heavily damaged coral reef
AIMS Long-term Monitoring Team
Heavily damaged coral reef
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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Deep sea corals are vulnerable to seafloor disturbances caused by large-scale commercial bottom traw...
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Deep sea corals are vulnerable to seafloor disturbances caused by large-scale commercial bottom trawling for fish.
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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A healthy coral reef
AIMS Long-term Monitoring Team
A healthy coral reef
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White syndrome characterized by multifocal  coalescing lesions. Several initiate at the edge of a ol...
Andrew Bruckner
White syndrome characterized by multifocal, coalescing lesions. Several initiate at the edge of a old focal lesion.
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A beautiful array of colors and varieties of coral in the Great Barrier Reef
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A beautiful array of colors and varieties of coral in the Great Barrier Reef
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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
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A coral fossil found in Smyrna Tennessee
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A coral fossil found in Smyrna Tennessee
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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