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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sea Coral Hope For Fighting Gastroenteritis

Just another reason to take care of this planet and everything in Nature...
 

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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the true natural wonders of the world.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the true natural wonders of the world.
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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A beautiful array of colors and varieties of coral in the Great Barrier Reef
A beautiful array of colors and varieties of coral in the Great Barrier Reef
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White syndrome characterized by multifocal  coalescing lesions. Several initiate at the edge of a ol...
White syndrome characterized by multifocal, coalescing lesions. Several initiate at the edge of a old focal lesion.
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Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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A healthy coral reef
A healthy coral reef
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Heavily damaged coral reef
Heavily damaged coral reef
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Bleached branching coral (foreground) and normal branching coral (background)  Keppel Islands  Great...
Bleached branching coral (foreground) and normal branching coral (background), Keppel Islands, Great Barrier Reef.
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A coral fossil found in Smyrna Tennessee
A coral fossil found in Smyrna Tennessee
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Corals off Ross Island.
Corals off Ross Island.
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Deep sea corals are vulnerable to seafloor disturbances caused by large-scale commercial bottom traw...
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
Time lapse photography of coral and sponges
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