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Predators and hidey-holes are good for coral reef fish populations

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New NSF-funded research by NC State scientists highlights two factors that play critical roles in supporting reef fish populations, and…
Research finds coral bleaching also influenced by location and other stressors

October 2, 2019

A study in Nature Climate Change has analyzed many factors that led to widespread coral bleaching in Indo-Pacific…
Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

September 25, 2019

In an article published in Nature two researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James…
Scientists decode DNA of coral and all its microscopic supporters

September 24, 2019

Scientists have seen for the first time how corals collaborate with other microscopic life to build and grow.…
Coral reefs and squat lobsters flourished 150 million years ago

September 19, 2019

Coral reefs and the abundant life they support are increasingly threatened today, but a snapshot of a coral…
Study examines a million corals one by one in urgent call to save reefs

August 13, 2019

When Joleah Lamb strapped on a scuba tank and plunged into the ocean over a decade ago, it…
On the Front Lines of Climate Change

August 8, 2019

If the fight to get ahead of climate change was a battlefield, coral reefs would be on the…
Saving coral: New guidelines to protect and preserve Caribbean coral

July 29, 2019

A consortium of coral experts published new guidelines that could help corals in the Caribbean adapt to warmer,…
Landmark Study Pinpoints the Cause of Coral Reef Decline

July 16, 2019

Coral reefs are widely considered to be the most endangered – and the most rapidly declining – ecosystems…
Coral reefs shifting away from equator, new study finds

July 10, 2019

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research…
Researchers identify genetic pathway that could enhance survival of coral

July 9, 2019

Three researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have made a groundbreaking discovery that could enhance the…
Study shows that management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the effects of climate change

July 3, 2019

A new study released in Nature Climate Change gives hope for coral reefs. Launched by the nonprofit Coral Reef Alliance,…
Scientists Identify New Species of Damselfish

June 30, 2019

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the University of Sydney,…
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs

June 20, 2019

Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely…
Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

June 10, 2019

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in…
Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

May 29, 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral…
Tiny fish a big lure for life on coral reefs

May 28, 2019

Researchers from Simon Fraser University have discovered how coral reefs support such an abundance and diversity of life.…
Tiny fishes fuel life on coral reefs

May 24, 2019

Coral reefs typically evoke clear, turquoise waters and a staggering number of colorful fishes. But what supports such…
Understanding relationship break-ups to protect the reef

May 14, 2019

Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral…
Reef Engineers

May 7, 2019

The next time you find yourself luxuriating in some exotic, Instagrammable vacation spot, thank a parrotfish. That white…
Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs

May 6, 2019

Cooperation is key to most successful endeavours. And new research by an international team of sciencitsts including Lancaster…
Localized efforts to save coral reefs won’t be enough

May 6, 2019

A National Science Foundation study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution…
Underwater sleuth

May 6, 2019

Before she turned into a deep-sea detective, Joleah Lamb herded fruit flies, groomed dogs and extracted blood from humans. But…
Dance of the microbes: Bacteria living near coral reefs change in synchrony across distances

April 16, 2019

It might be called the dance of the microbes. It happens every day — and night. Bacteria in…
From art to zooplankton: The effects of climate change are far-reaching

March 26, 2019

Climate change’s effects are already widespread, accelerating soil erosion, bleaching coral reefs and prompting intense weather, and some…
Coral Spa Treatment

March 22, 2019

Hot water means bleaching coral. Scientists have known this for a long time. So it stands to reason…
No silver bullet for helping the Great Barrier Reef

March 15, 2019

Improving water quality can help the Great Barrier Reef but won’t suffice to rescue it, a new study…
When coral reefs change, researchers and local communities may not see eye to eye

March 12, 2019

Disturbances in coral reefs can trigger significant ecosystem shifts, but ecologists and local fishing populations may perceive those…
The flip side of a reef: Coral, seaweed — or both?

February 18, 2019

Find related stories on NSF’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program at this link. Tropical reefs can change their composition from…
‘Twilight Zone’ could help preserve shallow water reefs

February 6, 2019

Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from…
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