Global survey reveals sharks are functionally extinct on many of the world’s reefs, but hope lies in key conservation measures. Though many people find them intimidating, menacing or just plain scary, sharks are vital to the health of the world’s oceans. These often misunderstood creatures are found in just about […]

A deep-sea soft coral garden habitat has been discovered in Greenlandic waters by scientists. Credit: UCL A deep-sea soft coral garden habitat has been discovered in Greenlandic waters by scientists from UCL, ZSL and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, using an innovative and low-cost deep-sea video camera built and deployed […]

Animation In a study published recently in Ecology and Evolution, an international team of researchers focused on what can happen to ocean ecosystems when fishing pressure increases or decreases, and how this differs between tropical to temperate marine ecosystems. The team, led by Elizabeth Madin, researcher at the Hawai’i Institute of […]

A colony of Leptoseris hawaiiensis at 315 feet in the Au’au Channel Hawaii. Credit: Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, University of Hawaii New research published in the journal Coral Reefs revealed unexpectedly high growth rates for deep water photosynthetic corals. The study, led by Samuel Kahng, affiliate graduate faculty in the University of Hawai’i at […]

Islands in the Maldives – where sandy or gravel islands sit on top of coral reef platforms – are among those that could be affected by a global rise in sea levels. Credit: Gerd Masselink/University of Plymouth Coral reef islands across the world could naturally adapt to survive the impact […]

A parrotfish feeding on degraded coral. Credit: Shaun Wilson, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in Australia, and the University of Western Australia Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many of the […]

Credit: Shutterstock Scientists recently confirmed the Great Barrier Reef suffered another serious bleaching event last summer—the third in five years. Dramatic intervention to save the natural wonder is clearly needed. First and foremost, this requires global greenhouse gas emissions to be slashed. But the right combination of technological and biological interventions, deployed […]

Staghorn coral can form dense groups called ‘thickets’ in very shallow water, providing important habitat for other reef animals, especially fish. Elkhorn coral, along with staghorn coral and star corals built Caribbean coral reefs over the last 5,000 years. Credit: NOAA Not long ago, the azure waters of the Caribbean […]

Accenture, Intel and Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation use artificial intelligence to rebuild the coral reef surrounding Pangatalan Island in the Philippines. Credit: Accenture Today, on Earth Day 2020, Accenture, Intel and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation announced Project: CORaiL, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution to monitor, characterize and analyze coral reef resiliency. […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new international study led by Monash University climate scientists has found reef sand is dissolving much quicker than previously thought due to the impact of microbes. The study, published recently in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, was led by Dr. Adam Kessler from the School of Earth, […]