The research team analysed rock juggling in Asian small-clawed (Aonyx cinereus) and smooth-coated (Lutrogale perspicillata) otters found in zoo environments. Hunger is likely to be the main driver of stone juggling in otters, new research has shown. Researchers from the University of Exeter have carried out an extensive study into […]

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. […]

A boxfish swimming above dense mats of diatoms in the high CO2 site along the Shikine volcanic gradient. Credit: Nicolas Floc’h Rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the consequent changes created through ocean acidification will cause severe ecosystem effects, impacting reef-forming habitats and the associated fish, according to new […]

Warmer seas caused by climate change have damaged the health of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral system An ambitious “cloud brightening” experiment has been carried out over Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in an early-stage trial that scientists hope could become a futuristic way to protect coral from […]

The coral reefs of Bikini Atoll can be mapped by a NASA satellite’s green laser, which penetrates up to 40 meters underwater. THE ASAHI SHIMBUN/GETTY IMAGES Late in 2018, just after its arrival in orbit, NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite passed over an iconic site from the atomic age. By chance, its […]

Porites lobata forms the foundation of many coral reefs in Hawaii and throughout the tropical Pacific (location: Olawalu Maui). Credit: Zac Forsman A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a […]