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Coral bleaching increases disease risk in threatened species

Bleaching events caused by rising water temperatures could increase mortality among a coral species already threatened by disease, says new research by Mote Marine...

Scientists in Fiji examine how forest conservation helps coral reefs

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups are discovering how forest conservation in Fiji...

Corals are becoming more tolerant of rising ocean temperatures

The existence and causes of coral bleaching are recognized as an increasing world-wide environmental concern related to climate change. A number of experiments have...

Australian marine heatwave shakes up coral reef animal populations

Research published in Nature describes upheaval among fish and invertebrate communities after a marine heatwave hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea in early 2016. The...

Great Barrier Reef not bouncing back as before, but there is hope

The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back. Scientists at...

Immunity could be key to addressing coral crisis

Coral reefs support a quarter of all marine life, feed hundreds of millions of people and contribute vastly to the global economy. But they...

Young fish no longer hear their way home

Degraded coral reefs are far quieter than five years ago, and no longer sound like a suitable habitat to young fish searching for a...

Are some reefs able to resist coral bleaching?

As scientists and conservationists race to work out the best way to conserve the world's coral reefs, a new study reveals why some reefs...

Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef

A new study published online in Nature shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of...

Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

New research reveals that global warming also affects fish who depend on corals. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is revered for its kaleidoscope of colour....

Coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs

Coral reefs are under threat on multiple fronts, due to the effects of climate change, with the latest predictions suggesting that 'coral bleaching' events...

The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is closing

The world's reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a novel study published today in the prestigious journal Science. For the first time, an...