NASA's CORAL mission will conduct an airborne study of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
A group of environmentalists has come up with a solution to save the Caribbean corals: 3D printing.
Researchers have found that rising sea levels could significantly lower water temperatures around coral reefs and help reduce coral bleaching.
Proving that the relationship between coral reefs and fish are much more complex and enduring, scientists have discovered that corals reefs are as much dependent on fish.
A team of researchers has invented a powerful underwater microscope that gives a first close-up look at how corals kiss, fight and behave against algae and climate change in their natural environment.
Do you know that every day, we lose billions because of coral bleaching? More than affecting coral communities, humans are also greatly affected in terms of the changing of our entire ecosystem, as well as in terms of revenue from biodiversity and tourism.
There's trouble brewing at the iconic Great Barrier Reef in Australia. A recent study shows that almost half of the reef, mostly in the Northern part, is practically dead while 93 percent of its corals have been bleached.
Scientists say the Red Sea is home to a a newly discovered luminous creature that lives on the shells of nocturnal snails.
An international team of researchers recently bred elkhorn corals (Acropora palamata) in a laboratory setting, to be used to repopulate critically endangered Caribbean reefs. This won't do all the work of fighting warming waters, but it helps.
Although the invasive species called Regal Damselfish may not make its way too far into the Gulf of Mexico, researchers say the Gulf's southern reefs can expect to see a lot more of these invasive fish relatively soon.
"Twilight zone" reef fish face numerous threats when diving deep underwater, but those with forked tails may have an advantage: they can swim quietly past predators and evade natural disasters such as cyclones and coral bleaching.
NASA recently launched a three-year expedition under its COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) that will pair aerial surveys with underwater measurements to get a better idea of reef health.
Butterflyfish depend on food and shelter provided by coral reefs, but they steer clear of those that have come in contact with seaweed. Researchers suggest this may be a strong indicator of their awareness of reef health.
A dangerous fishing tactic used in Tanzania threatens local marine life. Despite laws prohibiting what's commonly known as blast fishing because explosives are involved, homemade bottle bombs are continually tossed into the sea, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of fish at a time and critical coral reefs.
Although fish biomass is often used to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation efforts, a new study suggests the metric doesn't provide the whole story. As a result, researchers are calling for the establihsment and maintenance of larger, more permanent "protected areas" for marine life to thrive.