For three years beginning in August, 400 underwater video locations all over the globe will record valuable information on sharks, rays and skates and their relationship to reefs.
Coral that was killed during tectonic-plate movement near the Solomon Islands shows earthquake history and helps with some predictions, say researchers.
Using coral genes from the Great Barrier Reef and another reef 300 miles to the south, researchers say that genes can be adjusted for warming temperatures.
Coral reefs have been the subject of much research given the ongoing threats they are dealing with related to climate change. Ocean acidification, for one, is wreaking havoc on these delicate ecosystems, but a remarkable new study says that coral reefs in Palau may be able to defy the odds.
Coral reefs worldwide are taking a beating from global warming, and while new research shows that a certain species of invasive microbe may protect them, it comes at a cost.
The iconic Great Barrier Reef in Australia avoided being put on the World Heritage Site's "in danger" list, based on a UNESCO draft report, however concerns were still raised about its future in the long term.
Coral reefs are rapidly diminishing, and new research says that climate engineering, or geoengineering, could be the key to saving them from fatal mass bleaching events.
It's no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is in danger as climate change and ocean acidification diminish coral populations, but now new research suggests that an ancient slowdown that occurred after the Ice Age warned this iconic ecosystem of its bleak future.
A wealth of research has warned that corals reefs, true reservoirs of biodiversity, are seriously threatened by human activities and climate change. But now researchers are offering a glimmer of hope, finding that corals may not be doomed to disappear after all.
It is no secret that in the midst of climate change, coral reefs around the world are suffering. However, a warming world is not the only factor putting these reefs in danger - overfishing also plagues these colorful ecosystems. And now new research offers a glimmer of hope, finding that fish are the answer to their problems.
It's no secret that the world's coral reefs are rapidly declining, taking the one-two punch that is warming temperatures and mounting ocean acidification. However, there is hope, and it's coming straight from an unknown member of the natural world. Researchers have just discovered a new species of algae, and it's one that seems to be able to help corals survive otherwise deadly temperatures.
Giant clams have been a hard-to-miss part of coral reef ecosystems for the greater part of the last 38 million years. However, experts will be quick to admit that the part they play in these incredible systems remains rather shrouded in mystery. Now a new study hopes to pull back the veil and further our understanding of these clam colossi.
Researchers recently pieced together a vast puzzle of chemical and weather logs found deep within the skeletons of tropical corals in a famous Pacific archipelago. The result was a stunning warning about the near-future: a bleaching event is coming, and it may be the worst seen in at least 20 years.
The clever filefish apparently likes to play hide-and-seek from predators in smelly corals, a new study says, by using a type of chemical camouflage to disguise its smell. This gives a whole new meaning to the old adage, "you are what you eat."
Ocean acidification: a direct result of rising carbon levels that we know is bad for tropical corals all over the world, leading to serious bleaching and colony degradation. However, now all corals are going to take this abuse sitting down. New research has revealed that Caribbean gorgonian corals may be highly resistant to ocean acidification, shrugging off the same conditions that are damaging other reefs.