Scientists have discovered that an underwater graveyard of dead corals off the coast of Kiritimati is slowly coming back to life.
NASA's CORAL mission will conduct an airborne study of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
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.
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.
Turbid or cloudy waters may help corals survive climate change by shading the iconic reefs from excess, damaging sun exposure.
In a look at several kinds of coral worldwide, the coral that contained more fat withstood warming water and climate-change events better.
Even corals adapted to warmer waters, such as those living along reefs in Kimberly Australia, are particularly vulnerable to climate change and increased rates of bleaching.
Along with micro-beads, we've talked about commercial sunscreens and their effect on marine life. A recent study found that a chemical ingredient found in most sunscreens and roughly 3,500 products is killing young coral.
A new study suggests that a nutrient-rich, balanced diet can boost coral resilience under thermal stress, which can be caused by climate change.
Scientists have found a new tool for combating Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS) that threaten the Great Barrier Reef: Household vinegar, which has proven to kill the starfish in lab settings and is a cheaper alternative to current drugs.
COTSbot to the rescue! A robotics team has developed a robot to eliminate the invasive crown-of-thorns (COTS) starfish, which is a huge threat to the Great Barrier Reef. What next, a robot for Lionfish in U.S. waters?
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.