Due to a higher temperature, 40 percent of corals in the South China Sea died in a span of six weeks in the South China Sea.
Warmer ocean temperatures this year could cause another mass bleaching event at Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have detected abnormally high sea surface temperatures on the UNESCO world heritage site, indicating that another massive bleaching event will soon hit the already dead reef.
The California Academy of Sciences has described 133 new plant and animal species, including one bee fly, 43 ants, 36 beetles, one sand wasp, four spiders, six plants, 23 fishes, one eel, one shark, seven nudibranchs, five fossil urchins (and one fossil sand dollar), one coral, one skate, and one African lizard. Over a dozen Academy scientists and international collaborators collaborated on the endeavor that would aid the environmental community's conservation efforts.
More than half of corals in northern Great Barrier Reef dead due to the 2016 bleaching event.
A truly remarkable annual event, corals in the Great Barrier Reef have a mass spawning at about the same time every year. It has been dubbed as the Great Barrier Reef's "annual mating season" since it is when almost all the corals around the area mass-reproduce.
Scientists say climate change is responsible for the recent destruction of kelp forests off the southwestern coast of Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef was declared dead on Friday after an obituary was posted on Outside. However, to clarify things, the reef is not dead but is sick and dying.
Triggerfish can discriminate and see certain color patterns better than humans.
The researchers never thought that the reef will be three times bigger that expected.
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.
In an attempt to demonstrate how coral bleaching is happening up close, Australian researchers have captured this phenomenon on video for the first time.
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.
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.