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.
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.
Coral reefs throughout the Pacific are facing increasing rates of coral bleaching, according to the NOAA. This is a result of warming ocean temperatures and corals are expected to endure this stress through October.
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.
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.
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.