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‘100 Years’ until Bleaching a Problem for Corals in Northern Red Sea

Warming seas around the world are threatening corals. But scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have noticed that corals in...
Bleached coral on Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Brett Monroe Garner

Great Barrier Reef suffers extreme coral bleaching for the second year in a row

What we’re seeing is unprecedented - the reef is fighting for its life.
Healthy coral reef

How to protect corals from climate change?

The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in...

Healthy Coral Reefs Hit Hard by Warmer Temperatures

Coral disease outbreaks have struck the healthiest sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where for the first time researchers have conclusively linked disease severity...

Healthiest US Coral Reef is in Gulf of Mexico

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is among the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the US Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, according to a...
Rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area by the Isis ROV

Scientists unveil first maps of deep sea corals

Proposed marine protected areas will cover just 30% of the UK’s deep sea coral reefs and 3% of the sponge fields, according to the first-ever set of maps detailing where vulnerable deep-sea habitats are likely to be found in the North East Atlantic.

Divers asked to report ghost gear

World Animal Protection are asking divers to report "ghost" fishing gear. They say that an estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or abandoned...
Great Barrier Reef

How the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is working to save a natural wonder

Spanning 2,900km over 2,600 individual pieces of coral and 900 islands, and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a world renowned marvel...

Scientists Announce Top 10 New Species

Scientists at the International Institute for Species Exploration have put together a list of the Top 10 New Species described in 2007. Number one...

Australia and Japan have most Diverse Marine Life

The Census for Marine Life has found that the most bio-diverse waters so far studied are around Australia and Japan. These each feature almost...