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Deep-sea corals live thousands of years

Deep-sea corals are found on hard substrates on seamounts and continental margins worldwide at depths of 300 to around 3000 m. Deep-sea coral communities...

Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status.The report, released by...

Reef Search Finds Hundreds of New Species

Hundreds of new kinds of animal species surprised international researchers systematically exploring waters off two islands on the Great Barrier Reef and a reef...

One Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Extinction

One third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status....

ROV Finds New Coral Species

Researchers on the third-largest atoll in the world, the Saba Bank in the Netherlands Antilles, have discovered and collected two new species of soft...

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however,...

Countries urged to protect coldwater corals

WWF-Canada have released a new study that identifies three coldwater coral "hotspots" off Newfoundland and Labrador and assesses the impact of fishing on these...

Coral Reefs are Disappearing faster than Rainforests

The rate and extent of coral loss are greater than expected, American researchers have found. And the reduction of coral rapidly causes a...
Acropora Table Coral. Photo credit: Tim Nicholson.

Creature of the Month: Table Coral, Acropora species

Table coral has a short, stout stem attached by a spreading base. Branches arise from the top of the stem and spread in a...

Caribbean Corals in Danger of Extinction

Caribbean coral species are dying off, indicating dramatic shifts in the ecological balance under the sea, a new scientific study of Caribbean marine life...