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Corals call for fish aid when attacked by Seaweed

Corals in the genus Acropora generate much of the structural complexity upon which coral reefs depend, but they are susceptible to damage from toxic seaweeds. Acropora nasuta minimises this damage by chemically calling goby fishes who within minutes start chomping on the seaweed.

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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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Scientists Reveal New Technique to Monitor Coral Reef ‘Vital Signs’

With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and other factors, scientists have developed a new method to monitor the health of these underwater ecosystems.

Red and pink corals remain unprotected

A proposal to regulate trade in precious red and pink corals, widely used in jewellery, was defeated again at a CITES meeting this week.
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70% of Great Barrier Reef tourists are rushing to visit before it goes

Tourists are hurrying to experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef before it's gone, says new report.

Human Activity Seriously Damaging Coral Reef

The Barrier Reef shared by Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, the second longest in the world, is being severely damaged by human activities. More...
Fire Coral

Stinging Fire Coral

Fire corals are so called because of their powerful stinging hairs or nematocysts. These are used primarily for defence against fish like parrotfish...