coral

Home sealife coral

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 reef

Climate Change Remains a Threat to Corals

Hopes that coral reefs might be able to survive, and recover from, bleaching caused by climate change have grown dimmer for certain coral species. It was previously thought that corals may be able to take up stress-tolerant algae to provide critical nutrients, but they cannot do this for any length of time.
Frog Fish, Australia

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.

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,...
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.

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...
Bullethead Parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus

Coral reef fish ‘help protect jobs’

Jobs, ecotourism and diving industries can benefit from having a diverse supply of weed-eating fish on the world’s coral reefs, scientists say. Despite their small size, relative to the sharks and whales that often get more attention, herbivorous fish play a vital role in maintaining the health of coral reefs, which support the livelihoods of 500 million people worldwide, according to a study published this month in the journal Ecology.

Red Sea Coral can Survive Climate Change, but not Sewage and Excess Nutrients

Over the last 30 years, half of the world's coral reefs have suffered significant damage due to climate change and acidification. The last three...

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....
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.