Coral reef

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

 The boat, which was carrying 102 passengers and 79 crew, became grounded on the reefs and had to be refloated by a tug boat before continuing on its journey.

Mar 14, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

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

On Thursday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) carried out the first survey for 2017 over the area between Cairns and Townsville in Queensland state.

Mar 10, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
‘Weed-like’ algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals: Study

‘Weed-like’ algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals: Study

The research was undertaken at Heron Island, a coral cay on the southern end of the reef using underwater reef experiments and outdoor lab studies.

Feb 07, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

The temperature of the seawater surrounding Japan's Sekiseishoko coral reef was one to two degrees Celsius higher than normal between last June and September.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef not on the verge of extinction

Great Barrier Reef not on the verge of extinction

Australian authorities also insisted UNESCO to put efforts in protecting the natural wonder and creating stiff measures so the Great Barrier does not get harmed.

Dec 04, 2016, 10:52 AM IST
Climate change kills Great Barrier Reef, nature's spectacular treasure no longer with us

Climate change kills Great Barrier Reef, nature's spectacular treasure no longer with us

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been declared officially dead in an obituary written by environmental writer Rowan Jacobsen, for Outside Magazine.

Oct 14, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

South China Sea tribunal: Key findings

A United Nations-backed tribunal issued a damning ruling against China in its long-running dispute with the Philippines.

Jul 12, 2016, 16:18 PM IST
Bleaching kills 35 percent of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Bleaching kills 35 percent of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Results indicated that the worst affected area is located off the coast of Townsville and Papua New Guinea, while in the region located south of Cairns, the average mortality is 5 percent.

May 30, 2016, 12:22 PM IST
600-mile long coral reef discovered at the Amazon!

600-mile long coral reef discovered at the Amazon!

Zee Media Bureau

Apr 25, 2016, 20:29 PM IST
Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Researchers contributing to Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Taskforce found that only 7 percent of the reef has avoided coral bleaching.

Apr 21, 2016, 15:56 PM IST
Watch: First sign of coral bleaching found in Sydney!

Watch: First sign of coral bleaching found in Sydney!

World's largest marine heritage is under threat. For the first time ever, coral population in Sydney Harbour is showing signs of bleaching due to warm waters, according to the scientists.

Apr 20, 2016, 00:40 AM IST

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea: Draft

A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said on Friday.

Apr 24, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

Philippines says China's reclamation causing ecological damage

The Philippines on Monday said China`s reclamation work in the South China Sea had destroyed about 300 acres (1.2 sq km) of coral reef, causing annual estimated losses of $100 million to coastal nations.

Apr 13, 2015, 13:40 PM IST
SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

Several scientists from SAARC countries will come together in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from tomorrow for a five-day workshop that aims to throw light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs and protection of the environment.

Dec 14, 2014, 22:53 PM IST

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

The US will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos (USD 1.9 million) for damage caused by a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said today.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:32 AM IST

Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters.

Feb 01, 2014, 13:16 PM IST

Air pollution stunts coral reef growth

Researchers have for the first time shown a clear link between the speed at which corals grow, and pollution caused by human activity.

Apr 08, 2013, 13:25 PM IST

Sweden`s only coral faces risk of extinction

Sweden`s only remaining cold-water coral reef, the Sacken reef in the Koster Fjord, may become extinct, warn scientists.

Oct 23, 2012, 19:42 PM IST

Satellite data shows warming of Great Barrier Reef

Clear evidence of major changes taking place in the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia, have emerged, based on satellite measurements of sea surface temperatures.

Sep 26, 2012, 15:27 PM IST

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef

Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.

Sep 21, 2012, 08:46 AM IST