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Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:12

Many of the Caribbean`s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a new report which found that healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50 per cent in the past four decades.

NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 17:01

Australian scientists are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef - the world`s largest coral reef system - from polluted land run-off.

Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 13:16

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.

New coral reef species discovered in Gambier Islands

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 22:06

Scientists have discovered a new coral reef species from the remote Gambier Islands in French Polynesia.

New coral reef species discovered in Gambier Islands

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 15:59

Scientists have discovered a new coral reef species from the remote Gambier Islands in French Polynesia.

Air pollution stunts coral reef growth

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 13:25

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

Sweden`s only coral faces risk of extinction

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 19:42

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

Google adds coral reef panoramas to its maps

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 16:41

Now, explore the world of beautiful reefs at a click of a button as Google has added the corals to their maps for the first time.

Satellite data shows warming of Great Barrier Reef

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 15:27

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

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 08:46

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

Part of world`s largest coral reef thriving in muddy waters

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 18:56

Scientists have found that a part of Great Barrier Reef, world`s largest coral reef has been growing at a rapid rate in sediment-laden marine environments, a condition believed to be detrimental to reef growth.

Protect coral reefs, say scientists

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 12:35

Top marine scientists have sounded an alarm over the plight of coral reefs worldwide and the livelihood of millions of people dependent on them.