Coral reefs likely to disappear by mid-century
Coral reefs likely to disappear by mid-century

Coral reefs are likely to disappear from the planet by mid-century even if world leaders agree on efforts to limit a temperature increase to less than two degree Celsius by the end of the century at December's Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, scientists have warned.

Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study
Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study

The coral reefs that have protected Pacific islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly, says a new study.

Abu Dhabi sets up coral reef monitoring stations
Abu Dhabi sets up coral reef monitoring stations

Abu Dhabi authorities have set up 10 new monitoring and control stations for surveying the condition of its coral reefs, a media report said on Tuesday.

World must cut pollution to save marine life, study warns

If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said today.

Coral gardening beckons eco-tourists to restore reefs
Coral gardening beckons eco-tourists to restore reefs

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs
Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Corals adapting to global warming: Study
Corals adapting to global warming: Study

At a time when global warming is threatening the very survival of coral reefs, some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, a new study says.

Climate engineering may better protect coral reefs

When it comes to protecting coral reefs from rising seawater temperature, climate engineering could be a better method than conventional carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation strategies, new research says.

ASEAN warns Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in South China Sea

 Chinese island-building efforts in the disputed South China Sea, where airstrips are being built on coral reefs, risk undermining "peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned at a regional summit on Monday.

Oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion: WWF
Oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion: WWF

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources, WWF warned today.

Algal species help corals survive in extreme heat

A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs of the Persian Gulf that helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius.

World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought
World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought

A new study has recently revealed that world's marine species are up to nine times likelier to become extinct than formerly thought.

Genes decide colour diversity in coral reefs
Genes decide colour diversity in coral reefs

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered the genetic basis which allows corals to produce their stunning range of colours.

Changing ocean conditions threatening coral reef
Changing ocean conditions threatening coral reef

 A new study has revealed that lowering of the ocean's pH is making it harder for corals to grow their skeletons and easier for bioeroding organisms to tear them down.

Scientists predict worst 'coral bleaching' in 20 years
Scientists predict worst 'coral bleaching' in 20 years

Researchers have recently stated that Pacific may potentially record the worst coral bleaching ever set to happen in 20 years.

Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist
Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said here.

Scientists call for pro-active role to protect coral reefs
Scientists call for pro-active role to protect coral reefs

Scientists have stressed on a pro-active role by concerned agencies for conserving coral reefs that are currently facing wrath of human and environmental interventions.

Coral reefs facing heat of thermal, chemical impact: Experts
Coral reefs facing heat of thermal, chemical impact: Experts

Coral reefs which are home to over 25 per cent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said.

Ocean acidification slowly damaging coral reefs
Ocean acidification slowly damaging coral reefs

Scientists have found that acidification in ocean can lead to disintegration of the coral reefs.

Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's
Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's

A new study has found that coral growth rates have plunged 40 percent in since the mid 1970s.