Coral Reefs

Coral reefs threatened by ocean acidification; may dissolve before 2100: Study

Coral reefs threatened by ocean acidification; may dissolve before 2100: Study

Most studies show that acidification will be overwhelmingly bad for ocean life, also threatening creatures such as oysters, lobsters, and crabs.  

Feb 24, 2018, 18:11 PM IST
Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to the burden of climate-related disease outbreaks that have already had an impact on coral reefs globally.

Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
Coral reefs can adapt to climate change, says study

Coral reefs can adapt to climate change, says study

Researchers found that some corals in the normally cool waters of the Cook Islands carry genetic variants that predispose them to heat tolerance.

Nov 02, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
'Sightless' corals relish the taste of plastic, says study

'Sightless' corals relish the taste of plastic, says study

Visual cues, such as a resemblance to prey, do not factor into the appeal because corals have no eyes.

Oct 25, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
Can coral reefs survive rapid pace of climate change?

Can coral reefs survive rapid pace of climate change?

The researchers from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have recommended for future research.

Sep 02, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Sunscreens may protect your skin, but they may be destroying coral reefs!

Sunscreens may protect your skin, but they may be destroying coral reefs!

With these findings, the scientists have reason to believe that climate change is not the only one to blame where coral damage is concerned.

Apr 29, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
Halting global warming only way to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Halting global warming only way to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Climate change is the single greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef, said co-author professor Morgan Pratchett, from Queensland's James Cook University.

Mar 16, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change

Scientists to test 50 coral reefs to seek ways to counter climate change

Last year was the warmest on record the third time in a row, damaging corals from Australia`s Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean, a loss for fragile species and a threat to coastal economies in the magnitude of billions of dollars.

Feb 24, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Corals affected by climate change recover deficiently, says study

Corals affected by climate change recover deficiently, says study

As per the study, corals that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by climate change are deeply damaged an have little chances of recovery.

Jan 26, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

'World witnessed longest bleaching event in past two years'

In 2016, bleaching hit 90 per cent of coral on the iconic Great Barrier Reef and killed more than 20 per cent of the reef's coral, researchers said.

Jan 05, 2017, 20:44 PM IST
Deep sea corals face threat from climate change, global warming

Deep sea corals face threat from climate change, global warming

As per the report, North Atlantic coral populations face this threat and scientists have warned that changing winter weather conditions may upset fragile marine ecosystems.

Nov 28, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
Could 3D printing save our coral reefs? - Watch

Could 3D printing save our coral reefs? - Watch

The WWF estimates that 50% of the world's coral reefs has disappeared in the last 30 years. 

Aug 29, 2016, 14:13 PM IST
NASA's CORAL mission to map coral reefs from 23,000 feet!

NASA's CORAL mission to map coral reefs from 23,000 feet!

Up till now, scientists have been studying coral reefs up close in the water. But now, NASA has decided to study them differently – from 23,000 feet above.

Jun 09, 2016, 21:57 PM IST
Malaysia comes up with 1 million hectare marine park; allows commercial fishing!

Malaysia comes up with 1 million hectare marine park; allows commercial fishing!

The intention behind creating the marine park is to manage, rather than ban fishing operations entirely.

Jun 02, 2016, 00:37 AM IST
See pic: Beautiful snapshot of Caribbean coral reefs from space

See pic: Beautiful snapshot of Caribbean coral reefs from space

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Tim Kopra, NASA astronaut yet again mesmerized his followers with his latest tweet of a beautiful image of Caribbean coral reefs from space.

Apr 17, 2016, 09:58 AM IST
Blowing bubbles through oceans may help protect coral reefs

Blowing bubbles through oceans may help protect coral reefs

"Ocean acidification makes it difficult for corals to calcify and makes it easier to erode these skeletal remains, threatening the integrity of the entire reef," Koweek said.

Mar 27, 2016, 15:44 PM IST
World about to face longest coral die-off!

World about to face longest coral die-off!

The US National Oceaninc and Atmospheric Administration highlighted this bleaching event in late 2015 and also warned that this process will continue till 2017, making it one of the longest such event on record.

Mar 02, 2016, 19:29 PM IST
Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

The research was conducted in a lagoon on the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2014.  

Feb 26, 2016, 10:52 AM IST
Chinese fishermen destroy coral reefs in South China Sea

Chinese fishermen destroy coral reefs in South China Sea

Chinese fishermen are deliberately destroying the coral reefs in South China Sea.

Dec 16, 2015, 13:31 PM IST
Third global bleaching event to impact coral reefs

Third global bleaching event to impact coral reefs

Coral reefs will be subjected to stressful environment conditions due to the third global bleaching event driven by the change in climatic conditions.

Oct 08, 2015, 11:28 AM IST