Fish and coral can smell bad neighbourhoods

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighbourhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs, scientists say.

Australia claims substantial progress on reef protection

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

How the purple and pink sunscreens of reef corals work

New research by the University of Southampton has found a mechanism as to how corals use their pink and purple hues as sunscreen to protect them against harmful sunlight.

Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs

Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef?

How virus power kills corals

Researchers have found the secret behind how virus bleaches and kills corals.

`Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming`

Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world`s first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive the ravages of warming.

Some coral species may be able to adapt to global warming

A new study has revealed that some coral species may be able to adapt to warmer oceans.

`Just 10 yrs left to save Oz`s Great Barrier Reef`

An expert has warned that time is running out to save the reef.

Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico

Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Scientists find damage to coral near BP well

federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor.

Scientists find 10 new coral species in Hawaii

Scientists find 10 new species of coral in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Death of coral reefs could devastate nations

Coral reefs are dying, and scientists and governments around the world are contemplating what will happen if they disappear altogether.

Demise of coral, salamander show impact of Web

The Internet has emerged as one of the greatest threats to rare species, fuelling the illegal wildlife trade and making it easier to buy everything from live baby lions to wine made from tiger bones.

Bangladesh tries to save lone coral island

Bangladesh has ordered a building freeze on its lone coral island in a bid to save its wildlife and natural beauty from a boom in construction fuelled by tourism, its environment minister said on Tuesday.

Coral reefs may be affected due to sea warming

Coral reefs, the most diverse marine habitat that support half-a-million species, may start losing dominance from Indian seas starting 2030 following increase in sea temperature, says a new study.

New species of coral, sponges found near Hawaii

New and dramatic species of coral and sponges have been found in the Pacific during deep sea dives near the N-W Hawaiian Islands, scientists said Monday.

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