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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.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef corals lead to super sunscreen

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 19:31

In a step forward in the fight against skin cancer, scientists in Australia claimed to have developed a super sunscreen which mimics the natural sun protection used by Great Barrier Reef corals.

Some corals surviving higher temperatures

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 11:29

Some coral reefs in the Arabian or Persian Gulf are surviving harsher temperatures, even though many are gradually dying under the impact of global warming, say researchers.

Deepest corals in Great Barrier Reef discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 15:50

Scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef in Australia have discovered the deepest corals yet, 125 metres below the ocean`s surface where waters are as dark as night.

Corals may quit warming oceans?

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 22:40

Corals could quit equitorial seas as the warming trend continues unabated, according to new evidence unearthed by marine scientists.

Algae make corals vulnerable to bleaching

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 13:48

Corals may be more severely impacted by climate warming when they contain too many symbiotic algae

Sea levels may rise much higher, says study

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 12:44

Sea levels may rise much higher than previously thought, suggests a new study on fossil corals, which shows how warmer climes in the past promoted dramatic melting of polar ice sheets.

Acidic oceans endangering baby corals

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 15:17

Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.

Can corals survive more acidic oceans?

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 17:16

Corals may yet be able to survive the acidification of the world`s oceans, escaping the effects of climatic devastation.

Some corals `could survive global warming`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 13:04

Some corals could survive global warming, say scientists.

Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 15:52

Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says.

Soft corals are key building blocks of reefs

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 19:32

Scientists have long believed that soft corals, one of the many endangered elements of marine life, are only minor contributors to the structure of coral reefs.