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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

'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
Sensitive issues could damage ties with US military: China

Sensitive issues could damage ties with US military: China

Failure to properly handle sensitive issues between the US and China could 'very likely disturb and undermine' their military-to-military relations, a top Chinese official told US National Security Advisor Susan Rice Monday. 

Jul 25, 2016, 17:00 PM IST
View from space: Beautiful reefs of Bahamas

View from space: Beautiful reefs of Bahamas

NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, who is the commander of the International Space Station (ISS) has been showering us with many breathtaking images of the Earth from space.

May 07, 2016, 10:36 AM IST
Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Ocean alert: 93% of Great Barier Reef hit by coral bleaching – Watch!

Researchers contributing to Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Taskforce found that only 7 percent of the reef has avoided coral bleaching.

Apr 21, 2016, 15:56 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Stud reveals Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section.

Mar 29, 2016, 19:22 PM 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
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.

Aug 17, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

US says South China Sea reclamations stoke instability

 China`s land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to conflict, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a conference in Jakarta.

May 20, 2015, 14:45 PM IST
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.

Sep 30, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Dredging can double fatal disease risks in corals: Study

A new study has revealed that coral reefs face more than twice as much coral disease risks at dredging sites than at control sites.

Jul 17, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

How one of Earth`s oldest reefs was formed 550m years ago

A new research has revealed one of these reefs located on dry land in Namibia was built almost 550 million years ago by the first animals to have hard shells.

Jun 27, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

Reefs coped mass extinction earlier than Earth

Researchers had always assumed it took the Earth as long as five million years to recover from the species collapse.

Oct 02, 2011, 19:37 PM IST

Soft corals are key building blocks of reefs

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.

Aug 17, 2011, 19:32 PM IST

Robot finds reefs in unexplored deep sea waters in Australia

A high-tech underwater robot has discovered diverse coral reefs living in the deep waters.

May 20, 2011, 12:58 PM IST

Robot finds reefs in unexplored deep sea waters in Australia

A high-tech underwater robot has discovered diverse coral reefs living in the deep waters.

May 20, 2011, 12:58 PM IST

Puerto Rico aims to protect newly discovered reefs

The reefs — at a depth of up to 500 feet (152 meters) in an area 12 miles (19 kilometers) across — were recently discovered.

Jan 14, 2011, 10:35 AM IST