Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters.
Researchers have for the first time shown a clear link between the speed at which corals grow, and pollution caused by human activity.
Sweden`s only remaining cold-water coral reef, the Sacken reef in the Koster Fjord, may become extinct, warn scientists.
Clear evidence of major changes taking place in the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia, have emerged, based on satellite measurements of sea surface temperatures.
Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.
Scientists have found that a part of Great Barrier Reef, world`s largest coral reef has been growing at a rapid rate in sediment-laden marine environments, a condition believed to be detrimental to reef growth.
Top marine scientists have sounded an alarm over the plight of coral reefs worldwide and the livelihood of millions of people dependent on them.
Intense climate change drove coral reefs to a total ecosystem collapse lasting thousands of years, a study has revealed.
Seagrass could help reduce the acidity of water surrounding coral reefs, protecting them from erosion, scientists have found.
Cardinal fish can go to great lengths to protect their young. That means starving or even putting up with a jealous spouse - and often, dying young for their sake, a study reveals.
Australian scientists have discovered the molecular mechanism that leads to mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth’s climate changes.
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