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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Pollution killing corals in Vietnam

Pollution killing corals in Vietnam

Many coral reefs under the sea off Phu Quoc island, off southern Vietnam, have disappeared due to climate change and water pollution over the past several years, the media reported on Monday.

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.

Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study

Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study

The coral reefs that have protected Pacific islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly, says a new study.

Abu Dhabi sets up coral reef monitoring stations

Abu Dhabi sets up coral reef monitoring stations

Abu Dhabi authorities have set up 10 new monitoring and control stations for surveying the condition of its coral reefs, a media report said on Tuesday.

World must cut pollution to save marine life, study warns

If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said today.

Coral gardening beckons eco-tourists to restore reefs

Coral gardening beckons eco-tourists to restore reefs

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Corals adapting to global warming: Study

Corals adapting to global warming: Study

At a time when global warming is threatening the very survival of coral reefs, some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, a new study says.

Climate engineering may better protect coral reefs

When it comes to protecting coral reefs from rising seawater temperature, climate engineering could be a better method than conventional carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation strategies, new research says.

ASEAN warns Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in South China Sea

 Chinese island-building efforts in the disputed South China Sea, where airstrips are being built on coral reefs, risk undermining "peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned at a regional summit on Monday.