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Scientists develop sun shield to prevent coral bleaching

The sun shield is made from an ultra-thin biodegradable film that is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and contains calcium carbonate, the same ingredient corals use to make their hard skeletons, Efe news quoted GBRF as saying.

Mar 27, 2018, 12:32 PM IST

Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to the burden of climate-related disease outbreaks that have already had an impact on coral reefs globally.

Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 AM IST

Ancient jumping genes may give corals new lease of life

The team conducted analyses to find out which genes were turned on or off when Symbiodinium was exposed to heat stress.

Jan 01, 2018, 14:15 PM IST

Coral transplant may help save Great Barrier Reef

The success of this new research not only applies to the Great Barrier Reef but has potential global significance.

Nov 26, 2017, 19:56 PM IST

New hope for Great Barrier Reef: Scientists say rare giant sea snail can get rid of threat

Scientists including those from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, are investigating the potential of natural predators of COTS to curb populations.

Sep 18, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching

These micro-algae are called Symbiodinium, a genus of primary producers found in corals that are essential for reef health and, thereby, critical to ocean productivity, said researchers from University of New South Wales in Australia.

Jul 21, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Australia`s management of the Great Barrier Reef has come under sustained criticism amid the biggest ever coral die-off as a result of the strongest El Nino in 20 years, a weather event that scientists believe is exacerbated by climate change.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

'Perfect storm' led to mass bleaching in Great Barrier Reef

A 2016 aerial survey of the northern Great Barrier Reef showed that 90 per cent of reefs in some of these areas were severely bleached.

Jul 04, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Worth of Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at US $42 billion, study says 'it's too big to fail'

The study, based on six months' analysis, comes as the reef suffers an unprecedented second straight year of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change with the problems compounded this year by a powerful cyclone pummelling the area. 

Jun 26, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Initial aerial and in-water surveys confirmed that about 29% of shallow water corals died from bleaching during 2016, up from the previous estimate of 22%, with the reef currently experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of bleaching.

May 29, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 km, leaving only the southern third unscathed  said professor Terry Hughes, Director of the James Cook University's Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:41 PM IST

Halting global warming only way to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Climate change is the single greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef, said co-author professor Morgan Pratchett, from Queensland's James Cook University.

Mar 16, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

On Thursday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) carried out the first survey for 2017 over the area between Cairns and Townsville in Queensland state.

Mar 10, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

‘Weed-like’ algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals: Study

The research was undertaken at Heron Island, a coral cay on the southern end of the reef using underwater reef experiments and outdoor lab studies.

Feb 07, 2017, 00:09 AM IST

Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

The temperature of the seawater surrounding Japan's Sekiseishoko coral reef was one to two degrees Celsius higher than normal between last June and September.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

A swathe of corals bleached in the northern third of the 2,300-kilometre (1,429-mile) long biodiverse site off the Queensland state coast died after an unprecedented bleaching earlier this year as sea temperatures rose.

Oct 26, 2016, 07:33 AM IST

Great Barrier Reef quickly recuperating from coral bleaching epidemic!

Things certainly appeared bad for them as the bleaching slowly travelled further covering more distance as months passed.

Sep 13, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

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. 

Aug 29, 2016, 14:13 PM IST

Coral bleaching caught on camera for first time – Watch!

 What's really interesting is just how quickly and violently the coral forcefully evicted its resident symbionts, says Brett Lewis.

Aug 16, 2016, 18:59 PM IST

Mass coral bleaching catastrophe hits Maldives, about 60% coral colonies under threat

According to the Guardian, The Maldives contains around 3% of the world’s coral reefs and the islands are considered particularly at risk of climate change because they are low-lying and threatened by sea level rises.

Aug 09, 2016, 09:14 AM IST