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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

'Sightless' corals relish the taste of plastic, says study

Visual cues, such as a resemblance to prey, do not factor into the appeal because corals have no eyes.

Oct 25, 2017, 17:02 PM 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

‘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

Corals affected by climate change recover deficiently, says study

As per the study, corals that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by climate change are deeply damaged an have little chances of recovery.

Jan 26, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

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.

Oct 08, 2015, 11:28 AM IST

Rainbow of glowing coral found deep in Red Sea

Glowing coral that displays a surprising array of colours has been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red Sea, says a new study by Israeli researchers.

Jun 25, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

New heat-tolerant algal species discovered in Abu Dhabi corals

A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs off United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, an organism that helps corals survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius, temperatures that would be lethal to corals elsewhere in the world.

Mar 02, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

Algal species help corals survive in extreme heat

A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs of the Persian Gulf that helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius.

Mar 01, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Great Barrier Reef can decline to less than 10% if ocean warming continues

A new study has revealed that Australia's Great Barrier Reef could lose 90 percent of its living corals if ocean warming continues.

Jan 23, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

Odds slashed on Louis van Gaal leaving Manchester United

British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United`s humiliating 4-0 defeat by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup by slashing the odds on manager Louis van Gaal leaving the club.

Aug 27, 2014, 17:46 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

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

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.

Jul 02, 2014, 18:12 PM IST

Corals could hold key to future bone grafting procedures

A new research suggests that sea corals could soon be used more extensively in bone grafting procedures.

Nov 30, 2013, 14:56 PM IST

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef corals lead to super sunscreen

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.

Jul 30, 2013, 19:31 PM IST

Corals may quit warming oceans?

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

Dec 12, 2012, 22:40 PM IST

Algae make corals vulnerable to bleaching

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

Oct 15, 2012, 13:48 PM IST

Can corals survive more acidic oceans?

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

Apr 02, 2012, 17:16 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