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Corals -- More complex than you?

The humble coral may possess as many genes ?and possibly even more ...ago researchers in this field were predicting that coral would be found to have about 10,000 genes ?but we’ve found almost that many already and clearly have...

Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures

...and ocean temperature. Close living quarters among coral may make it easy for infection to spread, research...ometers) of Australia's coastline. The colorful coral colonies that attract visitors to the Great Barrier Reef live atop a limestone scaffolding built fro...

Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

... of scientists recording the long-term recovery of coral reefs in Palau and elsewhere. "It appears that coral reefs are very resilient and can bounce back magnificently if subjected to good management practices...

Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs

...someday be harnessed to help protect other fragile coral reefs, Harvell said. The head of the Coral Disea...olution satellite detectors) are related to lethal coral reef epidemics. The warm temperatures that have been occurring worldwide as a result of global war...

Researchers develop marker that identifies energy-producing centers in nerve cells

A protein that causes coral to glow is helping researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to light up brain cells that are critical for the proper functioning of the central nervous system. This fluorescent marker protein may shed light on brain cell defects b...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...f Studies (ARCCoERS) investigated the condition of coral reefs in Pulau Simeulue and Pulau Banyak off Aceh,...he first time, the effects of earthquake uplift on coral reefs. The entire island of Simeulue, with a perimeter of approximately 300 km (186 miles), was rais...

New species of snapper discovered in Brazil

...fferent but interdependent marine habitats such as coral reefs and mangroves. "This discovery that a lar...ich contains the nation's largest concentration of coral reefs. The new species is named for 18th century naturalist Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, whose e...

Are we killing the world's oceans?

...e centuries to come? Are we destroying the world's coral reefs? Why are dead zones in the oceans on the ris... issues as climate change, ocean acidification and coral reefs, the increase in ocean dead zones, scientific and social dynamics during fisheries crises, how...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...merican biological corridor change detection maps; coral reef maps; ocean water quality monitoring services; and mangrove maps. The projects will also investigate wildlife migration processes from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island. Finally, the project will provide a global map of dry lands based on ex...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

...e to successfully manage fisheries associated with coral reefs. Groupers are among the oldest fish on coral reefs, with some species reaching more than 50 years old. Several species only reach reproductive ma...

Baby fish 'smell their way home'

...etres long, manage to find their way to their home coral reef across miles of open sea by using their sense...light on how the breathtaking diversity of fish on coral reefs has arisen. This has major implications for how reefs are managed. "The babies of many cora...

Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'

...er habitats ?including salt marshes, mangroves and coral reefs ?receive 3 to 100-fold more media attention ...al ecosystems, such as salt marshes, mangroves, or coral reefs," said co-author Dr. Robert Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. "Elevating publi...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

...a was used to help monitor the health of Florida's coral reef as part of a field research effort completed ...s, scuba divers recorded the number and species of coral and the extent of bleaching -- corals turn white when tiny algae that live inside them die. Bleachin...

Ocean sampling yields environmental sources of coral symbionts

...y identified algae of the genus known to represent coral symbionts, and has gone on to show that the isolat...bolster future efforts to protect and rehabilitate coral reefs, are reported by a group including Mary Alice Coffroth of the University at Buffalo and appear...

Ongoing collapse of coral reef shark populations

Investigators have revealed that coral reef shark populations are in the midst of rapid d...ef sharks are so-called apex predators on tropical coral reefs and are therefore of significant potential importance to the functioning of coral reef ecosyst...

Fishy cooperation

...tary pair. The moray eel can enter crevices in the coral reef, whereas the grouper hunts in open waters around the reef. Prey can escape from the grouper by hiding in a crevice and from the moray eel by leaving the reef, but prey has nowhere to go if hunted by a combination of these two predators. The art...

Reef warns of sea level rise

... have to cope with under global warming. A fossil coral reef, lying several metres above today's high tide...ies (CoECRS) consider the reef ?the most southerly coral reef yet known ?is a harbinger of what could happen again as global CO2 levels and temperatures rise...

First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands

...scientists will embark on an expedition to explore coral reef biodiversity in the largest fully protected m...d baseline information and foster understanding of coral reef ecosystems globally. The cruise will take place on the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette and depart ...

Coral stress 'like never in history'

Large scale coral die-offs are now occurring more frequently than at...A/Prof. Pandolfi plans to continue studying fossil coral reefs around the world in order to help build a bigger picture of how the world’s reefs have survive...

Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps

...lost fishing gear, and extensive areas of deep-sea coral rubble. ...

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