Tag: "earthquake" at biology news
Massive coral death attributed to earthquake
...s death of corals ever recorded as a result of the earthquake
in Aceh, Indonesia on 28 March 2005. The recent s...ave documented, for the first time, the effects of earthquake
uplift on coral reefs. The entire island of Simeulue, with a perimeter of approximately 300 km (186 ...
Bacteria could steady buildings against earthquakes
...convert loose, sandy soil into rock. When a major earthquake
strikes, deep, sandy soils can turn to liquid, with disastrous consequences for buildings sitting on them. Currently, civil engineers can inject chemicals into the soil to bind loose grains together. But these epoxy chemicals may have toxic effects o...
Health of Acehnese reefs in the wake of the tsunami shows human impacts more harmful
...osest to the epicenter of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake
was occasionally spectacular, but surprisingly limited, particularly when compared to damage from chronic human misuse in the region. Less than 100 days after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, a team of ecologists from James Cook University, the Wi...
Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say
...o Indonesia, the country closest to the underwater earthquake
epicenter, the tsunami disrupted lives in many countries, including Thailand, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Officials estimate the total repair cost throughout the affected area at $5.8 billion, while a total of $4.4 billion has been committed to ...
Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment
...to determine the impact of last year's devastating earthquake
and tsunami on the region's coral reefs. The Kha...al reef structure was damaged by the December 2004 earthquake
and tsunami and may provide some early insight into the natural recovery process including the succe...