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Ocean acidification threatens cold-water coral ecosystems

...roughout the world's oceans. Some cold-water coral reefs are home to more than 1,300 species of animals, a ...t human activities could be threatening cold water reefs in another way. Lead researcher John Guinotte, a marine biogeographer at Marine Conservation Biolog...

Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change

Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar's northeast coast have so far resist...ts use marine resources. They found healthy coral reefs that have avoided bleaching attributed to climate change found in other Indian Ocean reefs. The rese...

Drug discovery team to explore newly discovered deep-sea reefs

...plore for the first time newly discovered deep-sea reefs between Florida and the Bahamas. The reefs were discovered in 2,000 to 2,900 feet of water last December by a University of Miami team using ad...

Brazil creates buffer zone around coral reefs off Atlantic coast

...ine Park to protect the biologically richest coral reefs in the South Atlantic. The buffer zone, created by Brazil's Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA), encompasses nearly 95,000 square kilometers ?an area larger than Portugal ?and protects the entire Abrolhos region off Brazil's centr...

Deep-water discovery

...and collect marine organism samples from these new reefs in 2,000-2,900 feet of water to determine which pr...searchers have suspected since the 1970s that deep reefs lay undiscovered between Miami and Bimini because pieces of reef-building corals had been brought up...

On the track of tiny larvae, a new model elucidates connections in marine ecology

...rsion patterns and details of the ecology of coral reefs across the Caribbean Sea. The work is reported by Heather M. Galindo and Stephen R. Palumbi of Stanford University, and Donald B. Olson of the University of Miami, and appears in the August 22nd issue of Current Biology, published by Cell Press. E...

Pollution threatens coral health by preventing lesions from healing, UCF study shows

...mals can hide and fish can feed," Fauth said. "And reefs where people dive are being degraded." Tissue samples from mustard hill coral were taken from eight Broward County sites, including near-shore and offshore locations at each of four sites: a City of Hollywood treated wastewater outfall, the Port Ev...

How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites

...lar techniques for other ecosystems, such as coral reefs and kelp forests." Wetlands being surveyed as part of the California Sea Grant project: Wetland, County Tomales Bay, Marin Drake's Estero, Marin Bolinas Lagoon, Marin Hayward, Alameda SE San Fran Bay 92, Alameda Coyote Hills Slough, Alameda...

Even a little cooling helps after cardiac arrest

...lar techniques for other ecosystems, such as coral reefs and kelp forests." Wetlands being surveyed as part of the California Sea Grant project: Wetland, County Tomales Bay, Marin Drake's Estero, Marin Bolinas Lagoon, Marin Hayward, Alameda SE San Fran Bay 92, Alameda Coyote Hills Slough, Alameda...

Ecosystem services and invasive species

... loss of biodiversity in the rainforests and coral reefs that we at least start to learn what is in our own backyards. Tennessee and neighboring states contain the world's richest diversity of freshwater mussels. How can we start to protect these mussels, if we don't even know what's in our local rivers?...

Global warming may have damaged coral reefs forever

...stating effect on some of the world's finest coral reefs than previously assumed, suggests the first report...al and fish communities. Large sections of coral reefs and much of the marine life they support may be wiped out for good, say the international team of re...

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

...d's ocean resources. For decades tropical coral reefs have battled for survival against a complex array ... over-fishing. In particular, the health of the reefs is being compromised by the live reef fish trade, a serious threat that has prompted scientists to c...

UNH researcher restoring oyster reefs to Great Bay

...s established goal of restoring 20 acres of oyster reefs by 2010. "I hope we're going to have a bay with a ...th disease-resistant young oysters. Natural oyster reefs are formed by live oysters atop mounds of empty shells; one initiative of Grizzle's lab is solicitin...

Corals switch skeleton material as seawater changes

... as the future of the ecologically important coral reefs that it builds, Ries said, especially at a time wh...ucial to nearshore tropical ecosystems because the reefs they build are inhabited by tens of thousands of marine animals, plants, algae and bacteria that mak...

Report warns about carbon dioxide threats to marine life

...e threatened because corals may be unable to build reefs as fast as erosion wears away the reefs. "This threat is hitting coral reefs at the same time that they are being hit by warming-induced mass bleaching events," Langdon says. Ma...

Stormy days ahead for coral reefs

...al climate change will have major effects on coral reefs ?and has important implications for their future m...natural distribution of coral types on present-day reefs as well as for projecting how they will change in response to more violent or frequent storms, the r...

Batfish to the rescue!

... Reef Studies (CoECRS) who were studying how coral reefs are lost to weed were astonished when, after remov...cleaned up most of the weed. "Worldwide, coral reefs are in decline," says Professor Dave Bellwood of CoECRS and James Cook University. "Commonly this ta...

Coral reefs are increasingly vulnerable to angry oceans

...dict how these events impact the dynamics of coral reefs we needed a way to quantify these vulnerabilities....natural distribution of coral types on present-day reefs as well as for projecting how they will change in response to more violent or frequent storms, accor...

Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves

Healthy coral reefs provide their adjacent coasts with substantially m...as an example. The model demonstrates that healthy reefs offer the coast at least twice as much protection as dead reefs. The finding provides the first quan...

Fish species plays surprise role in aiding coral reef recovery

...y complex—forces that influence the state of coral reefs under ecological stress. The work appears in the D...James Cook University. The world’s tropical coral reefs are under threat from overfishing, habitat modification, and global warming. One of the most visible...

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