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Algae grown in the laboratory could help protect corals from climate change

© Provided by Popular Science Hardy Reef in Queensland, Australia, which is still healthy and alive Coral reefs are in trouble. In April, Australian scientists reported that the Great Barrier Reef was suffering from another large-scale coral bleaching episode – the third in five years. This year’s bleaching appears to be more common than that of marine heat waves in …

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The Florida Aquarium is the world’s first aquarium to reproduce fluted cactus corals in human care

© The Florida Aquarium The fluted cactus coral that multiplied. The Florida Aquarium has made a breakthrough that will help save America’s Great Barrier Reef, the third largest coral reef in the world. For the first time in world history, the aquarium in Tampa, Florida, has successfully reproduced fluted cactus corals in human care. The corals are just one of …

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The Florida Aquarium was just the first in the world to reproduce fluted cactus corals in human care

For the first time in world history, the aquarium in Tampa, Florida, has successfully reproduced fluted cactus corals in human care. The corals are just one of many species rescued from Florida waters by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the NOAA Fisheries after the state’s coral reefs suffered a major outbreak in 2014. Scientists are now taking …

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3D-printed “bionic corals” mimic the photosynthetic power of a reef – TechCrunch

The mass extinction of coral reefs is a global catastrophe, but the extent of their success as organisms has lessons for science. A typical example: These 3D-printed “bionic corals” by Cambridge researchers are more than just scaffolds for fragile microorganisms – they are made up of them. When 3D-printed corals seem familiar, a few years ago, some other researchers suggested …

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef begins annual spawning of mass corals, Australia / NZ News & Top Stories

SYDNEY (AFP) – A mass spawning of coral has begun on the Australian Great Barrier Reef. Early signs indicate that the annual event could be one of the largest in recent years, local marine biologists said Sunday (November 17). Buffeted Rising sea temperatures and fading coral caused by climate change cause the largest reef system in the world to be …

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Some corals grow more deadly & # 39; Warming up

In this undated photo of Science Advances, Cladocora caespitosa coral polyps are submerged in water near the Columbretes islands in the Mediterranean Sea see For the first time, scientists found that corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered – a glimmer of hope for the reefs of the world threatened by climate change. The …

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PortMiami dredging has killed half a million corals, as the study by Miami Waterkeeper shows

Coral reefs are more than just unique, irreplaceable ecosystems full of natural wonders of the earth: studies show they also act as natural storm surge barriers that help break up gigantic waves before they roll over cities like Miami. Florida's reefs are worth $ 1.6 billion worth of property, according to a recent study. Meanwhile, the cruise industry is sending …

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After bleaching, corals of the Great Barrier Reef do not jump back quickly

Enlarge / Bleached Coral in March 2017. The Australian Great Barrier Reef was hit hard by warm seawater in 2016 and 2017. Disasters in the background were filled with widespread coral extinctions. During the heat of ocean waves, corals must drive out the single-celled symbiots that are photosynthesized in them. The corals thus get a pale white color – a …

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