This image was taken on September 5, 2018 and shows a masked butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) swimming over a reef in the Ras Mohamed Egyptian marine reserve off the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Emily Irving-Swift, Agence France-Presse TOKYO, Japan – Hawaiian "supercoreals" who have recovered despite living in warm and acid waters, hope that dying reefs could be rescued …Read More »
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Dying on the Great Barrier Reef: Scientists are trying to save the world's coral reefs using satellites
Great Barrier Reef – There is a good reason why marine scientist Chris Roelfsema is studying coral reefs. "25 percent of all marine animals depend on the coral reef," he said. The reefs could be near the bottom of the food chain of the ocean. To study what is happening down there, the scientists are climbing. They're using hundreds of …Read More »
Florida's Key West bans sunscreen, which scientists claim to contribute to the "bleaching" of coral reefs.
Florida's Key West bans sunscreen ingredients that scientists claim to bleach coral reefs. Sunscreen containing two specific chemicals will soon no longer be sold in Key West, Florida, as they have probably been known as "bleaching" the coral reef. The Key West City Commission voted to ban the sale of sunscreen containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are normally …Read More »
About four years after the worst mass bleaching event in Hawaii, scientists are "excited" when they say the state's coral reefs are finally stabilizing growth and stabilization. The healthier reefs were usually out of the reach of excessive human impact, but even the vulnerable cauliflower coral species, which were blanched to 98% in 2015, showed signs of recovery. to the …Read More »
Recent Emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered delivered the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 16, 2019, 18:19 GMT By Associated Press KEY WEST, Florida – Key West officials took the first steps to ban the sale of two-ingredient sunscreens that could harm corals reefs. The Miami Herald reports that …Read More »
Oyster harvesting in the Gulf of Mexico has been declining for decades. Tyler Jones / UF / IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones Hide Caption Switch caption Tyler Jones / UF / IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico have been declining for decades. Tyler Jones / UF / IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones Before Cedar Key …Read More »
Man postpones retirement to rescue reefs after accidentally discovering how coral can grow 40 times faster
A fortunate accident by a man has given new hope to the recovery of coral reefs around the world. Dr. David Vaughan stumbled upon the groundbreaking discovery while working with corals at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida. He had tried to remove a coral from the bottom of a tank when it broke into a dozen pieces. To his …Read More »
Man-made climate change is paralyzing the oyster industry in Texas. Can hybrid reefs help clams survive?
A new Nature Conservancy project aims to rebuild oyster reefs that can withstand hurricanes, floods and over-harvests. The Gulf of Mexico is about to house a new species of oyster reef in its waters. In November, Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental conservation program, launched a unique restoration project that will build a 60-acre reef in Copano Bay, an estuary on …Read More »
Ruth Gates, a renowned marine biologist dedicated to saving the world's fragile coral reefs from the overwhelming effects of warming water temperatures, died on October 25 in Kailua, Hawaii. She was 56 years old. The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at Manoa Gates was director announced her death at Castle Hospital. Robin Burton-Gates, her wife, said the cause was complications …Read More »
By Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times Ruth Gates, a renowned marine biologist dedicated to saving the delicate coral reefs of the world from the dampening effects of warming water temperatures, died on the 25th. October Kailua, Hawaii. She was 56 years old. Manoa's Director of Marine Biology, where Gates was director, announced her death at Castle Hospital. Robin Burton-Gates, …Read More »