Ocean warming threatens coral reefs and soon could make it harder to restore them

Hundreds of organizations are working around the world to restore damaged coral reefs. New research shows that rapid ocean warming threatens these efforts.

Shawna Foo, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Arizona State University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Coral reefs that glow bright neon during bleaching offer hope for recovery – new study

While most corals turn ghostly white when they bleach, some turn neon purple. Scientists were baffled – until now.

Cecilia D'Angelo, Senior Research Fellow, Coral Reef Laboratory, University of Southampton • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Panel discussion honoring James McCarthy brings experts and innovative ideas to campus

Experts from Harvard and beyond gathered Monday to discuss the oceans’ plight in a warming world, offering hopeful solutions despite the often bleak assessment prompted by warming, pollution, acidification, and coral bleaching.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 19, 2019 ~6 min