Soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from severe weather events such as Hurricane Irma in 2017, according to a new study.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~5 min
Human-created noise can disrupt the behavior, physiology, reproduction, and ecosystems of whales and other ocean life. It can even lead to death.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
But these 'cold-water coral' are threatened by accelerating sea currents.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~5 min
A new method works like a blood test to identify heat-stressed corals that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~4 min
Humans have caused ecosystems to collapse on purpose for millennia, to grow food or build settlements. But unplanned collapses are a different matter.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
Standing 500m (1,640ft) tall, the "blade-like" reef was found off Australia's far north.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
Charles Darwin's theory about the formation of atolls is elegant, but doesn't reflect key information: sea level. Researchers now correct his work.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~12 min
Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Sexual reproduction helps keep coral colonies diverse and resilient. Now, scientists are doing it in a lab to restock flagging reefs.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
MV Wakashio ran aground on coral reef on 25 July and is now leaking oil.
Aug. 9, 2020 • ~3 min