This coral reef is super resilient. Here’s the plan to save it

Red Sea coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba withstand water temperature irregularities that decimate other corals. It's time to save them, say researchers.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change conservation ecosystems earth-and-environment corals

Pollution cuts can prevent coral bleaching when things get hot

"...it is possible to take some local actions such as reducing nutrient pollution to give reefs a chance, at least in the near term."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change conservation pollution nitrogen temperature oceans earth-and-environment corals

Fishing for ‘herbivores of the sea’ could risk coral reefs

Fishing practices that selectively remove large parrotfish could put corals at risk, researchers warn.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: fish fishing coral-reefs oceans earth-and-environment corals

Things are looking dire for Gulf Coast coral reefs

"The best-case scenario is that we have rapid and widespread reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the near term, the next 20 years. The corals in the Gulf of Mexico are hardy."

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change conservation oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment corals

Coral meals come with side order of microplastics

"If corals constantly are dealing with microplastics, it might not kill them, but there will be less energy for them to grow and to reproduce."

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
Dec. 5, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change oceans earth-and-environment corals plastics

Corals show intense El Niño swings during Industrial Age

Stronger El Niño events are part of a strange climate pattern that appears unique to the Industrial Age, according to coral records spanning millennia.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change el-nino temperature weather pacific-ocean earth-and-environment corals la-nina

What a million corals in 2,500 reefs tell us about saving them

Researchers examined more than a million corals one-by-one for a new study on what we can do to save reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
Aug. 14, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change conservation oceans algae earth-and-environment corals

With smart action, hope isn’t lost for coral reefs

"...we know enough of the science to act—and with the effects of climate change only increasing, we have little time to waste..."

U. Washington • futurity
July 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change conservation earth-and-environment corals

‘Refugee corals’ move to escape warming seas

New research offers "a nugget of hope for the resilience and survival of coral reefs."

U. Washington • futurity
July 17, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change oceans earth-and-environment corals

This strategy may be best to save corals from climate change

Corals are under threat from climate change, reef destruction, bleaching, and more, but one conservation method shows particular promise.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
July 2, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change conservation earth-and-environment corals

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