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 | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

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 | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change conservation 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 | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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

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 | July 2, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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

IVF corals can take the heat of a warmer world

As oceans warm and get more acidic, corals are under threat. Now, researchers are breeding tougher corals with in vitro fertilization.

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne | April 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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

Not all coral reefs mind warm water

For some corals, a little extra heat isn't a big deal. But reefs aren't out of the woods yet.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | March 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment citizen-scientists climate-change corals oceans reefs

When corals go extinct, it hurts the survivors

"Corals and humans both may do well on their own in good times. But when disaster strikes, friends may become essential."

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech | Feb. 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured biodiversity conservation corals extinction oceans

Virtual reality connects students to reef die-offs

"When done right, these experiences can feel real, and can give learners a lasting sense of connectedness."

Stanford | Dec. 5, 2018 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology conservation corals education oceans virtual-reality

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