News tagged with coral ecosystems

Viruses could be the key to healthy corals

Corals are an invaluable part of the marine ecosystem, fostering biodiversity and protecting coastlines. But they're also increasingly endangered. Pathogenic bacteria, along with pollution and harmful fishing ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in Ecology
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Viruses linked to algae that control coral health

Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and they say the viruses could play a role in ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems

Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming. Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Ecology
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Coral reef study traces indirect effects of overfishing

A study of the tropical coral reef system along the coastline of Kenya has found dramatic effects of overfishing that could threaten the long-term health of the reefs. Led by scientists at the University of California, Santa ...

dateFeb 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Scientists call for no-take coral sea park

More than 300 eminent scientists from 21 other countries around the world today urged the Australian Federal Government to create the world's largest no-take marine reserve in the Coral Sea.

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Environment
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