Lathering up with sunscreen may prevent sunburn and protect against cancer, but it is also killing coral reefs around the world.
Some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, and humans can help to spread these genes, a team of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, the Australian Institute ...
Fieldwork in Indonesia and Malaysia by researcher Sancia van der Meij from Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands lead to the discovery of a new coral-dwelling gall crab. The new gall crab, named Lithoscaptus semperi, ...
Researchers in Australia have found that where baby corals choose to settle is influenced by ocean temperature and the presence of their symbiotic algae in the water.
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
It seems that coral reefs are experiencing something their human counterparts have been for years – a shrinking "empty nest" syndrome.
New modelling suggests cyclones in WA's north-west create conditions that allow coral larvae to rapidly travel distances between inland and mid-shelf reefs.
How tiny fish larvae travel away from the reef, then know how to navigate their way back home is a scientific mystery.
A new computer simulation conducted at the University of Bristol (UB) and University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has revealed the epic, ocean-spanning journeys travelled by millimetre-sized ...
Urgent cuts in carbon emissions are needed if Caribbean coral reefs are to survive past the end of the century, scientists have warned.