You can hear the coral reefs dying
You can hear the sound of former bustling coral reefs dying due to the impact of human activity, according to new research from the Universities of Essex and Exeter.
Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities
Coral reefs provide a range of benefits, such as food, opportunities for income and education, but not everyone has the same access to them, according to a new study conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence ...
Bodyguard fish: Corals attacked by toxic seaweed use chemical 911 signals to summon help
Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened – they call for help. A study reported this week in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish "bodyg ...
Lionfish found to use flared fin display to instigate cooperative hunting
Mystery of the flatfish head solved
Those delicious flatfishes, like halibut and sole, are also evolutionary puzzles. Their profoundly asymmetrical heads have one of the most unusual body plans among all backboned animals (vertebrates) but the ...
Expedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populations
Clownfish spend their entire lives nestling in the protective tentacles of host anemones, but new research shows that as babies they sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean. Although ...
Coral comeback: Reef 'seeding' in the Caribbean
Mats of algae and seaweed have shrouded the once thick coral in shallow reefs off Jamaica's north coast. Warm ocean waters have bleached out the coral, and in a cascade of ecological decline, the sea urchins ...
Specialized species critical for reefs
One of Australia's leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought.
Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
Study suggests overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs
A team of scientists from Canada and Australia have discovered that the decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs.
Tracking fish through a coral reef seascape—Ear-bone 'tree rings' provide evidence of connectivity
(Phys.org)—Ocean scientists have long known that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, later moving as adults onto coral reefs. But the fishes' movements, and ...
Seafood menus from Hawaii reflect long-term ocean changes
The colorful restaurant menus that thousands of tourists bring home as souvenirs from Hawaii hold more than happy memories of island vacations.
Wake up and smell the reef: Fish larvae sniff their way back home
How tiny fish larvae travel away from the reef, then know how to navigate their way back home is a scientific mystery.
Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity
Teeming with millions of species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life—and thus most deserving of resources for conservation.