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A hitchhiker's guide to pumice

A floating raft of pumice created by an underwater volcanic eruption near New Zealand, and teeming with marine hitchhikers, has been spotted in the northern Great Barrier Reef.

Sep 02, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

World's largest coral reef mapped

Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef – a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the ...

Dec 02, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Dissolving the future of coral reefs

Swimming through the liquid turquoise waters off the island of Viti Levu, Fiji, I am surrounded by iridescent fish of all colors, schooling around healthy branching corals. With a slight movement of my fins ...

Apr 10, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

A giant barrel sponge living in the backyard of the underwater research vessel Aquarius may be one of the planet's oldest living creatures. Topping more than 2,000 years of age, these marine organisms filter ...

May 29, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Marine scientist's quest to save coral

More than half the world's coral reefs have died since the dawn of the industrial age, due to human activities and ever increasing ocean temperatures. Stanford's Steve Palumbi has a plan for bringing them ...

Jun 09, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Why species matter

UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Caitlin Fong travels to French Polynesia often but not for vacation. She goes there to study a coral reef ecosystem influenced by human impacts such as overfishing and ...

Jun 17, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Rethinking the reef

A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, ...

Jul 03, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0