An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.
Coral reefs wouldn't be the same without their beautiful fish.
Coral researchers have for the first time captured the specific behaviour of a coral as it's bleaching.
Evolutionary alterations to circadian rhythm genes help reef fish adapt to the higher levels of carbon dioxide
Much of the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere, released from burning fossil fuels, is taken up by the oceans. Yet the dissolved CO2 increases the acidity of the water, with inevitable impacts on fragile marine ...
For the world's coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it's widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...
Kelp forests along some 100km of Western Australia's coast have been wiped out, and many more areas damaged, by a marine heatwave that struck the area in 2011.
A new scientific study is reconstructing long-term data on fish catches using fishers' memories to reveal how their rewards have declined over the past 50 years.
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the ...
Researchers have discovered a handful of 'bright spots' among the world's embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation.