News tagged with tropical reefs

Ocean acidification and coral reefs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Natural carbon dioxide (CO2) seeps in Papua New Guinea have given scientists rare insights into what tropical coral reefs could look like if human-induced atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise unabated. ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Environment
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Researchers reveal that sharks are hygienic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Bangor University have shown for the first time, that sharks visit shallow tropical reefs or 'seamounts', to benefit from cleaning services and rid themselves of cumbersome parasites. The strategy ...

dateMar 15, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Cyclone adds to Barrier Reef's flood woes

Hammered by a monster cyclone just weeks after flooding spewed toxic waste into its pristine waters, Australia's Great Barrier Reef could face a slow recovery due to climate change, experts warn.

dateFeb 06, 2011 in Environment
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