News tagged with tropical reefs

Fusion in cold-water corals

Cold-water corals growing in the seas around Scotland and northern Europe have developed an ingenious way of overcoming their environmental challenges to grow into large-scale reefs, according to Heriot-Watt ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification

Ocean acidification has risen by a quarter since pre-industrial times as a result of rising carbon emissions, casting a shadow over the seas as a future source of food, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Oct 08, 2014
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Hawaii at center of battle over aquarium fish

The waters off the Hawaii's largest island are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropical fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from Berlin to Boston.

Jun 27, 2014
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Putting a value on environmental change

The value of the global environment to human well-being, health and livelihoods fell by around US$20 trillion (A$21.5 trillion) a year between 1997 and 2011 due to loss of wetlands, coral reefs and tropical ...

May 29, 2014
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Coral reef discovered off Greenland

By sheer coincidence, Canadian researchers have discovered a reef of living cold-water corals in southern Greenland. PhD student Helle Jørgensbye from DTU in Denmark has been investigating the reef further

Jan 28, 2014
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Tracking dust across the Atlantic

Hundreds of millions of tons of dust are picked up from the deserts of Africa and blown across the Atlantic Ocean each year. That dust helps build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilize soils in the Amazon. ...

Sep 13, 2013
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Bringing coral reefs back from the brink

Shocks caused by climate and seasonal change could be used to aid recovery of some of the world's badly-degraded coral reefs, an international team of scientists has proposed.

Sep 02, 2013
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