Related topics: coral reefs

Researchers provide new insights on coral bleaching

Reef-building corals have a symbiotic relationship with Symbiodinium algae, and environmental stressors that cause algae to be expelled from reefs can give rise to the phenomenon known as coral bleaching.

Current global coral bleaching set to continue

University of Queensland scientists are concerned about news from the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) that coral bleaching is likely to continue as hotter than normal ocean temperatures continue for the ...

Heat sickens corals in global bleaching event

Death is only one possible outcome from coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures due to global warming. Australian scientists report that many surviving corals affected by mass bleaching from high sea temperatures ...

Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

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 ...

Coral bleaching 'lifeboat' could be just beneath the surface

A report commissioned by the United Nations and co-authored by the University of Sydney's UNESCO Chair in Marine Science offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world's coral reefs, including ...

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