Off southern Tasmania, at depths between 700 and 1,500 metres, more than 100 undersea mountains provide rocky pedestals for deep-sea coral reefs.
Queensland Museum scientists have used remotely operated vehicles and specialised diving techniques to find 195 coral species in deeper reef areas in the Great Barrier Reef region.
How much of the ability of a coral reef to withstand stressful conditions is influenced by the type of algae that the corals hosts?
Corals and the microbes they host evolved together, new research by Oregon State University shows.
A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet (2 meters) high. Sponges with sharp edges.
Scientists have found that man-made structures in the North Sea could play a crucial role in holding coral populations together and increasing their resilience.
Gas bubbles released by marine algae during photosynthesis produce sound whose intensity correlates with the degree of algal cover on coral reefs, according to a study published October 3 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE ...
Bleaching events caused by rising water temperatures could increase mortality among a coral species already threatened by disease, says new research by Mote Marine Laboratory and Penn State, US, published in eLife.