Coral Bleaching News
Giant coral reef discovered off Tahiti: Why discovery is important, what it means for the environment
In what could be called a rare find, marine scientists have discovered one of the largest coral reefs in “pristine” condition near the coast of Tahiti.
Using satellite images, scientists create comprehensive global coral reef atlas online
About three quarters of the world’s reefs had not previously been mapped in this kind of in-depth way, and many not at all.
Eighty three of 252 World Heritage sites severely affected by climate change warns IUCN report
“Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world’s most precious places, and we owe it to future generations to protect them,” IUCN Director-General Bruno Oberle said.
Corals of Great Barrier Reef to face a period of heat-induced mass coral bleaching
The 345,400 sq km World Heritage-listed coral network has been devastated by four coral bleaching events since 1998.
World oceans were warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded history: Study
Over the 6 decades past, recent warming was 450% that of earlier warming — a big increase in rate of climate change effects.
Scientists studies Amazon's massive coral reef aboard Greenpeace's ship Esperanza
The Amazon Reef is one of the world's largest reefs but its existence became known only in 2016.
Dedicated coral gardeners are bringing back Jamaica's coral reefs, piece by piece
Fish and coral have a codependent relationship, the fish rely on the reef to evade danger and lay eggs.
Hawaii's super corals: Hardy corals unfazed by pollution lend hope for dying reefs
A 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures could see 70-90% of Earth's coral reefs vanish.
Coral reefs form halos that can be seen from space – scientists finally know why
Unlike corals that undergo bleaching, halos are formed when corals are healthy and thriving.
Great Barrier Reef is being reshaped by global warming for good — except it's bad
Healthy corals need 10 years to recover after major damage — ten years they probably don't have.
Some species of corals are becoming resilient to warming ocean temperatures
The insides of a particularly long-living genus of corals, Porites, led to the new finding.
Coral Reefs that survived bleaching are 'more resilient to heat' after a first bout
Corals can recover if the water temperature drops and the algae are able to recolonise them.
Coral reefs, at risk from climate change, also imperilled by rats
Coral reefs aren't facing a threat just from global warming, but also damage from rats, study finds.
Lakshadweep's corals are dying, and they'll take the island's inhabitants with them
The government should support and use the findings of such long-term monitoring.
Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching worse than expected, say scientists
Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef has experienced widespread coral decline and habitat loss than previously thought
Australia's Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching: Authorities
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has almost fully recovered from the worst coral bleaching ever known in recent history, authorities said on Monday.
Coral bleaching in Great Barrier Reef to derail tourism, finds survey
The massive drop in visitors due to coral bleaching can lead to a loss of 1 billion Australian dollars in income, and 10,000 tourism jobs, the report said.
Saving the Great Barrier Reef could cost $11 billion, says study
Improving the quality of water in the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia requires around $11,571 billion over the next decade, according to a government study released on Thursday.
Glimmer of hope: Coral reefs may survive bleaching in deeper environments, finds study
Offering a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world's coral reefs, a new UN report has found that part of the ecosystem may survive in barely known deeper environments, known as mesophotic coral ecosystems