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.
Coral populations around the world are under threat from bleaching caused by climate change, these reefs are stable due to their unique heat resistance.
Larger corals, like branching and table-shaped forms, have been the hardest hit – almost disappearing from the far northern reaches of the Reef.
While the player are playing the games, they will be teaching Ames's Pleiades supercomputer that will map out the world's corals.
The explosion killed 11 workers and spewed an estimated 795 million litres of oil before it was capped 87 days later.
A healthy coral reef is very noisy, with swimming fishes, crackling shrimps and this attracts other fish.
The Amazon Reef is one of the world's largest reefs but its existence became known only in 2016.
Fish and coral have a codependent relationship, the fish rely on the reef to evade danger and lay eggs.
A multi-agency Guam Coral Reef Response team monitors and tries to revive the island’s reefs.
As climate change warms the ocean, subtropical environments are becoming more favourable for corals than the equatorial waters
Unlike corals that undergo bleaching, halos are formed when corals are healthy and thriving.
Healthy corals need 10 years to recover after major damage — ten years they probably don't have.
The insides of a particularly long-living genus of corals, Porites, led to the new finding.
Corals can recover if the water temperature drops and the algae are able to recolonise them.
The 2 tiny octopuses were found floating on plastic trash that was being cleaned up to study corals.
The government should support and use the findings of such long-term monitoring.
Worldwide, coral reefs in shallow waters are among ecosystems most threatened by climate change.
Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said
Scientists observed 24 percent coral bleaching with 16 percent mortality and live coral cover decrease to 23 percent during March to June 2016.