It is the sea’s acidity and ion composition that decided which kind of Anthozoa will be flourishing in the given area.
The expedition explored for the first time, three steep underwater mountains, called seamounts, near the north of the archipelago.
The 345,400 sq km World Heritage-listed coral network has been devastated by four coral bleaching events since 1998.
Over the 6 decades past, recent warming was 450% that of earlier warming — a big increase in rate of climate change effects.
A healthy coral reef is very noisy, with swimming fishes, crackling shrimps and this attracts other fish.
91 percent of the coral reef had been bleached at least once during three bleaching events of the past two decades
Scientists could apply the same technique to dozens of species, opening up a world of new possibilities.
A multi-agency Guam Coral Reef Response team monitors and tries to revive the island’s reefs.
Here is a glimpse into the wonders of the underworld that we don't get to see too often enough.
A 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures could see 70-90% of Earth's coral reefs vanish.
El Niño's change in behaviour has serious implications for societies and ecosystems around the world.
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.
Corals can recover if the water temperature drops and the algae are able to recolonise them.
A pair of dives in a submersible called Alvin confirmed the existence of the coral reef.
Great Barrier Reef: No chance of recovery for corals in Australia after consecutive years of bleaching
Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned on Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.
'Weed-like' algae is killing corals in Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef because of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, a new study has warned.
Warm ocean temperatures have caused large expanses of coral to bleach in the pristine reefs northwest of Hawaii's main islands, scientists said.
The world's largest coral reef — under threat from Australia's surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish—is declining faster than ever.