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Softer coral reefs to replace hard corals that are likely to go extinct due to climate change
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Softer coral reefs to replace hard corals that are likely to go extinct due to climate change

It is the sea’s acidity and ion composition that decided which kind of Anthozoa will be flourishing in the given area.

Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos
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Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos

The expedition explored for the first time, three steep underwater mountains, called seamounts, near the north of the archipelago.

Corals of Great Barrier Reef to face a period of heat-induced mass coral bleaching
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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
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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.

Ocean calls: Dead coral reefs are beings saved one musical number at a time
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Ocean calls: Dead coral reefs are beings saved one musical number at a time

A healthy coral reef is very noisy, with swimming fishes, crackling shrimps and this attracts other fish.

Warming oceans cause further damage to corals, Oz downgrades outlook to 'very poor'
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Warming oceans cause further damage to corals, Oz downgrades outlook to 'very poor'

91 percent of the coral reef had been bleached at least once during three bleaching events of the past two decades

Scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in Florida lab for the first time
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Scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in Florida lab for the first time

Scientists could apply the same technique to dozens of species, opening up a world of new possibilities.

Rising ocean temperatures kills 60 percent of Guam's coral reefs in Pacific Ocean
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Rising ocean temperatures kills 60 percent of Guam's coral reefs in Pacific Ocean

A multi-agency Guam Coral Reef Response team monitors and tries to revive the island’s reefs.

World Oceans Day 2019: Glimpses of life and tides in the intertidal, shores and underwater
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World Oceans Day 2019: Glimpses of life and tides in the intertidal, shores and underwater

Here is a glimpse into the wonders of the underworld that we don't get to see too often enough.

Hawaii's super corals: Hardy corals unfazed by pollution lend hope for dying reefs
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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.

El Niño has rapidly become stronger and stranger, according to coral records
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El Niño has rapidly become stronger and stranger, according to coral records

El Niño's change in behaviour has serious implications for societies and ecosystems around the world.

Coral reefs form halos that can be seen from space – scientists finally know why
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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
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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.

Coral Reefs that survived bleaching are 'more resilient to heat' after a first bout
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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.

Scientists discover giant, hidden deep-sea coral reef system off US coast
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Scientists discover giant, hidden deep-sea coral reef system off US coast

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
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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 killing Great Barrier Reef corals, a new study warns
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'Weed-like' algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals, a new study warns

'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 coral bleaching in Hawaii: Scientists
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Warm ocean temperatures have caused coral bleaching in Hawaii: Scientists

Warm ocean temperatures have caused large expanses of coral to bleach in the pristine reefs northwest of Hawaii's main islands, scientists said.

Storms to starfish: Great Barrier Reef faces rapid coral loss
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Storms to starfish: Great Barrier Reef faces rapid coral loss

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.