A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai’i.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event – the third in just five years.
New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes.
Climate change could destroy almost all of Earth’s coral reef habitats by 2100, according to new research.
Nassau Grouper populations increased threefold in response to dynamic fishing management actions in the Cayman Islands
While many conservation plans focus on only environmental indicators for success, a new coral reef program is trying a relatively new approach: focusing on both social and ecological processes and outcomes to ensure a long-term future for coral reef systems.
Coral reefs support 25 percent of all marine life around the globe. Those in the Gulf of Mexico, along the coasts of Louisiana, Florida, Texas and Mexico, serve as important barriers to storm surge, lessening the impact of dangerous hurricanes.
A survey of coral reef cores on the Great Barrier Reef has revealed how it has responded to recent periods of rapid sea-level rise. The study, covering the past 9000 years, has revealed a system in delicate balance.
Backlash to prohibition on reef-harming chemicals frames issue as one of public health focused on skin cancer risk.