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North Australia set to face more weather extremes, corals show

North Australia set to face more weather extremes, corals show

Like pages in a book, near shore corals can help scientists go back in time by revealing years that were unusually wet or dry, and are providing another piece of evidence that maybe suggests that we are seeing some consequences already of global warming.

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Cyclone Adds to Barrier Reef’s Flood Woes

Cyclone Adds to Barrier Reef’s Flood Woes

Smashed coral fragments have already begun washing up on Australia northeastern’s beaches.

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Jamaica’s Land Reclamation and Coral reefs Damages

Jamaica’s Land Reclamation and Coral reefs Damages

The problem-plagued Historic Falmouth Port has been plunged into a fresh round of controversy as green lobbyists are insisting that 20 hectares of coral and seagrass cover have been damaged due to the development.

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18 Diving Sites Closed to Save Coral Reefs, Thailand

18 Diving Sites Closed to Save Coral Reefs, Thailand

More than 80 percent of the corals at 18 dive sites have undergone bleaching, a symptom of severe stress caused by excessively warm water temperatures. Some of Thailand’s most popular diving sites are now off-limits to tourists for up to 14 months to allow damaged coral to recover.

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Sea Urchins and Overfishing Impact on Kenya Coast’s Reefs

Sea Urchins and Overfishing Impact on Kenya Coast’s Reefs

An 18-year study of Kenya’s coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins, organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems.

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Some Coral Reefs Less Vulnerable to Rising Sea Temperatures

Some Coral Reefs Less Vulnerable to Rising Sea Temperatures

The findings hold promise for an estimated 100 million people living along the coasts of tropical developing countries whose livelihoods and welfare depend directly on coral reefs.

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Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

Scientists Call for Protection and Better Management for Australian Reefs

The eastern subtropical coastline, and increasingly the west too, are among Australia’s fastest-growing regions, throwing surging human pressures on ecosystems.

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The Last of The Sea Nomads

The Last of The Sea Nomads

For generations they have lived on the ocean, diving and fishing, and rarely setting foot on land. But now the marine nomads risk destroying the reefs that sustain them. It’s a common story throughout the Coral Triangle.

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Caribbean Reef Ecosystems May Not Survive Repeated Stress

Caribbean Reef Ecosystems May Not Survive Repeated Stress

Coral reefs suffered now record losses as a consequence of high ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean in 2005, according to the most comprehensive documentation of basin-scale bleaching to date.

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