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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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Rare Cold Water Coral Discovered off the Coast of Mauritania

Rare Cold Water Coral Discovered off the Coast of Mauritania

A rare cold water coral reef has been discovered off the coast of Mauritania in Northern Africa, the first time such a reef has been found this far south.

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Third Nuclear Power Plant Discharge Destroying Kenting’s Reefs

Third Nuclear Power Plant Discharge Destroying Kenting’s Reefs

Thermal discharge from the Third Nuclear Power Plant is behind the rapid destruction of Kenting National Park’s coral reef, Taiwan.

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Call to Heal World’s Reefs

Call to Heal World’s Reefs

There is still time to save the world’s ailing coral reefs, if prompt and decisive action can be taken to improve their overall health, leading marine researchers said, in a major scientific symposium in Canberra, October 7th and 8th.

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Coral Reef and Planet’s Changing Sea Levels

Coral Reef and Planet’s Changing Sea Levels

By studying ancient coral, scientists are hoping to put together the most accurate picture yet of how sea levels have changed over thousands of years.

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Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

Laboratory studies will assist researchers in determining if dispersant enhances the exposure to oil within food webs, in an effort to better understand the oil spill’s long-term impact on the coastal environment and creatures living there.

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Coral Off Puerto Rico’s Coast Studied for Gulf Oil Spill’s Impact

Coral Off Puerto Rico’s Coast Studied for Gulf Oil Spill’s Impact

Coral living off the coast of Puerto Rico may provide researchers valuable information about the potential impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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