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Thirty years of unique data reveal what’s really killing coral reefs

Thirty years of unique data reveal what’s really killing coral reefs

Coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage, and fertilizers.

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As Ocean Temperatures Rise, Corals Are Steadily Moving Poleward

As Ocean Temperatures Rise, Corals Are Steadily Moving Poleward

Rising ocean temperatures are increasingly causing coral reefs to shift away from the equator into more temperate waters. Over the past 40 years, the number of young corals has declined by 85 percent on tropical reefs, while at the same time doubling in cooler regions, according to a recent study.

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Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs

Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs

The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research.

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Coral study traces excess nitrogen to Maui wastewater treatment facility

Coral study traces excess nitrogen to Maui wastewater treatment facility

A new method for reconstructing changes in nitrogen sources over time has enabled scientists to connect excess nutrients in the coastal waters of West Maui, Hawaii, to a sewage treatment facility that injects treated wastewater into the ground.

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Fish diversity linked to Caribbean coral reef health

Fish diversity linked to Caribbean coral reef health

The health of coral reefs can be impacted as much by the diversity of fish that graze on them as by the amount of fish that do so, according to a new study. In the paper, the researchers untangle and unveil the powerful effects that biodiversity has on Caribbean coral reefs.

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Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown.

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Great Barrier Reef hit by ‘extraordinarily large’ muddy flood plume

Great Barrier Reef hit by ‘extraordinarily large’ muddy flood plume

Massive plumes of polluted floodwater spanning the entire coast of north-east Queensland are encroaching on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, sparking a fresh threat to the beleaguered natural wonder.

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Key West bans some sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Key West bans some sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Officials in Key West ave decided to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, blamed for harming the only living coral reef found in the continental US.

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Conserving Canada’s Diverse Marine Life

Conserving Canada’s Diverse Marine Life

Despite the deep, cold waters, newly discovered undersea mountains off Canada’s west coast are home to a rich diversity of life. The recently designated Offshore Pacific Area of Interest, is a 140,000 square kilometre region 100 to 200 kilometres west of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia.

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