Coastal Care

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Managing wastewater to support coral reef health, resilience

Managing wastewater to support coral reef health, resilience

Coral reefs provide food and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world, support more than a quarter of all marine life, and protect communities and coastlines from natural disasters—and if urgent action is not taken, we risk losing them forever.

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Study tracks severe bleaching events on a Pacific coral reef over past century

Study tracks severe bleaching events on a Pacific coral reef over past century

A new study has uncovered the history of bleaching on a reef in the epicenter of El Nino, revealing how some corals have been able to return after facing extreme conditions.

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Florida’s coral reefs provide window into the past

Florida’s coral reefs provide window into the past

The Florida Keys coral reefs stopped growing or significantly slowed their growth at least 3000 years ago and have been balanced between persistence and erosion ever since, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Back from the brink: the global effort to save coral from climate change

Back from the brink: the global effort to save coral from climate change

Underwater nurseries offer glimmer of hope for endangered ecosystems, encouraging growth of coral fragments on fibreglass structures anchored to the seabed.

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Climate change modifies the composition of reefs

Climate change modifies the composition of reefs

Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to human impacts and global climate change.

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Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions

Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions

Many coral reef islands, or atolls, are created by water moving sand and gravel, piling it up into consecutive ridged layers. However, new research has uncovered a different type of island construction: storm-deposited boulders.

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Is the Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching?

Is the Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching?

Is the Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching? A CBS Video featuring Dr Mark Aerin, Coordinator NOAA Coral Reef Watch.

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Why the Great Barrier Reef is in danger

Why the Great Barrier Reef is in danger

One of Earth’s most impressive ecosystems is in dire straits. Here are the main issues threatening this magnificent natural wonder.

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Scientists in Fiji examine how forest conservation helps coral reefs

Scientists in Fiji examine how forest conservation helps coral reefs

Researchers from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups are discovering how forest conservation in Fiji can minimize the impact of human activities on coral reefs and their fish populations.

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