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Researchers have succeeded in directly measuring three key parameters necessary for skeleton formation in a live tropical coral. This way, they completely characterized the carbonate chemistry at the...
A rare calico lobster has been spared from the boiling pot thanks to its 1-in-30 million mutation and may be headed to the Georgia Aquarium.
Some coral species might be better equipped to adapt to a warmer, more acidic ocean. Finding out which ones, and why, could be the key to saving reefs around the world.
Natural is in with hobbyists looking to bring some of the outside world in to their homes in the form of a terrarium or paludarium, and manufacturers, mindful of this growing consumer demand, are...
The role of skill in determining the outcome of animal contests is to be explored in new research by the University of Plymouth.
Pioneering new techniques will enable leading aquarium visitor attractions to breed their own tropical fish, following a new collaboration.
The aquatics hobby is growing, and with it flake, pellet and frozen food sales.
Silicon Valley is no stranger to emoji blunders. Case in point: earlier this month, Apple was called out for its anatomically incorrect squid emoji.
Dolphins are picky about who they are friends with and shun rival groups, new research has found.
Queensland Museum scientists have used remotely operated vehicles and specialised diving techniques to find 195 coral species in deeper reef areas in the Great Barrier Reef region.
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate
When coral reefs die, what will replace them?
In the struggle to save corals from climate change, reef-dwelling animals dont get much attention.
Methuselah is no ordinary fish, and this month, she's swimming into her 80th year as a resident of the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco.
Adult krill appear unharmed by upticks in ocean acidification.
Aquarium maintenance products and services that keep customers in the hobby and coming back in-store for more are helping to reshape the aquatics retail business model.
Strap on a diving mask and fins and slip under the crystal-clear water near a coral reef in Indonesia, Papua-New Guinea or the Philippines, and you'll immediately see why divers and snorkelers from...
Today, Paul G. Allen Philanthropies and a consortium of partners, including Carnegie, unveiled the Allen Coral Atlas, a pioneering effort that uses high-resolution satellite imagery and advanced...
Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences constructs new family tree for group of nudibranchs; discovers color mimics.
This National Sea Slug Day, celebrate the addition of 17 new species of nudibranch to the tree of life.
Sound generated during photosynthesis in seaweed may help monitor the health of coral reefs, new research shows.
Researchers are developing an autonomous system to monitor coastal and deep waters for fish stock. Their technology could enhance marine environment protection.
Livestock Lifeline (10/19/18)
Live fish and coral sales are pivotal for independent pet retailer success.
Livestock Lifeline (10/18/18)
Live fish and coral sales are pivotal for independent pet retailer success.
Contemporary Sells (10/11/18)
LEDs with programmable lighting options score big with hobbyists looking to customize their aquarium environments.
Coral reef ecosystems around the world are facing serious threats from the impacts of rapid climate change.
Scientists question whether prescription practices can help the environment
Researchers studied nitrogen levels in the skeleton of a 130-year-old brain coral living 620 miles from the North American mainland and found that the nitrogen from human sources was less than had...
Tank Sales Trends (09/20/18)
Aquariums and kit sales are helping keep retailers in the black as new offerings create interest and feed hobbyists needs.
A study in the journal Bulletin of Marine Science describes a new, blood-red species of octocoral found in Panama.
The "jellybots" are powered by pumps and feature silicon rubber tentacles that propel them through the water.
In each issue of Sport Fishing magazine, a panel of five international expert ichthyologists identifies unusual and often amazing fishes in photos submitted by readers. Find out what they are and...
A new, innovative and interactive approach to generating interest in aquaculture is now publicly available, following the publication of a number of stories about the industry on the AquaTED platform.
Climate change poses a number of threats to the long-term viability of the Great Barrier Reef and the species that live on it.
The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) will be awarding its annual MASNA Aquarist of the Year and MASNA Award at the MACNA Saturday Night Banquet on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the...
Coral reef fishes, including clownfish, display a wide variety of colors but it remains unclear how these colors evolved or how they develop throughout a fish's life.
A review of the latest news concerning the ornamental fishery industries in Indonesia, Fiji and Hawaii
Marine heat waves are the most dangerous effect of global warming on coral reefs worldwide. In 2016 and 2017 alone, these heat waves killed almost half of the Great Barrier Reef corals.
Preliminary data suggest that deep-water reefs are more vulnerable to storm threats than researchers had suspected.
Back in the 1970s, a curious scientist introduced a non-native algae species into the delicate ecosystem of Hawaiis Kaneohe Bay.
Pelleted fish food offerings are growing, and retailers can give their customers what they want with an eye to bringing them back for more.
It could teach us how to save reefs around the world.
A new study shows that the relationship between coral polyps and zooxanthellae that produces colorful coral reefs began 160 million years ago.
SuperZoo, which is produced by World Pet Association (WPA), has changed the dates for its 2019 show.
Log on to your laptop. Start swotting up on sea life. Millions of everyday Australians are being encouraged to take a 'dry dive' on the Great Barrier Reef, as part of a first-of-its-kind, citizen...
A DNA probing technique clarifies the mechanism behind clonal reproduction of female dojo loach fish, also providing insight into the ancestral origin of the clonal population.
A type of black coral identified may be an entirely new species, says Marine Institute
Shark Week 2018 (07/23/18)
With their huge, sharp teeth and menacing demeanor, its no wonder this ocean predator has long struck fear into the hearts of many.
Coral reefs are on the brink of extinction under a changing climate. So researchers have been working in labs to create more resilient coral that can hopefully survive the warmer ocean waters of the...
Tubular colonial jellies known as pyrosomes that arrived in 2014 along North America's Pacific Northwest Coast appear to be adapting to cooler water and may become permanent residents.
Budding aquarists and long-time hobbyists alike seek the miniaturized appeal of nano aquariums.
This years SuperZoo trade show, which was held June 26-28 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas attracted 9,500 pet retail, grooming and service industry professionals.
Here's how to find a sunscreen that doesn't harm the marine organisms.
Tropical oceans teem with the dazzle and flash of colorful reef fishes and contain far more species than the cold ocean waters found at high latitudes. This well-known "latitudinal diversity...
Belize shows that a little local action can go a long way.
Owning fish comes with chores, and David Jones of Wet Pets spent part of a a recent day cleaning the water in a tank full of pacu fish.
An international team of experts presents their discovery of 38 coral reefs located in the Pacific and the Caribbean that are resilient to climate change.
Marine biologist Joshua Stewart was scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico when he spotted a baby manta rayan unexpected find, given that juveniles are extremely rare and seldom observed by humans.
If you want to know about the future of coral reefs that harbor marine life and protect coastlines, sometimes that means you have to go there and count barnacles.
As weve reported, the Great Barrier Reef now lives under threat of coral bleaching events prompted by warming ocean waters.
Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, leaving tropical coastlines and low-lying islands exposed to increased erosion and flooding risk, new...
Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, leaving tropical coastlines and low-lying islands exposed to increased erosion and flooding risk, new...
Methylation changes how DNA is read. Coral might be doing it on its own.
On World Oceans Day, conservation leaders on the island of Providencia, Colombia, started a project to protect the parrotfish.
Detected for the first time in Brazil on the coast of the Southeast region in the late 1980s, when oil and gas prospecting began in the Campos Basin offshore of Rio de Janeiro, sun corals of the...
Microbes keep reef-building corals and other reef animals healthy
Prawns have personalities -- and cautious crustaceans do better in the battle for food, new research shows.
Many stores have incentive programs related to sales, but do you offer anything to reward excellent customer service from your employees.
A new study using satellite data shows that the landmark 2015-2016 bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef was more extreme than we thought
When corals are stressed, they expel their colorfuland life-sustainingalgae. Dive into a coral polyp to see both how and why.
Over the last 30 years, 50% of the world's coral reefs have suffered significant damage due to climate change and acidification with the last three being the worst in reefs recent history.
Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research at the ARC Centre of Excellence...
Retailers have had great success offering customers frozen aquarium diets, which offer a competitive advantage and attractive margins for local fish stores.
Retailers have had great success offering customers frozen aquarium diets, which offer a competitive advantage and attractive margins for local fish stores.
Fish Foods Offer Frozen & Novel Formulas
Rising sea-level is threatening island nations that are no more than 3 feet above the high-tide line, but a new study has found that healthy coral reefs may be able to keep up and thus protect these...
Shedd Aquarium scientists and volunteers are busy tracking thousands of Great Lakes fish during their annual migrations to reproduce in creeks and rivers throughout Illinois and surrounding states.
A Kiwi coral reef researcher has seen first hand the devastating effects of coral bleaching.
Restoring coral and fighting crown of thorns starfish at the Great Barrier Reef
Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Warwick, and University of Queensland have identified two key factors that create the ideal conditions needed for high...
Slurp guns, sea lettuce and grunt sculpins if its not some underwater sci-fi epic then it must mean that Campbell Rivers Discovery Passage Aquarium is preparing to open its doors for the spring...
A group of 153 Mexican fishermen successfully relocated a coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico, in the first project of its kind in Latin America, the government said on Sunday.
The deepest-dwelling fish in the sea just got one more bragging right.
Some of the oceans tiniest creatures may be creating powerful jets of water that profoundly alter the Earths environment.
The powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is taking the scientific world by storm. It gives researchers unprecedented power and precision in making tweaks to practically any gene in a plant or...
Earth Day, which will be celebrated this year on April 22, was founded in 1970 to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment.
Scientists have discovered the impact of crustaceans on the mixing of water by conducting an experiment with 135 thousands of plankton.
Hidden over 1,000m underwater along the Sunda Strait off the coast of Jakarta is a peculiar spider crab with plates resembling ears that actually protect its eyes.
Strengthen your marine-ID skills by learning how to identify the most common coral species.
Corals are in rapid decline on many reefs due to global stressors associated with climate change, such as increasing sea surface temperatures that cause coral bleaching and disease, as well as local...
New research shows shallow waters around Maui County not only support a shark population there, but also attracts sharks from other islands.
A few hundred feet beneath the oceans surface, spots known as twilight zones are home to extraordinary and glowing deep-water creatures that few humans have ever seen in their natural habitat.
Control efforts such as the removal of shipwrecks and application of chlorine may help mitigate the damaging effects of corallimorph, which is a type of invasive anemone, on valuable coral reefs in...
As global sea temperatures rise with climate change, some of the most fragile biomes, like coral reefs are being threatened.
Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they reach the shore, according to scientists.
With competition heating up in the aquatics segment, many retailers are realizing profits in aquascaping and plant sales.
t's an unsettling image that seems more suited to a conversation about demonology than one about marine biology.
Its long been known that sharks help nourish coral reefs, but exactly howor to what extenthas never really been mapped out. Until now.
Resistance and recovery determine how well ecosystems respond to adversity
The world's oceans cover more than two-thirds of the Earths surfacebut despite decades of scientific research, we still know precious little about them. In fact, estimates suggest humans have...
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) honored six of its members as standouts in the North American responsible pet trade at its annual meeting, held to coincide with the American Pet...
Species that live in symbiosis with others, which often occur in the most delicately balanced and threatened marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, are the slowest to recover their diversity if...
Scientists are beginning to unravel the complicated connections among viruses, the environment, and wasting diseases among sea stars in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Water becomes more acidic as it absorbs carbon dioxide, which is bad news for many of our aquatic cousins.
Beachgoers often find unusual things that have washed up with the tides.
"Vet" service provided by smaller fish is key to keeping coral reefs healthy, a Canadian study finds.
Batwing Coral Crabs are large, edible crabs that are widespread throughout tropical waters.
From Feb. 26 through March 2, the National Invasive Species Council invites the industry to celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
SuperZoo has opened registration for its 2018 event.
More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage.
New research reveals a separate species of the worlds heaviest bony fish, the Mola alexandrini ocean sunfish.
If you go down to the shore today, youre sure of a big surprise. Many will have witnessed the presence of a starfish or two when visiting the seashore or a public aquarium.
As sea levels rise and megastorms become more frequent and intense, answering that question might be the key to preserving coastal life as we know it.
A mutant species of all-female crayfish taking over the world is not the latest science fiction film but a real-life environmental thriller.
Do you have a fish, reptile or bird that you are no longer able to care for
Research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that, among schooling fish, groups can have different collective personalities, with some shoals sticking closer together, being better...
Bottles and six-pack rings aren't the only plastics that harm marine life. A new study shows microplastics are just as dangerous for some whales and sharks.
Self-cloning crayfish called marbled crayfish have invaded the planet.
For years, researchers believed the northern third of the Great Barrier Reef paralleling the coast of Queensland, Australia, was a spatial refugean area that would be more or less immune to rising...
An earthquake that caused a tsunami watch for the entire West Coast of the United States really did create wavesin Death Valley National Park.
Tania and David Willen met in the heady days of 1985 at the Schule fr Gestaltung, Bern, where Tania studied graphic design and David photography.
A man and his girlfriend were out for a stroll Saturday collecting shells on the beach in Boca Raton when they came across some mysterious creatures in the sand.
Mornings in Koror, the capital of the Republic of Palau, offer a striking scene, as the sun reflects off limestone karst formations that jut out of the sea floor and lush tree-covered mountains that...
This incredible footage was recorded by Dennis Chow at Dillon Rock near the amazing Browning Pass, just north of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
When an argument comes to blows, its especially devastating for a mantis shrimp.
Researchers took a cue from the electric eel to create a soft, foldable battery that could one day power devices like pacemakers
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing...
Coral reef researchers are studying how this ecosystem recovers after recent storms.
Belize has made a choice, prioritizing its coral reefs over oil production in that precious marine environment.
Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story.
While science has documented only a small portion of reef species that occur around our planet, we do know that human activities have taken an extensive toll on reef ecosystems worldwide.
A couple hours after sunset, everyone is donning a wetsuit. In minutes, 15 to 20 dark figures are standing in a graveyard on the west coast of Guam
Coral reefs off St. John, part of the US Virgin Islands, suffered severe injury during hurricanes Maria and Irma, say scientists who traveled there in late November to assess the damagethe first...
Pioneering research on cross-species coral hybrids, inoculations with protective bacteria and even genetic engineering could provide a lifeline for the rainforests of the oceans
Early last month, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) held a town hall at Aquatic Experience to discuss major issues facing the aquatics trade.
The heaviest bony fish ever caught weighs in at a staggering 5,070 lbs. (2,300 kilograms). Now, scientists know its name.
The pet industry is chockfull of passionate animal lovers who, in most instances, were driven by the love of their own pets to enter the market with a new product or service.
Constellations of spots on these school bus-sized animals were hard to track, until now.
A set of spherical fossils, each fossil tinier than a grain of sand, is not what it seemed.
Marine creatures get to be much more inventive, evolutionarily-speaking. Here are few of the weirdest ways our aquatic brethren eat.
The intense colors and beauty of saltwater marine life compels many people to consider setting up saltwater aquariums in their homes or places of business.
Dcor Delivers (11/30/17)
Retailers can use decorations and ornaments to catch customers attention and drive livestock sales.
Scientists say the organisms are normally seen off-shore in warmer waters.
The corals which adorn Australia's Great Barrier Reef have long been struggling due to global warming and pollution, but researchers may have found a way to potentially ease the decline.
In a bid to save the endangered Great Barrier Reef from the effects of man-made pollution and climate change, Australian scientists have turned to desperate measures.
These ornate, entertaining fishes are residents of coral reefs worldwide. Check out these 13 interesting facts about butterflyfishes.
Longevity may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of clams but some of the squishy creatures can live for centuries - if we let them.
Aquatic Experience 2017 Proves the Industry is Serious About Staying Alive
Though sometimes a loss leader, marine tanks open up options for sales and help build retailers customer base.
A short tour of the strange sharks chilling at the bottom of the ocean.
Experiments suggest these creatures are the first brainless animals to snooze
Underwater cinematographer Stuart Ireland has filed the rare and mesmerising coral spawning in The Great Barrier Reef. Take a look at this enchanting spectacle
This past summer, kayakers, swimmers, surfers, fishers and boaters observed millions of jellyfish drifting around Monterey Bay, California.
For decades, scientists believed the nine-pound coconut crab ate, well, coconuts.
Jellyfish are thriving as warming seas, acidification and deoxygenation threaten other marine life. After long ignoring the beautiful but mysterious creatures, scientists are trying to figure out...
Cool-water corals can adapt to a slightly warmer ocean, but only if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced
New and old technologies reveal what's killing Australia's great marine wonder.
Crabs drugged with Prozac are behaving badly, or at least in risky ways, new research finds.
The creatures were previously thought not tough enough to survive the harsh winters.
An independent study conducted at the Virginia Techs Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC)
Black Coral, a new film by the Winn Brothers, tells the dramatic and often harrowing story of Black Coral divers in Maui Hawaii.
Resilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.
A coral reef is very busy and very noisy. There's lots of clicking sounds, there are fish grunting
The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery could lie in the reef itself, with a little help.
An independent study conducted at the Virginia Techs Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) concluded that the most desirable coloration in a popular clownfish,...
Noisier seas seem to hamper fish reproduction. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that noise pollution impedes reproduction in sand and common gobies, both of which are...
Divers making survey inspections of Key Largos coral reefs and shipwrecks soon after Hurricane Irma came back smiling.
The life of a hermit crab is one of repetition. Find an abandoned snail shell. Live in it. Nom on some flecks of detritus.
There have long been talks about the deteriorating state of the Great Barrier Reef as a result of climate change, over-fishing and pollution.
Between 1773 and 1775, George Gauld, a surveyor with the British Admiralty, immortalised the coast of the Florida Keys in ink.
A large group of octopuses have been discovered living together off the east coast of Australia. The ways they communicate include changing colour and posturing, scientists have found.
In a laboratory on a narrow patch of land in the Florida Keys, marine biologists were collecting tiny fragments of living corals and storing them in tanks of seawater.
Your dentist visits could become a pleasant pain-free experience, and it's all thanks to squids.
New research has found that the 'scent' of plastic in seawater appeals to foraging fish.
Meet the Gaias of the coral world. Mother reefs are spreading life to their neighbours via swift ocean currents.
The World Pet Association (WPA) will host the return of the American Cichlid Association Fish Competition, Aquascaping Live.
Dr. David Vaughan is a Marine Biologist that accidentally broke a piece of coral into pieces, he thought it would die but it grew like the dicken'
Scientists find that 76% of creatures in the ocean use light to lure, intimidate, stun, mislead, find mates and thrive
Scientists find that 76% of creatures in the ocean use light to lure, intimidate, stun, mislead, find mates and thrive
Scripps Institution of Oceanographys 100 Island Challenge uses 3-D photography to monitor how coral reefs change over time in an effort to help local communities save crucial marine ecosystems.
Sunscreen worn by swimmers could be killing the worlds coral reefs, scientists warn.
A mutant enzyme allows goldfish and carp to live in low oxygen ponds by turning toxic lactic acid into ethanol
When you hear the word nature, what do you think about. A pristine beach. Maybe your favorite wild animal.
We often hear of situations on a reef where the marine life gets out of balanced. Recently many the conversations deal with invasive species that wreck a local habitat
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -A Cape Coral man was fishing behind his house and caught a nearly two-foot fish normally found in an aquarium.
Researchers are proposing gene alteration to save ocean ecosystems ravaged by rising temperatures.
A team of scientists from Northwestern University, the Field Museum of Natural History and Phoenix Zoo has discovered and described a distinctive new subspecies of the yellow-bellied sea snake...
A team of scientists from Northwestern University, the Field Museum of Natural History and Phoenix Zoo has discovered and described a distinctive new subspecies of the yellow-bellied sea snake...
It is not difficult to see how this engineering solution could give life to bleached corals again.
An underwater photographer has captured stunning images of a 'fish tornado' surrounding sand tiger sharks off the coast of North Carolina.
Researchers have identified a new species of miniature lanternshark that glows in the dark.
A long fish with a huge mouth was the king of the ocean after a mass extinction event wiped out most of the worlds marine creatures millions of years ago.
Anyone whos scuba-dived along a coral reef knows how beautiful these colourful ecosystems are.
During the National Science Foundations (NSF) Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Civil Infrastructure Design, Dr. Mo Ehsani, a structural engineer and the founder of QuakeWrap, Inc., debuted a...
Those who study Hawaiis coral reefs are hoping a recent $715,000 federal grant awarded to the state of Hawaii will amp up both the education and conservation of the underwater ecosystems.
Octopuses are up to something. Cephalopodsthe class of mollusks to which octopus, squid, and cuttlefish belongare some of the most intelligent creatures on the planet, and they know it.
Scientists had long believed that the waters of the Central and Northeast Pacific Ocean were inhospitable to certain species of deep-sea corals, but a marine biologists discovery of an odd chain of...
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater...
Our friends at Coral Restoration Foundation have shared with us their 2016 Annual Report. Please, click on the original article link to check it out.
Marine biologist Matt Doggett answers your wild question.Brittlestars belong to the class Ophiuroidea, a word derived from the ancient Greek for snake tails, which aptly describes the serpent-like...
Working to reduce the massive amount of plastic pollution in the worlds oceans, 21 of the nations top aquariums today will announce that they are phasing out most plastic products from plastic...
Thirty miles off the shore of Port Douglas, Australia, tourists jump into the water of the outer reef. On their dive, they see giant clams, sea turtles and a rainbow of tropical fish, all swimming...
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How glow in the dark corals survive in the cold dark depths of the sea
As oceans become more acidic, fleshy coral relatives may outcompete their reef-building counterparts.
Natures consummate survivors may now be in peril
Marine biologist Sonia Rowley, a research fellow at the University of Hawaii at Mnoa, has been awarded the prestigious Sir David Attenborough Award for her research and fieldwork on deepwater corals...
Millions of jelly-like, glowing organisms have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year. No one knows why.
Using mimicry to fight climate change. The Smithsonian Institution calls coralline algae the unsung architects of coral reefs. These pink-colored seaweed, with skeletal structures that resemble...
The Great Barrier Reef is more important thanyou ever may have suspected. Not only does the reef provide habitats for more than 1,500 forms of marine life, it also protects the coast of Australia...
For the last three years, coral reefs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans have been devastated by bleaching due to high ocean temperatures.
In the constant evolutionary battle between predator and prey, one seemingly winning strategy is to get bigger over time so you can throw your weight around.
Far below the surface of the ocean, off the coast of eastern Australia, is an area simply known as "the abyss."
Coral reefs are expert record keepers. Corals build their calcium homes in layers that accumulate over decades or even millennia, and differences between these layers can reveal a lot about a reefs...
We ask the Deputy Director General of Natural Environment, Mr. Miguel Aymerich Huyghues-Despointes, an exception to the law and to exclude KOI from the Catalogue of invasive alien species.
This is a short documentary video on the future of sustainable collecting of wild aquarium fish in the Amazon by professional film maker Don McConnell.
An amazing video has, for the first time, captured cuttlefish walking like hermit crabs to sneak up on their prey.
If you are concerned about the future of the tropical fish industry in Hawaii, this is our last chance to prevent SB1240 from becoming law.
At more than a billion acres of ocean, the Coral Triangle is one of the worlds biggest and most important marine regions
James Cook University marine biologists have uncovered the secrets behind the fish that live off poisonous coral
A bill awaiting Governor Ige's signature would end the commercial collecting of Hawaii reef wildlife for the aquarium trade.
Global warming is taking itstoll on coral reefs in U.S. waters, and many of the marine sanctuaries near Hawaii, Florida and the Caribbean are expected to disappear within a few decades, according to...
The month-long journey off the country's eastern seaboard has been surveying life lurking in a dark and cold abyss that plunges four kilometres (2.5 miles) below the surface, using nets, sonar and...
With little competition and the potential for repeat sales, frozen food offerings can help retailers grow their customer base.
The spectacular fossil gastropods and the teeth of sharks found at the type locality of the Middle Eocene Bartonian in Christchurch Bay (Hampshire and Dorset) overshadow the other fauna and flora...
The ocean sustains humanity. Humanity treats it with contempt
Cauliflower coral larvae dont have high tolerance for the environmental stress of warmer water, but their location may play a role in their level of tolerance for increases in temperature.
A small company in the U.K. wants to help protect that countrys indigenous white-clawed freshwater crayfish population from extinction.
The Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park, India's first ultra-modern facility for breeding ornamental fish, will open in Chennai within the next three months.
A nonprofit dive group called Global Underwater Explorers this month is conducting a survey of coral reefs off the coast of Fiji.
A nonprofit dive group called Global Underwater Explorers this month is conducting a survey of coral reefs off the coast of Fiji.
Marine scientists determine how the larvae of a common coral species respond to environmental stresses in Taiwan and Moorea.
Official attendance numbers have been reported and show organizers enthusiastically report that more than 47,000 guests visited the Americas Family Pet Expo (AFPE), held April 22-30, 2017 at the OC...
A huge, dead creature has washed up on a beach in Indonesia and so far, no one knows what it is.
The state now has about 20 focused management strategies to work with when it comes to bolstering the health of Hawaiis coral reefs.
The latest news about Australias Great Barrier Reef is not encouraging, and a slew of negative headlines tells the story: Scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data, says The Guardian;...
Its a simple fact that fish thrive in clean water. Keeping the right pH balance and bad bacteria at bay helps keep oxygen levels high and infections low.
Washington State University marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the vastly underexplored deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island.
The ocean is a wondrous, majestic place. It is also a dangerous hell hole filled with all manner of murderous creatures that will gladly end your pathetic existence without thinking twice.
Researchers in Australia are turning to cloud-brightening technology in a bid to save the Great Barrier Reef. But they warn it will only buy time, and we must reduce carbon emissions.
In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals.
Squids, cuttlefish and octopuses are the smartest kinds of cephalopods and often edit RNA, in about one out of every two transcribed genes.
From the Boston waterfront to Californias Cannery Row, weve got the ten best spots to peer at the amazing abundance of sea life.
A newly-discovered shrimp species with a bright pink claw and the ability to produce one of the loudest sounds in the ocean has been named after legendary British band Pink Floyd, zoologists said on...
This 15-minute documentary HAWAIIS AQUARIUM FISHERY REGULATED, VALUABLE, SUSTAINABLE, was released November 20, 2016 by the Big Island Association of Tropical Fishermen.
When cartoonist and marine-biology teacher Steve Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants in 1999, he may have backed the wrong side of one of the longest-running controversies in the field of...
Its bright orange and yellow and about as long as your finger. It lives underwater in a limestone tube with an opening at the tip about as wide as a pencil eraser.
A German man who goes diving underground for a hobby has discovered what scientists say is Europe's first known cave fish
WASHINGTON Tiny fanged fish called blennies, which swim in the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean, are armed with an unusual venom that could inspire new pain medications, British and Australian...
The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) has been present in Spanish waters since the Hapsburg Dynasty (16th to 17th century). It has such a long history that it has become widely regarded as a Spanish...
Five years isnt enough time to figure out if Marine Protected Areas have helped sea life flourish since select waters along Californias coast had restrictions put in place in 2012
People catch fish to eat or watch, with the latter case limited to some aquarium fish. Brazilian doctors have recently added one more use treating burn patients.
Out in the Big Cypress swamp, across the street from the countrys smallest post office in a wilderness the size of Rhode Island, a canal is teeming with something unexpected: aquarium fish usually...
A new study suggests that coral reefsalready under existential threat from global warmingmay be undergoing further damage from invading bacteria and fungi coming from land-based sources, such as...
For the past three decades the coral reefs of the Florida Keys have been under stress. A poisonous cocktail of high ocean temperatures, polluted runoff from coastal development, coral disease and the...
Local kids in the Head Start program in Kings Beach found an unusually large goldfish lying dormant in a muddy, icy drainage ditch off Cutthroat Drive on March 14. They called Animal Control and...
The recent landings of 30 Giant Devil Rays off the Turkish coast has seriously ticked off several conservation groups.
Hung Cao, University of Washington Bothell electrical engineering assistant professor, has been awarded $549,000 from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program.
The fishs eyes are ideally suited to helping it thrive and propagate. The fishs loins, on the other hand, are a somewhat trickier fit (literally) for that purpose.
If you never thought youd live to see a goldfish in a wheelchair, well, you made it.
The sun is still down when Sergio Talavera arrives in MacArthur Park and begins to set up his fishing lines.
Findings of a new study have revealed that the Earth's oceans are warming far faster than scientists previously believed.
Marine scientists have made an early but exciting discovery about how some corals respond to stress. <br></br>
A study done by researchers at UNC has shown that up to 90 percent of predatory fish in coral reefs around the Bahamas, United States, Cuba, Mexico and Belize are gone due to predatory fishing.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is encouraging people to do something they have probably never done beforewrite a fan letter to a fish.
We wouldnt have guessed it, but its awfully hard to get a certain little blue Caribbean fish to breed.
The devastating die-off appears to be heading toward yet another record.
As a child, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say, decisively, a marine biologist.
Cave b harbors the most dazzling population of red coral in the Mediterranean, but its discovery calls for renewed conservation efforts.
Underwater meadows of seagrass offer important protection against pollution to both humans and coral reefs, but are in jeopardy worldwide due to climate change, sewage and agricultural runoff,...
Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish such as tuna and sharks.
Its almost a guarantee that when you head towards the sea, you will also see a less sightly presence.
The amount of oxygen in oceans around the world has declined, a long-predicted result of climate change, scientists have revealed.
TAIPEI For people in the know, Taiwan is the go-to place for aquarium fish. That status is being enhanced by a new slate of specialty courses offered by the graduate school at National Pingtung...
Male guppies pay a high cost for their sexual harassment of female guppies including much higher mortality rates a new study from Macquarie University has found.
The worlds oldest aquarium resident has passed away.
A researcher found and recorded the Cuatro Cinegas cichlid, a rare fish by the scientific name of Herichthys minckleyi, using a stealth mating strategy called sneaking to slip his DNA into the next...
Dr. David Vaughan is leading the fight to bring the coral reefs of the Florida Keys back to life.
The mystery of a bizarre crab that is always found clutching two sea anemones in its claws may have been solved: The crabs clone their poufy accessories, new research suggests.
New research shows there may have been more nitrogen in the ocean between one and two billion years ago than previously thought, allowing marine organisms to proliferate at a time when...
Danny Lee has spent the past 20 years diving at some of the world's top spots, but it's a small town on Tasmania's east coast that has really captured his imagination.
The Archerfish of Southeast Asia and Australia spit at perched insects to knock them into the water for an easy meal. From KQED's "Deep Look":
Marine reserves play an important role in sustaining ecosystem diversity and abundance. Their presence enables certain species to return to a natural size structure, which enables predators to...
The endangered species, which is endemic to Hawaii, is growing in population after decades of decline.
In the last 20 years, 25% of Mauis surveyed coral reefs have died and 50% are declining in health, according to the nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.
A team of marine biologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Western Australia Museum has captured on video the first-ever field sighting of the recently-discovered species of...
In late summer of 2015, biologist Dr. Kirk Zigler was up to his knees in the bone-cold water of a Northwest Georgia cave when he encountered a creature as bizarre as it was completely unexpected.
Two bills aimed at cutting bureaucratic red tape for bayshore aquatic farmers were signed by Gov. Chris Christie this week, creating whats been called one-stop shopping for project permits by the...
Jellyfish are a highly diverse group of aquatic animals. Their diameters range from 1 mm to over 1 m. Most have long tentacles, in some cases reaching more than 10 m in length.
Species is regarded as Vulnerable and Overfished, but is important in Japan. A Japanese sushi chain owner bid a winning 74.2 million yen ($632,000) for a 212 kilogram (466 pound) bluefin tuna in the...
An invasive Pacific Ocean fish pulled off a Broward County artificial reef by a Key Largo dive team has a new life as a featured exhibit at a new Miami science museum.
Its been said that a picture is worth one thousand words, but during the Houston Symphonys presentation of Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice, the pictures are going to leave people speechless.
A whale has been spotted swimming in New York Citys East River, close to the waterfront of Manhattans Upper East Side.
In the dark ocean depths, there are advantages to keeping your sex partner really closeas in permanently fused to your body.
Though retailers are carrying fewer freshwater live food offerings, the category has grown on the saltwater side.
The larvae of fish that live in coral reefs are tiny, and they are not very good swimmers. They are pushed by currents away from the reefs on which they were hatched for days or weeks until they...
A team of scientists made some unexpected friends while exploring the deep Pacific Ocean.
In 2016, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 133 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our...
Earth's coral reefs teem with diverse forms of life, from microscopic phytoplankton to whale sharks
The seahorse is an evolutionary marvel. It is a fish but doesnt have a tail fin or a pelvic fin, and swims vertically; it doesnt have any teeth and sucks in food through its pipe-like mouth; bones...
Biologists have discovered a fish living off the east coast of the US that evolved to be 8,000 times more resistant to toxic sludge, a new study has found.
Despite their obvious physical differences, elephants, lizards and trout all have something in common. They possess elongated, flexible structures at the rear of their bodies that we call tails.
A study of complex coral reef ecosystems in the western Indian Ocean found that one species of fishthe orange-lined triggerfishmay play a significant role in maintaining a reef's ability to thrive...
Changing the face of production around the world, 3D printing has carved out a new, undersea niche in the form of artificial coral reefs with the same shapes and colors that attract coral larvae.
There are many creatures on earth that are considered deadly to humans, from snakes, to lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Arguably the most deadly is other humans.
Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth...
This video illustrates how Hawaii's aquarium fish collection is regulated, valuable and sustainable.
This adorable calf is the first artificially bred baby beluga whale to have survived more than two months in China.
This adorable calf is the first artificially bred baby beluga whale to have survived more than two months in China.
The perpetual growth of the unwanted algae in marine aquariums is one of the biggest headaches for hobbyists. It comes in many forms, ranging from an unattractive green film of microalgae on the...
The vibrantly-coloured animals, also known as Betta fish, can go for as little as $5 in Thailand, where the species is native.
WASHINGTON In a ghost town of dead coral off a remote Pacific island, scientists have found a bit more life. <br></br>
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the public was invited to Mokupapapa Discovery Center (MDC) to view never-before-seen fish collected from the deep-water coral reefs of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National...
Creature Feature (11/16/16)
There is a fish tank in my daughter's classroom at her elementary school that she likes a lot. Now she wants us to get her some fish for pets. Any suggestions? The only fish I'm familiar with are...
Coral populations in the Florida Reef Tract have declined in the last three decades due to extreme-temperature events and other stressors that cause bleaching and disease. Scientists are now working...
Coral Restoration Foundation has been awarded $2.1 million in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to restore eight reefs along the Florida Reef Tract to levels...
'Lobster Barbie' tale might help keep study lobsters in NH out of lobster pot. <br></br>
The bright, vibrant colors of corals have attracted divers and snorkelers for centuries. The color is not the coral itself, but instead is the result of a symbiotic algae that lives within its cells.
The effects of climate change and pollution on the oceans coral reefs have been devastating, and have inspired one Spanish filmmaker to raise awareness of the issue. Antonio Rodrguez Canto spent a...
Satellites can "see the sea" in ways that are otherwise impossible.
The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society held its Annual Trophy Fish Show today [Nov 5] at the Peace Lutheran Church Hall located on South Road in Paget. <br></br>
Hee (octopuses) have brief but magical lives. They mature within a year, mate, and die shortly after. What happens in between is the stuff of sci-fi flicks and Beatles songs.
Tetra brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. Pet, Home and Garden Division announced its new My Aquarium app for aquarium owners.
At Coral Restoration Foundation, we strive to rebuild and restore our reefs throughout the Florida Keys. Historically, the Florida Reef Tract has been dominated by the reef-building species, staghorn...
Coral reefs are often referred to as the rainforests of the sea due to the incredible biodiversity of the plants and animals that live there. It is not surprising then that they share many...
Help beginners understand the most important physiological aspects of corals by explaining the three processes that must occur for them to thrive. Invertebrate zoology is important to teach our kids...
Animal brainteaser is the latest puzzle challenging viewers' observation. <br></br> A crafty seahorse took the term 'master of disguise' to a new level <br></br> It took on the colours and textures...
Guam Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that Guam is a recipient of about $500,000 for coral reef conservation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has announced over...
The message should be that it isnt too late ... not we should all give up. Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their loved ones...
NEXT TIME YOU take a dip in a lake or river, look out for freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii). They wont sting you, but they may surprise you as animals that live among us without us...
Pick your wardrobe carefullythe lives of sea animals may depend on it. Everyone loves the feeling of clean clothesexcept maybe sea animals. Each load of laundry you do may be pouring hundreds of...
Fish Marks 36th Non-Native Marine Fish Species Found in State. A tropical fish that calls the West Pacific Ocean home has been documented outside of its native range for the first time, making it...
Its taken two decades, but scientists have finally completed their survey of the deep sea ecosystems surrounding the Hawaiian islands, and theyve found something truly remarkable.
In a much needed effort to rebuild damaged coral reefs, a marine conservation non-profit based in the Andaman Islands has launched a crowdfunding campaign. This is how you can be a part of the...
From mangroves to seagrass beds to coral reefs, tropical marine ecosystems are incredibly diverse and very important to support our life on land. There is much we can learn from the connections...
California is embarking on a new effort to shield ocean waters from overfishing. Law-enforcement officials have embraced a statewide ticketing system aimed at poachers and unwitting anglers who...
Coral Restoration Foundation is hard at work each day to restore the reefs in the Florida Keys. The decline of the once dominant reef-building species, Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn...
White sharks and tuna seem to be two very different types of fish. White sharks, or mackerel sharks, are large, fast-swimming sharks found in oceans worldwide.
US - In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James...
There hasnt been much good news about coral recently, but in Grenada, one project is using towers of concrete to encourage marine life and create new reefs. <br></br>
The impressive effort to restore the Arctic grayling in a Yellowstone National Park stream. Before releasing the fish, I held it for a full minute in the icy flow of Yellowstone National Parks...
This past Sunday, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) wrapped up in San Diego after another successful year.
President Barack Obama will set aside a 4,900-square-mile stretch of ocean on Thursday to create the first protected marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean. <br></br>
An Australian woman has set an impossible example for grand gestures in the name of love.
PUERTO PRINCESA, PHILIPPINES - Biologist Ed Gomez was in his office at the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute about 25 years ago when the phone rang.
An international team of researchers has discovered that the colorful freshwater crabs popular in ornamental fish markets in China actually belongs to a new species and genus of freshwater crab....
Its official. The southern tidewater goby is a thing. And its chubbier and nubbier than its northern cousin. <br></br>
CHAMPAIGN -- A third grade teacher is bringing a whole new ecosystem into his classroom. He's been building and taking care of coral reefs with the help of his students. <br></br>
Did you know that corals can have an immune response to damage and disease? This is especially important when trying to understand how corals can recover in a degrading reef environment.
Once a year during August, many hard corals such as staghorn and elkhorn, under-go a natural phenomenon releasing their gametes into the water column known as coral spawning.
Egg collectors were deployed on the afternoon of 4/17/16 and collected on the morning of 4/21/16. There was a total of 32,900 eggs with 70% viability.
Hundreds of thousands of tiny juvenile menhaden filled a New Jersey marina following a massive, and stinky, fish die-off in Monmouth County. <br></br>
Rare black coral, colourful sponges and abundant marine life have been revealed in the first close-up footage of a recently mapped reef off Tasmania's east coast. <br></br>
A Pacific coral reef thought to have died more than a decade ago now appears to be alive again. A victory for conservation policies? <br></br>
Some NBA players are in Rio winning gold this offseason. Others are getting some much-needed rest ahead of it all beginning again. Wilson Chandler is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean catching...
You may think dumping goldfish into a river is a harmless act, but in reality the fish can become destructively big.
Ovarian fluid released with eggs during spawning of ocellated wrasse favors sperm from the nest-tending males preferred by females, limiting fertilization by 'sneaker' males.
A purple squid with eyes so googly it could easily be mistaken for a character in the movie "Finding Nemo" was recently spotted by scientists off the coast of Southern California.
Coral researchers have for the first time captured the specific behaviour of a coral as it's bleaching. <br></br>
Researchers in the Department of Earth Sciences have shown that high-latitude bivalves live longer and grow slower than those in the tropics. Their findings are the subject of an article in the...
A rare sight was recently captured by scientists aboard a deep-sea exploration vessel: the skeleton of a fallen whale. Researchers say these bony remains provide a feast of nutrients for sea...
Researchers with the NOAA's Okeanos Explorer expedition recently spotted an anemone which one member called "whopping big."
It is covered in flamboyantly coloured sausages, its a hermaphrodite, breathes through its skin, goes through metamorphoses AND this new species needs a name.
Tropical Porites corals adjust their internal pH to enable themselves to form calcium carbonate and grow under elevated carbon dioxide concentrationseven for a longer period of time
At the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, FL we have been examining food preference for blue tang larvae.
Caribbean and Atlantic corals, such as Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) corals, have experienced a rapid decline over the past four decades due to a series of...
When most of us think of summer, we are thinking of things such as barbeques, beach days, and fun in the sun.
Although we are approaching the end of the summer, this upcoming month is a very exciting time here at Coral Restoration Foundation. During mid-August, around the full moon, the Florida Keys Coral...
Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and a University of Washington professor wants to scan and digitize them all. <br></br>
For children, an aquarium is fantastic and magical. With only a little help from adults, the aquarium can turn into a unique educational game and an adventure that creates knowledge and lifetime...
The collaborative success was over six years in the making. Dr. Chad Callan and his team at the Oceanic Institute at Hawaii Pacific University reared the first captive-bred Yellow Tangs in October of...
Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.
Scientists genetically engineered and 3D printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence. <br></br>
Corals and coral reefs have been in the news a lot recently, mostly as a marker for human-induced climate change that is fast degrading large swathes of the natural heritage along Australias...
A living, swimming "ghost fish" has been seen live for the first time ever. <br></br>
Some say relationships are all about give and take, and this is certainly true for a tiny species of fish that lives on the coral reefs of Panama.
It's a cephalopod conundrum if they can't see it, why the lavish use of colour? Belinda Smith reports.
PIJAC offers retailers materials designed to help educate staff, customers and colleagues throughout the pet industry about responsible, successful fishkeeping in the wake of heightened interest in...
Addressing the tank(s) of fish that many local fish stores have marked assorted African cichlids.
Venom is so useful to fish that it evolved at least 18 times, according to a new study led by Dr. William Leo Smith of the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute.
Discovering what "foreign" eels are all about and how many are out there is the basic objective of a team of scientists kicking off a major research mission in the South Pacific.
Scientists say good bacteria could be the key to keeping coral healthy, able to withstand the impacts of global warming and to secure the long-term survival of reefs worldwide. <br></br>
Florida is overrun with lionfish and the Sunshine State is trying to eat its way out of the invasion. <br></br>
Famed Australian coral researcher and taxonomist J.E.N. (Charlie) Veron, perhaps best known for his expansive Corals of the World anthology, has been a driving force in our current understanding of...
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the Earth; home to millions of species, all with various physiological differences and ecological purposes.
Most of the environmental changes in the present times are taking the earth closer to the loss of biodiversity. Environmentalists are worried that the vast coral reefs under the ocean are subject to...
Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and Louisiana State University have identified a new genus and species of cavefish from Mexico, the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper, which is the first cave-adapted...
Pet Industry Distributors Association Analyzes Pet Industry Spending <br></br> Total pet spending in the U.S. is now at $63.38 billion.<br></br>
Our industry is once again in the spotlight thanks to the impending release of Pixar's "Finding Dory." This is a good thing, as it gives us a chance to engage the general public on a greater scale...
Why Some Coral Reefs Are Thriving <br></br> Not all of the worlds reefs are in bad shapeand a few of the healthiest are managed by humans. <br></br>
P3 Show Announces Second Keynote Program <br></br> Making its debut Aug. 24-25 at Chicagos Navy Pier, P3 | Progressive Pet Products trade show announced its second keynote program, Marketing to...
Evolution favors the bioluminescent <br></br> You glow, you winthe power to emit light has evolved a whopping 27 times. <br></br>
Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but wiped them out, have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification during a...
Though many may mock a fish's short memory, the creatures can still learn some astounding things. Researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Queensland recently discovered that the...
At the BrazilFrench Guiana border, where the Amazon River joins the Atlantic Ocean, the muddy waters have been hiding a spectacular secret.
Haruka Misawa explores relationship of objects in aquariums with whimsical waterscapes all images courtesy of Misawa Design Institute.
The result of decades of aquaculture experimentation and more research dollars than have been expended on any other marine aquarium fish species, members of the first successful captive spawning and...
An international research team found that noise from passing motorboats increases stress levels in young coral reef fish and reduces their ability to flee from predators. As a consequence they are...
Dubai, known for such modest ventures as the Burj Khalifa and the artificial Palm Jumeirah islands, is on the verge of building yet another one: the fabricated ruins of an ancient pearl-trading...
From as Alaska to Baja, Mexico, starfish populations have been decimated by the sea star wasting syndromea disease that turns the darlings of the tide pool world into heaping piles of goo within...
A "herpes-like" virus is infecting coral on the Great Barrier Reef, especially during the coral bleaching phenomenon, scientists have found.
The National Aquarium said Thursday that it is moving forward with a plan to relocate its animal care and rescue center from Fells Point to a recently acquired property in Jonestown.
Techniques used by scientists led by Ruth Gates and backed by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen are coming under the microscope.
The international trade in exotic animal parts includes rhino horn, seahorses, and bear gall bladders. But perhaps none is as strange as the swim bladder from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba.
For the first time, researchers have successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of a Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. The hope, they say, is to restore and repopulate threatened reefs.
For the first time, researchers have successfully raised laboratory-bred colonies of a Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. The hope, they say, is to restore and repopulate threatened reefs.
Researchers from James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science were studying the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef when they stumbled across large numbers of bull sharks.
David Vaughan works on the Florida Reef Tract, the third largest coral reef in the world and a vastly important ecosystem for sustaining underwater life. He and a team of scientists are working to...
Christmas tree worms have eyes in a really silly place, says Michael Bok. Which is part of their charm.
Scientists have found a new technique to predict which reef fish can survive natural disaster like cyclones and coral bleaching, according to a study. The researchers found that tail shape can help...
The Red Tide isn't just something you find in the ocean. Scientists have found that these "red tide" algal blooms can also occur on a much smaller scale among home aquariums.
EngadgetNASA to study the health of coral reefs across the worldEngadgetCoral reefs are breathtaking homes for a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, sharks and eels. They&amp;#39;re...
Oh, snap! What snapping shrimp sound patterns may tell us about reef conditions and could the difference in snap numbers between the summers be affected by water quality as well as temperature?
A shark nursery has been found in Long Islands Great South Bay, by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. Although you are now imagining a picture from a horror movie, this...
The Great Barrier Reef is Australias best-known natural wonder a vast string of coral shallows off Queenslands Pacific coast, running 1,600 miles from Cairns to Brisbane. The mind-boggling...
A new subsea camera has been developed that can see two to three times further under water than existing cameras and calculate distances to objects. This will make work carried out under water much...
Japan plans to revive the coral reef that forms the island of Okinotorishima, as it takes on China in a longstanding territorial dispute in the region.
Ascension Island to become marine reserveBBC NewsIt is the latest marine reserve to be declared around remote islands, which will increase marine conservation zones to about 2% of the ocean. That...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $1,485,007 in grant money in support of coral reef conservation and coastal management through Hawaii and the Pacific
Over the Christmas holiday, the Virginia Aquarium received eight juvenile Kemps ridley sea turtles that were cold-stunned from the New England Aquariums Stranding Response Center.
Most children this season have sat on Santa's lap to share their wishes for Christmas, but recent visitors to Sea Life Michigan enjoyed a completely different experience.
When a female sea otter swam from the Pacific and into Monterey Bay Aquarium's Great Tide Pool this weekend, staffers said she "didn't demonstrate any interest in returning to the ocean" and now we...
A research team led by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science analyzed the sediments of mesophotic coral reefs deep reef communities living 30-150 meters below...
Swimming through the 2.2 million gallons of water at the National Aquarium are more than 500 species of fish, including sharks, rays and eels. And whether the animals glide, float, slither or dart,...
An underwater video posted to YouTube Tuesday captures portions of a coral reef being obliterated by a cruise ships anchor and chain in mere seconds, a stunning contrast to the estimated centuries...
The following is an excerpt of a longread from Grist on coral reefs and their (human) champions (it is reproduced here with permission). Coral reefs are among the richest ecosystems on Earthin...
NOAAs Coral Reef Conservation Program is awarding more than $8.4 million in grants and cooperative agreements, this year, to support conservation projects and scientific studies that benefit coral...
Being used to warm waters may not be enough for corals surrounding Australia's Kimberly region, according to researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies. A recent study...
People can be affected by ciguatera, the most common form of algal-induced seafood poisoning, by eating contaminated tropical marine reef fish such as grouper, snapper (above) and barracuda.
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cubas Ministry of Science, Technology, and...
The state of Hawaii is gathering information from the scientific community and local stakeholders to create a comprehensive coral reef management plan, but officials said Monday they will not yet...
Hay, a professor in Techs School of Biology, has made great efforts at understanding coral reefs and threats to them throughout his career. The award was presented from the Explorers Club due to...
A new study says that this small eel photographed by accident on a Caribbean coral reef is the first green fluorescent fish ever recorded.
We know a strong El Nio means rain this winter, but scientists at the Natural History Museum say that's not the only thing the seasonal storm will bring. As warm El Nio water moves into the...
The mangrove rivulus, a drab, elusive fish found from Florida to Brazil, has been observed flipping out of hot water and onto solid ground. In half a minute or less, its body temperature falls to...
A tiny island country in the western Pacific Ocean that's smaller than New York City has approved the creation of an enormous marine reserve that's bigger than the U.S. state of California.
Brandon Bacod, a manager at The Wet Spot Tropical Fish at Northeast 43rd and Hancock Street, said a puffer fish that theyve only had for a couple of weeks was stolen from his store late last week.
The manager said that he had recognized the suspect due to the fact that on many previous occasions the suspect had entered the business (with the intent of staring at the fish) illicitly by jumping...
It turns out that the zaps of an electric eel are more than just a powerful weapon. After using electric pulses to stun their prey, the electric eels actually use the same electric field as a sort of...
Before applying those enormous amounts of sun protectant lotion, try considering this new study, published in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, which found that...
"The biology of many wrasse species, especially those with shorter natural larval durations, is probably quite to amenable to aquaculture, wrote Baensch in a recent email exchange. He continued,...
Within the Panometer in Leipzig, Germany a visual panorama displayed inside a former gasometer Berlin-based artist Yadegar Asisi projects a great barrier reef onto a giant circular screen,...
Taking your mouth to your plate might not be accepted practice at the human dinner table, but in the fish world it is a winner. The ability, known as protrusion, allows fish to extend their jaw and...
Divers off Portugal recently encountered a gigantic sunfish that dwarfed its human admirers, as they surrounded the docile behemoth to document their unforgettable experience
Marine biologists made a shocking discovery while filming biofluorescence in small sharks and coral reefs around the Solomon Islands recently. Out of nowhere, a glowing sea turtle came swimming by.
European eels are critically endangered. To better understand their lives, researchers tracked them during a migration. Suddenly, three trackers returned very strange data. What, oh what, could have...
It's drizzled on fish and chips and used for cleaning, but simple household vinegar could soon be called on for its most important mission yet: saving the Great Barrier Reef.
A tally of selfie-related incidents leading to deaths this year comes with a startling revelation -- selfie deaths in 2015 outnumber deaths from shark attacks.
No bigger than a thumb, the Hawaiian bobtail squid needs all the help it can get to survive.
Giant barrel sponges (Xestospongia muta) like these in the Bahamas regularly grow to be over a meter tall and a meter across. The sponges are growing larger and more populous on coral reefs in...
A deep sea exploration of a national park south of Melbourne found marine life that rivals that found at the Great Barrier Reef.
The Dutch government announced Sept. 2 that the waters surrounding Bonaire and Saba in the Caribbean Sea will become shark sanctuaries.
Biologists mock x-rated animals and highlight beasties with the most ridiculous monikers
scientists have a new weapon in the fight against starfish bent on devouring the Great Barrier Reef: a killer robot that seeks out and destroys its prey.
Scientists are considering a captive breeding program to ensure the survival of an enigmatic little sea floor walking fish found only in Hobart's Derwent estuary.
WATCH:A large sunfish that washed up off northern Vancouver Island this weekend is just one of several tropical species migrating north. Linda Aylesworth explains.
African lungfish, Protopterus annectens, can live in suspended animation, called aestivation, without food and water for three to five years. They wake up when water becomes available.
BP workers were filming 4,000 feet under the sea off the coast of Angola with a remotely operated underwater vehicle when they captured footage of this thing - which they nicknamed the flying...
The largest invertebrate genetic code unleashes clues to camouflage, suckers, evolution
Takashi Amano, founder of Aqua Design Amano, creator of the Nature Aquarium concept and visual aquatics master passed away earlier this week at the age of 61. The news of Takashi Amanos passing is...
Fish tanks lower blood pressure and heart rate. Higher numbers of fish also helped to hold peoples attention for longer and improve their moods
This little fish seems to take no notice of the diver as it ambles along.
Oh July 9th, 2015 a group of lucky divers happened upon something truly remarkableA 4-meter-wide clear sphere floating off the coast of a small town in Turkey. The sphere was 22 meters below the sea...
Efforts to tame Floridas invasive lionfish havent worked. Now these venomous fish are eating each other, though it probably won't reduce their numbers substantially.
Coral reefs are beautiful places, says Ken Johnson, a researcher specializing in coral at the Natural History Museum in London. They have "complex, three dimensional structures like cliffs and...
NASA has partnered with FIU researchers to create a real-life scenario for the astronauts as they test communications between land and reef to simulate communications between Earth and space.
Coral reefs, already under threat around the globe, may be in particularly acute danger in the waters of Hawaii because of a phenomenon known as bleaching.
Coral reefs, already under threat around the globe, may be in particularly acute danger in the waters of Hawaii because of a phenomenon known as bleaching.
Fishermen in South Devon, UK, have turned their boats into "massive data platforms" for a citizen science study. They have become the first commercial fishers to gather data for the Secchi Disk...
There are a lot of reasons to cut down your bacon habityour health, animal welfare, the giant lagoons of pig poop it takes to make it. But one major obstacle: Its delicious.
Cameras focus on coral reef sharks in world-first studyThe Cairns PostNorth Queensland scientists are joining a world-first global effort to survey shark numbers on coral reefs, called the Global...
Ocean life looks unreal in this time-lapsed and hyper-focused video. Sandro Bocci, an Italian film and documentary maker who specializes in experimenting with filming nature, shot a hypnotic...
Bustle7 Crazy Facts About Sharks, In Honor Of Shark WeekBustleBut it does mean that I&amp;#39;ve grown up with shark nets on beaches, a few attacks here and there, and a sense of sharks as a...
Are Seahorses the Secret to Robots? - A new study cites the fish appendages as possible inspiration for a breakthrough after finding that its movements facilitate bending and twisting while also...
Nurseries bring coral reefs back to life. With its sandy beaches and endless ocean vistas, Florida's natural beauty is famous. And the Sunshine State is just as beautiful below the surface of the...
A group of scientists from the University of Southampton, Tel Aviv University and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences (IUI), Israel, have discovered glowing corals that display a wide...
A team of Irish marine scientists have made the rather amazing discovery 300km off the coast of Kerry of a bed of cold-water coral just 700m below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Great Barrier Reef should not go on a World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report. However, it says Australia must carry out commitments to protect the reef, including...
A stone's throw from the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a mid-sized aquarium that is the most comprehensive overview of the life just off L.A.'s beaches. The main exhibit...
Nature World NewsCoral Reefs: Invasive Microbe May Protect Them, But at a CostNature World News&amp;quot;Coral reefs are highly important to the biosphere, and they also have enormous economic and...
WWF InternationalWhy it matters to keep the world&amp;#39;s oceans pure and cleanMashableThe true definition of what constitutes a marine protected area can vary, but there&amp;#39;s at least one...
This small, beautiful octopus can be found in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans. It is also one of the most deadly marine animals in the world. If sharks are what you're...
The National Marine Aquarium has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise 30,000 for its next new attraction. The money will be used to build a What a Waste exhibit, highlighting the damage which...
To their surprise, Cohen's team has found that the corals in Nikko Bay and a few other naturally acidified Rock Island sites seem to be shrugging off this sneak preview of the coral-reef...
pocket shark discovered
As Spc. Matthew Tattersall prepares to leave the U.S. Army, he wanted to make his last jump as a paratrooper a memorable one. So last weekend, he jumped with Willy MakeIt, his pet Siamese fighting...
PT Hirschfield and some friends were diving near the Blairgowrie Pier in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, in Australia when they encountered a most unusual sight: close to 1,000 spider crabs crawling over...
Restoring fish populations to coral reef systems could be the key to helping those ecosystems recover, according to a new study based on an assessment of fish biomass and functional groups from over...
( NOAA Headquarters ) New NOAA research shows that while nearly all coral reefs in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico will experience bleaching by mid-century, there will be great variety in the timing...
Image Broker/Rex Features Reefs and atolls of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. (Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Australias Great Barrier Reef, the worlds largest coral reef, is home to more than...
The expansion of no-take marine reserves within Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park more than a decade ago is working to protect fish just as experts had hoped it would, say researchers who...
The museum's new show plunges into the underwater world, featuring a &amp;quot;virtual dive&amp;quot; that provides a 180-degree view of five coral reefs controlled by a joystick, including one vista...
A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to new research. The study provides the first photos of juveniles of this...
This ScienceLives article was provided to Live Science'sExpert Voices: Op-Ed &amp; Insightsin partnership with the National Science Foundation. Unbeknownsteven to most marine enthusiasts,...
Photographer Stephen Mallon captured pictures of disused subway cars being loaded up onto a barge and thrown into the Atlantic Ocean to make an artificial coral reef.
( Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne ) Scientists have revealed how coral-dwelling microalgae harvest nutrients from the surrounding seawater and shuttle them out to their coral hosts,...
Significant accumulations of polyphosphate granules have been found in three common sponge species of the Caribbean coral reef, indicating that microorganisms that live on marine sponges are pulling...
Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, Australian researchers said on Tuesday, raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health...
The threat of major coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef looks to be receding with the onset of stormier weather including the formation of the first tropical cyclone of the season likely to...
Rising sea temperatures have been found by scientists to improve the survival rate of the coral-eating crown-of-thorn starfish in findings that are likely to stoke fears about the future of the Great...
Endangered Coral Reefs Die as Ocean Temperatures Rise and Water Turns Acidic Slowing Great Barrier Reef Coral Growth Worries Scientists Even healthy corals have herpes, so whats making them sick?
Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered the genetic basis which allows corals to produce their stunning range of colours.
Staff at Tynemouth&amp;#39;s Blue Reef aquarium created the reef to highlight the importance of marine habitats around Britain&amp;#39;s coastline
Over 700 coral colonies found in Semakau landfill lagoon have been successfully relocated to the Sister's Islands Marine Park, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) today.
Research primarily conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yuka Irei and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus, along with Dr. Frederic Sinniger from...
Coral larvae use ocean temperature and the presence of symbiotic algae to determine where they should settle, researchers have found.
Climate change has damaged reefs around the world, with rising sea temperatures and increased ocean acidification. Can science help reefs recover?
After spotting a surgeonfish off the coast of South Florida, two scuba divers caught the invasive species and sent it to conservationists in an effort to help protect coral reefs.
ORA is set to start shipping the Kamohara Blenny this week, citing that this species has proven to be very robust in captivity, and given its sub-tropical origins, it can actually tolerate...
Scientists have already forged strong international connections to study Cubas rich marine environments . By removing some of the barriers to their work, we may end up learning some lessons about...
The scent from a giant sea snail may be key to convincing coral-reef-munching starfish to move along and find something else to snack on.
Rare mass coral spawning delights marine scientists.
Here's something you don't expect to see in the murky depths off British coast: the cold stare of a sharkss glistening eyes glaring into your underwater camera.
The harlequin filefish smells like coral instead of dinner to things that would like to eat it.
A nickel refinery owned by Clive Palmer has reportedly been charged with six environmental breaches after toxic sludge was poured from its storage dams near Queenslands Great Barrier Reef marine...
Watery dwellings (12/09/14)
Toilets, shopping carts, washing machines and other assorted junk have been dumped into the sea to create habitats for marine organisms and the fish that feed upon them. But making reefs from refuse...
Scientists at The University of Manchester are attempting to map the genes of an endangered British sea creature to aid a captive breeding programme.
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Queensland researchers have started analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand coral reefs around the world.
When a California fisherman managed to catch a giant lobster after he went fishing off the coast of the Channel Islands, the first thing he had in mind was the sumptuous dinner that awaited him.
Research from the University of Exeter has revealed that the rock goby (Gobius paganellus), an unassuming little fish commonly found in rock pools around Britain, southern Europe, and North Africa,...
The first-ever intensive research trip to the bottom of the sea in the waters north of Bodega Head, California has produced a few startling discoveries including a new species of coral .
Bonaire is a scuba diver's paradise in the Caribbean. But the invasive lionfish is gobbling up smaller fish that protect the reef. The island is now teaching divers how to spear the lionfish.
A team of 17 NOAA divers sailing aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World...
One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.
A team of scientists has just finished what might literally be described as one of the most breathtaking jobs in the world -- surveying and mapping the coral reefs in Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle...
Sediments associated with dredging and flood plumes could have a significant impact on fish populations by extending the time required for the development of their larvae, according to Australian...
The timid epaulette shark is one of a small group of species that will thrive on the expected impacts of climate change, north Queensland researchers say.
CORAL reef fin fish will be off limits from midnight Tuesday, October 21, as part of the first of two annual closures that protect these fish during spawning season.
We asked a marine biologist to identify the subject of a viral video and it's a basket.
Climate change will cause mass extinction of marine life in tropical oceans over the next 35 years, experts are warning. They say global warming will also spark an invasion of alien species into...
Kathryn Sabella, Smithsonian Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in todays ocean. From over fishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are...
Aboriginal Australian Gavin Singleton has recently started to work with authorities to help protect the world's largest coral reef system as it faces a tide of threats to its existence, led by...
The incredible diversity of coral reef ecosystems is being threatened by factors associated with global climate change and local pollution. Today diseases have increased and are killing more corals....
Every evening, sunset signals the start of dinner for billions of wiggling sea monkeys living in the ocean. As these sea monkeys which are not actually monkeys but a type of shrimp swarm to the...
Mantis shrimp eyes helped inspire a sensor that can detect cancer based on polarized light reflections
When octopuses go hunting for prey, they sometimes end up &amp;quot;dining&amp;quot; on members of their own species, and the cephalopods seem to have a taste for their victims&amp;#39; arm tips. In...
Far from the sea, a man-made coral reef is taking shape -- and it could change medical operations forever.
The mere closure of degraded reefs to fishing may not be enough to encourage the settling of new fish and coralsespecially if there are enough algae to keep them away, out of sheer stench.
A 1,700-pound elephant sculpture will serve as a platform for new coral Coral reef enthusiasts in the coastal Egyptian city of Dahab have installed an underwater art museum in the Red Sea that will...
Federal officials weigh arguments on President Obamas proposal to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
Twenty coral speciesten times the number listed previouslyare the newest animals slated for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling, announced Tuesday evening by the U.S. National...
Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and...
In a major scientific coup for researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, transplanted nursery-raised staghorn coral a critically endangered species spawned for the...
Staff at Sea Life Manchester at the intu Trafford Centre say the octopus has learned to open containers to get to her food
There is a battle to save the coral reef waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras
On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan.
Tropical fish invading temperate waters warmed as a result of climate change are overgrazing algae, posing a threat to biodiversity and some marine-based industries.
QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA The past several years have seen some of the worst cases of coral reef destruction in the Philippines. However, a group of scientists continue to pursue research into the...
Four years after a BP oil rig exploded and flooded the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 170 million gallons of oil, scientists have discovered further evidence of coral communities affected by this...
You probably don't want to go swimming at the beach this weekend. Santa Cruz beaches are under a water quality health warnings because of high bacteria levels created by all the dead fish. And in...
Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation
Tighter bag limits for fishermen have been identified as an important key to ocean ecosystem conservation.
In a first study of its kind, researchers have linked dredging to increased sickness in nearby coral reefs. Researchers studied the effects of such digging operations on the health of corals around...
Seeking to gain a high-tech edge over illegal fishers, the Government of Belize will use eyes in the sky to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glovers Reef Marine Reserve and other reef...
THE report by the Marine Conservation Society and Exeter University says blue jellyfish and moon jellies have been spotted in large numbers this year.
Ocean Institute interns get hands-on lab, field experience with Kelp Watch By Danielle Juncal Its a good day when you have kelp slime on your hands, said Julianne Steers, director of husbandry at...
Australian scientists have discovered that coral reefs face a serious threat of disease from underwater excavation activity, raising further concerns about the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
A new report shows that no-take zones in Belize can not only help economically valuable species such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from overfishing, but may also help re-colonize nearby reef...
Singapore's Southern Sisters Islands, and the waters around them, will be the site of the country's first marine park. The 40ha park, the size of about 50 football fields, will include the western...
Colourful parrotfish and spindly sea urchins are the key to saving the Caribbean's coral reefs, which may disappear in two decades if no action is taken, a report by several international...
A team of jelly biologist with the Monterey Bay Aquarium recently mapped the elusive life cycle of Olindias formosus the stunning jelly whose multicolored, fluorescent-tipped tentacles are like a...
Tiny New Caledonia relies on a handful of French ships to patrol a marine reserve twice the size of Texas
The coral-like creatures may have built the superstructures to protect themselves from predators or to soak up the nutrients from ocean currents.
Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Big Island is among the best managed in the world, but it has nevertheless become the focus of a fight over whether it's ever appropriate to remove fish...
Philippe Cousteau Jr, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, has joined the efforts of the Department of Environmental Protection and its Southeast Coral Reef Initiative to protect Floridas...
When Cyclone Ita northern hit Queensland in April, it did so with a devastating force of 105 miles per hour (170km/h). While large parts of infrastructure inland were able to weather the storm,...
Mission 31 (06/17/14)
A 31 day underwater life/science experiment piloted by Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, kicked off on June 1 and will continue through the month. Fabien and his team of aquanauts...
President Obama will advocate for a large portion of the central Pacific Ocean to become off limits to fishing and energy exploration. His proposal as announced would create the world's largest...
More than half the world's coral reefs have died since the dawn of the industrial age, due to human activities and ever increasing ocean temperatures. Steve Palumbi has a plan for bringing them back...
Shark conservationists are tracing DNA to save endangered species and encouraging the establishment of sanctuaries for the predatory fish, according to scientists with The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Does a group of sober zebrafish encourage one drunk fish to swim really fast?
Ever wonder why the ocean is blue? Sunlight can only reach so far below the surface, so the deeper you go, the more limited the color spectrum becomes. For the marine organisms that inhabit those...
Divers are collecting corals from a shipping channel off Port Miami in an effort to save them. Plans call for the channel to be deepened to accommodate much bigger ships that soon will pass through a...
An internationally renowned palaeontologist, who has recently joined the University of Adelaide, is calling for a global ban on the trade of the highly sought-after Nautilus seashell.
HALIFAX - A marine biologist is praising two divers for filming a rarely seen seahorse and posting it on a website that collects information from so-called citizen scientists. Nedia Coutinho and...
Nusa Penida has been recognized as one of the most effectively managed marine protected areas in Indonesia.
To avert coral demise, experts report the establishment of DNA markers that might be applicable to all species of the Acropora reef-building coral, giving accurate identification to individual...
Scientists have described a new species of small coral reef sea bass from underexplored deep-reef depths of Curaao, southern Caribbean. With predominantly yellow body and fins, the new species,...
Paris, France Coral reefs are as good as concrete defenses in protecting tropical coastal cities from rising seas but are far cheaper, scientists said in a study published on Tuesday. Instead of...
LIHUE A year and a half after a U.S. Geological Survey report described Kauais coral disease outbreak as an epidemic, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Tuesday it will lead...
Its been a banner month for rare shark sightings. Last week a fisher off the coast of Florida caught the second goblin shark ever seen in the Gulf of Mexico. Now reports out of Japan state that...
The seabed's rainbows survive by making intimate relationships; if they fail, coral bleaching will be devastating A coral reef is a busy neighbourhood. In warm, shallow, tropical waters, clownfish...
Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientists returning from a marine research expedition have recorded an astonishing variety of sea life in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago.
Belgrade architect Margot Krasojevic's concept incorporates an electric field designed to attract calcium carbonate from the water, to form new reefs quickly.
Queensland researchers point to another climate change-induced threat to the Great Barrier Reef.
They gobble up native fish on South Florida's reefs and fend off predators with an intimidating array of venomous spines.
Wildlife Conservation Society Marine scientists keen on finding patterns of coral decline and persistence in gradually warming oceans have a complex challenge: how to save reefs containing the most...
The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before and after...
A coral-eating flatworm has been identified as a potential threat for coral reefs. It is barely possible to see the parasitic worm Amakusaplana acroporae when it sits on its favorite hosts, the...
Jack Curlett, president of the Ocean Reef Conservation Association, says he hears a common reply from longtime Upper Keys residents when divers and snorkelers comment on how beautiful the reef
The new head of the New England Aquarium plans to make promoting and increasing research a priority at the Boston institution that in recent years has expanded its exhibits and initiatives in marine...
The Pacific island-nation of Palau is close to kicking all commercial fishing vessels out of its tropical waters. The move will single-handedly section off more than 230,000 sq miles of ocean, an...
KARACHI: World Wide Fund Pakistan (WWF-P), along with Engro Vopak Terminal Limited, carried out an underwater cleanup operation at Kaio Island near Karachi on Saturday.
When entering Karah Nazor's biology lab on the fifth floor of McCallie's Upper School, it's hard to decide which of the many exotic sights to pay attention to.
Combating the invasive lionfish in the Caribbean in a bid to protect the biodiversity in coral reefs. (video)
Space is still available for dive and snorkel trips this weekend to watch the Coral Restoration Foundation transplant coral on the reef off the Upper Keys.
The team led by evolutionary and developmental biologist Ulrich Technau at the University of Vienna discovered that sea anemones display a genomic landscape with a complexity of regulatory elements...
NOAA Deep coral reefs in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth, according to a study by NOAA scientists...
A large living coral reef has just been found in the coastal waters of Iraq.
In 1973, American soldiers on the Mekong River in Laos killed and hauled ashore a massive 24-foot ribbon of a fish. It was the Queen of the Naga, claimed a postcard still widely circulated in...
The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the Government of Indonesia for its recent decision to protect the world's largest ray species, the giant and reef manta rays, from fishing and trade...
Each year researchers flock to The University of Queensland&amp;#39;s Heron Island Research Station to witness and study the annual coral spawning event.
We met 30 years ago, Barbara Block and I, over the body of a huge Pacific blue marlin. We were standing on the dock at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, on opposite sides of the table...
Scientists had already demonstrated that overfishing removes angelfish and parrotfish that feed on sponges growing on coral reefs--sponges that sometimes smother the reefs. That research was...
Washington is urging countries that share the Arctic to ban commercial fishing in the offshore Arctic Ocean, something that will soon be possible for the first time in human history as the ice melts.
A New Zealand fisherman has been left baffled after reeling in a completely see-through creature just off the North Island's coast.
According to an international team of researchers, the rapid pace of climate change is threatening the future presence of fish near the equator.
A coral species new to the main Hawaiian Islands has been discovered in West Hawaii.
Benzophenone-2, used to manufacture many soaps, shampoos and other products, is killing young coral reefs at concentrations commonly found in the environment.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park dAuthority, or GBRMPA, was established in 1974 to manage the worlds largest living organism and protect it from a growing list of threats. So when it announced...
By sheer coincidence, Canadian researchers have discovered a reef of living cold-water corals in southern Greenland. PhD student Helle Jrgensbye from DTU in Denmark has been investigating the reef...
It was last-ditch effort to save a dying kind. Late last year, only three Mangarahara cichlids were known to exist. The fish were all males, living out the last days of their species in aquariums....
Compliance with restrictions on fishing at marine sanctuaries off the coast of Southern California appears to be high two years after the reserves were created.
Secret life of coral revealed by timelapse photography
In its natural environment, seaweed plays a major role in marine ecosystems. Not only does the plant provide nutrients and energy for organisms up the food chain, but these plants also provide...
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from an international team of scientists has found that if more carbon dioxide makes its way into the ocean conch snails will be...
April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For one particular species of tropical seaweed, competition may have a high cost. Scientists investigating the chemical warfare that takes place...
Moving house is always an exhausting and stressful experience - but imagine if the property is an aquarium and 2,500 underwater creatures need to be packed up.
Ocean waters warming from climate change are placing coral reefs in jeopardy, but a new discovery suggests that two similar-looking coral species differ in how they survive.
The health of coral reefs offshore depend on the protection of forests near the sea, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society that outlines the importance of terrestrial...
Carlos and Allison Estape started their own fish count at Alligator Reef, reigniting their passion for scuba diving on their home reef.
With humans scattered throughout the globe, it is hard to imagine lands still unexplored or species undocumented. Yet, on the remote French Polynesian Gambier Islands a new coral reef species has...
Although some scientists suggest that coral reefs are headed for certain doom, a new study by University of Florida and Caribbean researchers indicates even damaged reefs can recover.
Some corals have been found to have the ability to survive in harsh environments, according to new research. The researchers report previously unrecognized species diversity that had been was hiding...
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a long-awaited fisheries rules package Saturday, as he and a host of Democratic Party leaders bid goodbye to state Rep. Denny Coffman at the Kona International Airport.
WESTERN BUREAU:Members of the Negril scuba-diving fraternity have expressed grave concern about the growing number of Lionfish that are being spotted off the West End coast in the resort town.
A new pilot project initiated by WWF proves that the use of satellite technology in the surveillance of fishing activities can be an efficient and simple method to increase safety on fishing vessels...
In the first global assessment of its kind, a science team led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has produced a landmark report on the impact of fishing on a group...
One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what scientists have long suspected -- that this type of pollution from...
Australian study finds warmer ocean temps may be causing problems for coral trout and other large reef fish By Summit Voice FRISCO Warmer water temperatures in the southeastern Pacific Ocean are...
Researchers on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland are freezing coral sperm to stop some of the animal species from becoming extinct.
(Phys.org) Many people look back at their time on the Great Barrier Reef by viewing holiday snaps. Scientists have taken an even longer look back at the Great Barrier Reef via another image caught...
The opening of a Lower Keys seafood processing facility has spurred state fishery managers to move toward limiting harvests of the Florida sea cucumber.
The soft coral was noticed in Wandoor jetty in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman, in June 2009.
For a few days each year, a vast area off the Australian east coast becomes an underwater city of coral spawning.
The incredibly rare jellyfish, which measures 50cm long, was discovered off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Its sting so powerful it can be felt in the water surrounding the creature.
Australian scientists complete worlds first 3D survey of the "unmappable" Great Barrier Reef - by using satellites.
It may be a bit voyeuristic, but divers on the Great Barrier Reef are eagerly awaiting an annual event described as the Everest of reproduction in nature.
At the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting in St. Croix today, Nov. 15, 2013, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee will issue a call to action on their two top priorities: supporting the...
The Marquis de Sade had nothing on this crittera sea slug that makes out by stabbing potential mates between the eyes and, researchers suspect, drugging them.
Earlier this week, an angler in Borneo caught an unusual-looking fish, which caused quite a stir online. Reported the Borneo Post:
Overfishing, pollution, and climate change are pushing the oceans coral reefsto the brink of extinction. Depending on the region, average declines in coral reef cover can range from 40 to 80...
WASHINGTON South Florida's coral reefs, a natural wonder worth more than $6 billion to the local economy, appear to be rebounding after decades of damage, disease and deterioration.
A marine scientist is warning Solomon Island landowners that logging will kill nearby reef fisheries within a decade leaving future generations with neither timber nor marine resources to support...
With coral cover on Caribbean reefs at historic lows, sponges are now the dominant, habitat-forming animals on most of them. The decline in coral is due to disease, heat stress from warming waters...
Footage of a rare baby albino whale swimming with its mother has been has been filmed by surfers off the Chile coast.
Say you find yourself, as one occasionally does, in need of incubating some baby cuttlefish. Say you don't have a lot of money, as one occasionally does not, to do the incubating of said cuttlefish.
Coral animals produce a chemical that serves as a seed for clouds and gives the ocean its unique scent.
You will want to dive into your computer when you see these coral reef panoramas, some of which have been rendered as 360-degree interactive images.
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The War on Terror may have given unmanned drones a bad name, but a research team from Stanford University just might be able to rehabilitate that...
A NEW national opinion poll show four in every five Australians want dredging and dumping banned in the Great Barrier Reef.
Coral reefs around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. Pollution, overfishing, coastal development and global warming are all culprits. In the waters near China, 80 percent of the coral...
If you think you know what a thriving coral reef community looks like, take a look at this trailer for the upcoming IMAX movie "Journey to the South Pacific"
ANILAO, BATANGAS Guillermo Delos Reyes has been fishing all his life in the waters off Batangas.
Scientists have achieved a milestone in Africa: they've helped build a better fish trap, one that keeps valuable fish in while letting undersized juvenile fish and non-target species out.
Rare reef REFILL (10/14/13)
There are many issues faced by Sri Lankans when it comes to protecting the country's biodiversity. Most of the issues are being looked into and taken care of. Out of such issues, one thing that has...
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is donating more than $24,000 to the University of Hawaii for coral reef research in Palau.
The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts has been solved sponges are the unsung heroes holding the delicate ecosystem together, scientists say.
Eighty-Year-Old Mistake Leads to Species Extinction?
When the homely goosefish lays its eggs, it creates something beautiful.
Israels southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, one of whose prime attractions is its colorful and multi-shaped underwater coral reefs, may have a clear advantage in the future over rival coral-viewing...
Teeming with species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life -- and thus most deserving of resources for conservation....
Coral reefs provide a home to fish and protect coasts from eroding. But, they are threatened, and have suffered from ocean warming. In the Seychelles, a project is underway to transplant healthy...
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sharks play an important role in the food web of a marine ecosystem and a study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE has found that...
On one side lies the opportunity to efficiently exploit nine proposed megamines in the Galilee Basin and the thousands of jobs and billions of export dollars that entails. On the other lies the...
A state Department of Land and Natural Resources spokeswoman said Tuesday the rules package on which West Hawaii residents, fishermen and state officials labored for the better part of a decade ...
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Just as the black plague laid waste to communities across Medieval Europe, a white plague; has been decimating marine corals in the Caribbean. Once thought to be caused...
A coral reef ecologist discovered hemiscyllium halmahera off the coast of an island in Indonesia and hopes it will save other shark species in the region.
San Pedros Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has discovered a way to dramatically boost reproduction of Californias official state marine fish the tangerine-colored garibaldi.
Science offers hope for the world's besieged corals
Cobalt-blue surgeonfish and dazzling diamondfish, among others, will glide around lumbering rays and become one with a reef that is, in fact, made of 3,000 pieces of painstakingly crafted man-made...
New research shows divers were willing to pay to improve the reef's attributes and were able to differentiate and rank their preferences of biodiversity, numbers of fish and corals, coral species...
KEY LARGO, Fla. (WSVN) -- Divers in the Florida Keys have witnessed a reproductive phenomenon that occurs in the coral reef once a year. Coral spawning occurs several nights after the full moon in...
Four days after a faulty Matson pipe discharged 233,000 gallons of molasses into the waters at Honolulu Harbor, marine biologists say the environmental disaster is causing significant damage to the...
This is Eunice aphroditois , also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Graboids from Tremors , the Bugs from Starship Troopers , and a rainbow but its a really...
In 2007, an artificial reef designed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers was placed in the Gulf of Eilat to reduce environmental pressure on the region's natural reef. Now teeming...
EXPLORE Australia's majestic Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, saying hello to Nemo, Dory and chums via an underwater Google Maps tour.
Staff at Sea Life Centre launch campaign to remove octopodes from human diet
The state marine-watch agency has found that some coral reefs in the oil-slick-affected Ao Phrao area of Koh Samet have been killed off by bleaching, and some marine life had been reduced by up to 20...
An amazing photo essay of marine life from Scotland including anemones, starfish, clams among others.
Discovery Channel has pissed off tons of its viewers by launching shark week with the mockumentary "Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives". With so much awesome shark science out there, it's sad...
In what could be the first of its kind in the world, a 65-meter-long artificial reef shaped like a rosary was dropped into the Albay Gulf off the coastal town of Sto. Domingo in Albay.
Amputee veterans learn from youth members of SCUBAnauts International how to transplant Staghorn coral during the annual Mote Marine Lab coral's mitigation project
Starfish have a feeding method that is unlike any other. To eat, the echinoderm ejects its stomach from its own body placing it over the digestible parts of its prey, typically a mussel or clam.
Shark Week is upon us (starting Sunday, 8/4 at 8 PM with a new "Air Jaws"), and one of the highlights this year is "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," which combines our love of all things shark...
The oil spill hit Ao Phrao beach on Koh Samet on Sunday night. The island's proximity to Bangkok makes it popular with international tourists and weekend visitors from the city, and most of it is...
BALTIMORE (AP) The National Aquarium in Baltimore has overhauled what once was a drab, leaky, concrete tank of mostly sting rays, adding 1,000 animals and 3,000 hand-sculpted coral replicas to...
Anthracimycin, a chemical compound derived from the Steptomyces bacteria, was discovered in the ocean off the coast of Santa Barbara in California. Its unique chemical structure makes it a new...
The new species Echinophyllia tarae is described from the remote and poorly studied Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. Although the new species is common in the lagoon of Gambier Islands, its...
Isolated wildernesses such as Palmyra, which is now a National Wildlife Refuge, provide precious natural laboratories and hold a powerful allure in the popular consciousness. However, few scientists...
Red lionfish have invaded the Caribbean and threaten to devastate the marine ecosystem in a region renowned for diving and snorkeling.
Editors note: This is the second installment in a four-part series on exhibits, public programs, lectures, and scientific research in connection with Shark Summer at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
Two Marine Corps jets were forced to make an emergency jettison off the coast of Australia this week, dropping four unarmed bombs into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, two U.S. officials told NBC...
Climate change , unsustainable fishing, and pollution are serious threats facing coral reefs . A multidisciplinary series of studies is being conducted to understand the underlying processes. The...
In Fiji's largest marine reserve, shark populations are benefiting from "no-take" protections that keep their food supply steady, according to a new study.
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When reef fish hatch from their eggs, they are immediately swept out to sea -- sometimes miles from the safety of their coral homes. Once they are...
Corals may let certain bacteria get under its skin, according to a new study. The study offers the first direct evidence that Stylophora pistillata, a species of reef-building coral found throughout...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A new more sensitive weight-based approach for monitoring coral growth in the wild has been developed by U.S. Geological Survey researchers leading to more definitive answers...
Proposals for two huge marine reserves back on the agenda at major international meeting.
New England Aquarium officially reopened its Giant Ocean Tank on July 1 after a 10-month, $17.3 million redesign and renovation of its signature Caribbean coral reef and the development of two new...
Many biological processes have their roots in the very earliest stages of life's evolutionary tree, and new research in the journal BMC Genomics indicates that part of our immune system comes from...
Boat noise disrupts orientation behavior in larval coral reef fish, according to new research. Reef fish are normally attracted by reef sound but the study, conducted in French Polynesia, found that...
Jellyfish-like hydroid and 200-year--old clams among Marine Institute discoveries
Spike in sightings of tiny, but extremely venomous blue-ringed octopus brings scary headlines, but expert says an octo-lypse is unlikely
Small fish may have small brains, but they're not stupid. A common coral reef fish called damselfish can learn to avoid predators from more experienced kin, even in complete darkness, new research...
An underwater party hosted by aquarists dressed as clowns and with some fishy guests marked the beginning of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's 25th birthday celebrations.
Starting June 30, saltwater species can be targeted with a spearing device in Collier County state waters for the first time in more than 60 years.
Fish are efficient swimmers, gliding through the water peacefully or quickly darting to escape predators. Yet actually finding out how they do it is more complicated than you might expect. Now,...
Photojournal of natural fluorescence of Acropora millepora under dissecting microscope, a rare morph with cyan-colored tentacles.
Eighteen Vietnamese crew members of a cargo ship have been detained after it ploughed into a coral reef in the central Philippines, the coastguard said Tuesday.
Fishing is expected to be banned near the Atlantic islet of Rockall after a rare methane gas vent in the seabed and two new shellfish species were discovered by British scientists.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found that minnows exhibited worrying behaviour after living in water contaminated with Zoloft and Prozac.
Veteran diver Richard Fitzpatrick will point out Nemo, sharks and vibrant coral as he takes millions on a live tour of the Great Barrier Reef - online.
A drastic decline in the live coral cover in Lakshadweep has been reported, causing serious concern among researchers and naturalists.
Edinburgh marine biologists discover a deep-sea shark spawning ground on Scotland's only inshore coral reef.
David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean.
Big changes have been made for anglers and divers across the state that target lionfish. FWC will lift the limit on how many of the invasive species people can catch or kill.
Colorful, fake coral gives aquarium visitors an eco-friendly glimpse inside a reef. At the National Aquarium in Baltimore, a new reef exhibit presents an artistic challenge to the coral fabrication...
A new genus and species of coral was discovered in the North Eastern Pacific Ocean.
April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The corals reefs on Australias Great Barrier Reef were devastated by Cyclone Yasi a Category 5 Hurricane which made landfall in Queensland,...
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that it took 13 years for the coral reef system in Brazil to recover after the catastrophic El Nino event of 1997-98.
A coral-killing starfish has begun infesting a channel of water in the Philippines famed for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world, the government said Friday.
Focus on reefs north of Biscayne National Park South Floridians will get the chance this month to share ideas on how to protect 105 miles of coral reef running from northern Biscayne Bay to northern...
When most people think of coral reefs, they think of sunlit shallow shelves, teeming with sea creatures and iridescent tropical fish that almost anyone with a snorkel and a swimsuit can see. [More]
Less severe measures to be used to protect reefs Biscayne National Park has dropped a controversial proposal to ban fishing across nearly 16 square miles of coral reef, after vigorous opposition from...
Photographer Joshua Lambus has put together a beautiful series of photographs showing luminous creatures of the deep glowing with light against a pitch-black background. The project is titled...
Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Your Universe Online A new study claims earthquakes and volcanoes are responsible for the diverse nature of the oceans coral reefs. With this information,...
Volunteer divers this week began restoring a section of damaged coral reef as activists continued to keep the underwater vandals - a sea walking company - under scrutiny.
The rainy season will be the first real test for the artificial reefs placed in shallow waters along the coast of Phetchaburi's Cha-am district as they begin their mission of preventing coastal...
Octopuses that live in the deep open ocean are difficult enough to find. But try locating a glass octopus, which is nearly transparent. Floating in the dim midwaters, this gelatinous octopod looks...
Federal coral experts join multi-agency effort
IT WAS easier to change the title to "Swimming with Tridacna" but I had to be honest, I didn't take a dip in the waters. Plus, you may be wondering what in tridacna are we talking about. Tridacna is...
The Aquarium of the Pacific's newest gallery will showcase bioluminescent fish and marine scavengers found at the bottom of the ocean. Read more: Aquarium exhibit peers into ocean's dark depths
A special project to restore the devastated coral reef of Hikkaduwa National Park has been launched by the Wildlife Conservation Department.
UNESCO has released its latest report on the state of the Great Barrier Reef, and has once again raised concerns about excessive port development along the coast, and the state of water quality...
The Shedd Aquariums baby beluga whale is just a couple of days away from getting a name. Caretakers at the aquarium spend most of their time tending to the Shedds in-house whales. WGNs Marcus...
The father of crocodile hunter Steve Irwin has launched a multimillion pound campaign to save Australias Great Barrier Reef.
Coral reefs are stressed because of climate change. Researchers have discovered corals themselves play a role in their susceptibility to deadly coral bleaching due to the light-scattering properties...
An April 24, 2013, press release from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources: The Philippines is taking part in the worlds largest gathering of ocean stakeholders that seeks to develop...
The roving coralgrouper, a predator fish of the tropical reef, uses sign language to advise fellow hunters of hiding prey, according to a new study.
Many fathers might find themselves with their hands full when looking after their children, but this fish has his mouth crammed full with scores of his offspring. Among yellow-headed jawfish - which...
A full moon and warm waters may send some sharks diving deep, according to a new study.Over the course of nearly three years, researchers from Australia observed 39 mostly female gray reef sharks...
A project that designs robots to repair and replenish damaged coral reefs is looking for funding on Kickstarter.
Environmentalists cheered a ruling Tuesday that allows a network of coastal areas where fishing is banned or limited in roughly 16 percent of state waters to remain in place.
A new marine reserve in Akaroa Harbour has been approved by Conservation Minister Nick Smith.
A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 22,000 pounds of meat from a protected...
How can the area sustain an annual take of 40 million fish? Every year, when the dry season comes and the water level drops, billions of ornamental fish lie doomed in drying puddles. Many species...
By Douglas MainLiveScienceCoral reefs may be more independent and resilient than previously thought.New research shows that an isolated reef off the northwest coast of Australia that was severely...
redOrbit Staff &amp; Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Fine particles in the air resulting from burning coal or volcanic eruptions can negatively affect coral growth, a team of climate scientists...
A recent study taken up by a team of researchers from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Chennai, brought to light the serious threat of extinction the coral reef colonies and mangrove forests...
The ocellated icefish (Chionodraco rastrospinosus) has gin-clear blood. And it has no scales. And it lives nowhere but the inky depths down to 3,200 feet (1 kilometer) in the icy waters off...
Nudibranchs are soft-bodied marine molluscs which shed their shells as larvae revealing their remarkable exterior.
U.S. facing hefty fine after a Navy minesweeper ran aground on a protected coral reef two months ago in the Sulu Sea.
There will be a lot more pink at WA's Ningaloo Reef next week as the annual coral mass spawning fills waters
American scientists have discovered an interesting invisible fish. It was pirate perch, a favorite of many aquarists. However, it is not invisible in terms of visibility but, rather, in terms of...
Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research have found that a certain type of tunicate - ascidiacea - can be used as a renewable source of biofuel and fish food. This is particularly...
Mimic Octopus Makes Home on Great Barrier Reef
There's some evidence that carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere has slowed the development of coral reefs. So researchers are adding antacid to the water in a tiny part of the Great Barrier...
Palau's president has proposed banning all commercial fishing in the Pacific nation's waters to create one of the world's largest marine reserves, covering an area roughly the size of France.
Coral reef decline in recent years due to a variety of threats -- from pollution to climate warming -- has lent urgency to the search for new ways to evaluate their health. A new study has revealed...
Citizen science surveys compare well with traditional scientific methods when it comes to monitoring species biodiversity, according to researchers. A new study shows that methods to record marine...
Three species of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.
Scientists have mapped the remnants of a reef off the NSW mid-north coast in a climate change investigation.
A vast array of new species was recently discovered in the world's most spectacular reef you've never heard of -- Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea.
Sharks are being slaughtered at an unsustainable rate, with a new study showing 100 million are killed a year.Before the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and...
ORACABESSA BAY, Jamaica Mats of algae and seaweed have shrouded the once thick coral in shallow reefs off Jamaicas north coast. Warm ocean waters have bleached out the coral, and in a cascade of...
The United States said Friday it would support proposals to curb the trade of five shark species and manta rays, whose numbers are declining because of demand for fins and gills.
A new study of Asia's Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's reefs, shows that when it comes to ensuring a rich and diverse range of species, size matters.
The Convention in Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) is advising a number of shark species are re-categorised in order to ensure their adequate protection
Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As their name indicates, oceanic whitetip shark s ( Carcharhinus longimanus ) are best known as inhabitants of the open seas. However, a new report...
Aquarium expert shatters a few illusions about stinging jellyfish at t Birmingham Sea Life Centre.
Using underwater video cameras to record fish feeding on South Pacific coral reefs, scientists have found that herbivorous fish can be picky eaters a trait that could spell trouble for endangered...
The mysterious world of the squid can be studied in much more detail in Weymouth now they have been successfully bred and displayed at an aquarium for the first time ever in Britain.
An injured dolphin apparently approaching a group of divers for help has been caught on film. The rescue; took place in the waters of Kona,...
Furry crabs once thought to be damaging the Great Barrier Reef may in fact be helping save the coral by stopping the spread of disease, according to research.
Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesias Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine...
Great white sharks might someday be classified as a threatened or endangered species in California, if the state's Fish and Game Commission votes Wednesday to begin a year-long review process.
Photographer Alexander Semenov has done it again. This time the Russian biologist takes us on an up-close encounter with starfish, although looking at these neon carpets I had no idea what they were...
Australia insisted Friday that protecting the Great Barrier Reef was a top priority, but conservationists WWF said not enough had been done to prevent UNESCO deeming it a world heritage site "in...
Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode with potential impacts to people, according to research from The University of Queensland (UQ).
The USS Guardian has become a political and logistical nightmare for the Navy since it ran aground on January 17 in the Sulu Sea.
Neural signals observed in real time, offering important look at how brains see outside world
More than 12,000 shark teeth were discovered hidden in the gravel sea bed of the ocean display at the Sea Life Centre, in Blackpool, by researchers when it was emptied for refurbishment.
Most crew leaves US Navy ship stuck on coral reef in Philippines; the ship ran aground Thursday while in transit through the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a coral sanctuary in the Sulu Sea, 640...
Well-intentioned children and aquarium hobbyists seeking to free their pet fish down a toilet bowl or into a local waterway may inadvertently be contributing to the threat of invasive species...
We connected with two shark professionals, Chris Huss and Mark Strickland , who have boldly gone where many men would never and are using their underwater photography...
Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
New research shows that the shark embryos can detect the bio-electric fields of approaching predators. When they do, they freeze by stopping their gill movements, as shown in the video below. This...
Corals are marine animals typically living in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium...
For centuries the giant squid has been the stuff of legend, but now, for the first time ever, scientists have collected footage of a giant squid, (Architeuthis), in its natural habitat, thousands of...
On a moonless night in November 2003, fishermen Chris Goldblatt was awakened by a grinding, sickening crackthe speedboat on which he was asleep was being crushed by a 300-foot petroleum barge.
China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found, with researchers describing "grim" levels of damage and loss.
No one thinks damaging coral is sexy, but researchers from the University at Buffalo just made it official. Turns out, coral sex is dampened after injury from storms and human activity.
REEF experts believe the loss of half the coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef is a "national crisis" worthy of a rescue package similar to the Murray Darling Basin plan.
The social wrasse might not seem important, but this tiny fish plays a critical role in linking the open ocean to the reef ecosystem. And it is being threatened by a new invasive predator.
There is growing scientific concern that corals could retreat from equatorial seas and oceans as the Earth continues to warm, a team of international marine researchers warned today.
Researchers have published findings about a unique trade and its long-term implications.
A coral reef is a world of kaleidoscopic shape and color. To see one at night, illuminated by its own fluorescence, is even more marvelous still. This luminous parade was filmed off the coast of...
A female shark from an vulnerable species has been brought to Birmingham, where it is hoped she will breed with a male from the species.
In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings...
"Deep NZ: Our underwater wilderness", developed by NIWA, GNS Science and Te Papa, promises to showcase New Zealands deepwater habitats and creatures such as crabs, tubeworms, precious corals, fish,...
THE world's largest marine reserve could be created around Pitcairn Island under a proposal before the British Government.
Washington, Nov. 25 (ANI): The world&amp;#39;s biggest aquarium which will house more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species in 45 million liters of water has opened in Singapore.
A pristine tropical reef that has weathered several natural disasters is now part of America&amp;#39;s largest marine sanctuary.
A Massachusetts fisherman has caught a creepy-looking lobster that&amp;#39;s colored to match Halloween.
Up to a million species live in the seas, and two-thirds of those ocean-dwellers may still be undiscovered, according to a new study that also cataloged all of the known species that dwell beneath...
Australia formally creates the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting oceans around its coast.
Algae kill corals, corals muster fish, fish eat algae and become more toxic.
Ocean scientists have collected another example of an unusual deep sea carnivorous sponge, shaped like a harp, off the coast of northern California.
Researchers from Australia and Saudi Arabia launched a project Thursday which they hope will help them understand the genetic makeup of corals and how they react to climate change.
The expansion of European settlement in Australia triggered a massive coral collapse at the Great Barrier Reef more than 50 years ago, according to a new study.
Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef comes with a cosmic bang this year.
AN AMATEUR wildlife photographer and Southern Cross University research candidate has helped reinvigorate the profile of Victoria&amp;#39;s state marine emblem.
SHARK brains share several features with human brains, which could help researchers working on a shark repellant, scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) say.
A recent survey of the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef has found coral flourishing in deep waters, a stark contrast to the shallower reefs that have seen a drastic decline over the last few decades.
Chilly waters of Sweden were once home to three coral reefs, now the last remaining reef is in danger of dying out
Researchers from University of Delaware are in the midst of a multiyear study with Delaware State University researchers to better understand the behavior and migration patterns of sand tiger sharks....
A female Argonaut, commonly called a paper nautilus, was accidentally scooped up by some fishermen a few miles out from Angel&amp;#39;s Gate lighthouse in San Pedro and brought to Cabrillo Marine...
A new species of reef coral is discovered, which lives on the ceilings of dark caves. Its closest relatives are larger, have symbiotic algae in their soft tissue and need sunlight to grow. The new...
Here are some more cool uses for your fishtank, at least when it doesn't have fish in it.
The newly discovered reef has scientists excited. They are black corals, which are now calling the ancient reef home. Some stand four feet tall. They are also known as wire corals.
An Australian research team said Monday they have found an effective way to kill the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish, which is devastating coral reefs across the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef has been reduced to half of what it was in the 1980s, an alarming new study has found.
The Philippines Tubbataha Reef was recently recognized by an international policy research body for the excellent care of the heritage site, hailed as a model in coral reef conservation.
Batangas City (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - An odd-looking sea creature locally christened the "bubble shark"; is breathing new life into a campaign to preserve a vital marine corridor straddling...
Scientists have discovered that a group of marine creatures known as echinoderms have genes which can change the collagen in their bodies, potentially holding the key to maintaining a youthful...
Thousands of images from Australia's Great Barrier Reef and other coral locales are being stitched together into an eye-popping array of 360-degree panoramas but this project isn't just about...
The $50-million Nova Southeastern University facility will provide significant environmental research and boost South Florida's $6 billion coral reef industry that sustains 71,000 jobs. Center built...
(Phys.org)Researchers at Oregon State University for the first time have confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs it appears they...
The coral diversity in the West Indian Ocean, especially around Madagascar, is greater than previously believed and it may even rival parts of the Great Barrier Reef, new research shows.
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Pure Blue Foundation has launched a coral reef regeneration programme on Hanuman Bay as the first project undertaken in cooperation with Akaryn Samui Resort and Spa.
Australian marine conservation pioneer and renowned shark expert Ron Taylor has passed away at the age of 78.
Dredging stirs up slow silt storm and may disrupt marine life.
(Phys.org)A group of international researchers, including one from UWA Oceans Institute, has used coral sampling to assess the impact of river run-offs in a bay in north-eastern Madagascar.
Global warming has spurred dire warnings about the future of coral reef ecosystems, with warnings that many reefs could be wiped out by bleaching, sending biologists scrambling to develop...
Your Universe Online Ocean scientists have known for a long time that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, before they move into the coral reefs as...
Marine conservationists have identified heat-tolerant coral species living in locations with continuous background temperature variability as those having the best chance of surviving climate change,...
Researchers at the University of Hawaii -- Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The...
Local grassroots efforts to protect marine habitat are paying off in Fiji, which is making progress toward the goal of protecting at least 30 percent of Fijis inshore habitats. A new study by...
A new study by researchers from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, and the Wildlife...
redOrbit Staff &amp; Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It has been found that an unevenness of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching vulnerability of reef corals according to Research...
Sarah Merolla spent three weeks this summer diving twice a day on a restored coral reef in the British Virgin Islands to monitor whether fish populations have returned to the reef.
Like many mysteries of the sea, the source of a pair of dentures found on a coral reef off Fort Lauderdale may remain forever unknown.
As waters warm, researchers keep a wary eye on reef life cycles.
Comparing different parts of the world&amp;#39;s oceans, the index weighs whether the human activity there is sustainable or in need of better management.
An artist installs sculptures in tropical shallows with an eye to saving reefs.
Male and female threatened pillar coral have been documented for the first time spawning together in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary , said researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
A bizarre experiment in marine conservation rests on the ocean floor off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
IS he a fish? Is he a crocodile? Whatever he is, he is also superbly camouflaged. His mottled colouring blends in perfectly with the seabed, and even his eyelids have frilly edges to prevent his...
Part of the vast Great Barrier Reef in Australia has flourished in a sediment-filled environment, which was thought to be detrimental.
IN collaboration with several non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners, Berjaya Hotels and Resorts (BHR), Berjaya Cares Foundation (BCF) and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) have embarked on a...
The Great Barrier Reef's amazing diversity of life gets a helping hand from distant underwater volcanic eruptions, a new study has found.
When you think of coral reefs, you probably picture scuba divers gliding through warm, crystal-clear waters. And for the most part, you would be right: more than 90 percent of the world's coral reefs...
Scientists hope that building what is essentially a sperm bank for the worlds corals will someday help restore and even rebuild damaged reefs.
IN THE OCEAN OFF KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Ocean explorer Sylvia Earle sported one Rolex dive watch on each wrist as she slipped beneath the balmy waters of the Florida Keys for a weeklong stay at an...
Talk about making the most of an opportunity. A whale shark in the waters off Indonesia capitalized on the chance for an easy dinner by sucking fish straight out of a hole in a fishing net.
Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Great Barrier Reef, recover faster from major stresses than their Caribbean counterparts, leading marine scientists say.
President Barack Obama has one. Comedian Stephen Colbert has one. Elvis Presley has one. Even computer software magnate Bill Gates has one. And now, Bob Marley -- the late popular Jamaican singer and...
That's not a tasteful color scheme for a knit - it's a healthy color for a coral. Reef-building corals produce vivid colors as they grow, offering a new tool for monitoring these fragile environments.
Scientists at a major coral reef symposium in Australia call for immediate international action to save the world's coral reefs from rapid decline.
Coral reefs along Panama's Pacific coast completely collapsed for 2,500 years due to natural climate cycles, researchers reported in a study Thursday, adding that there's a lesson in the data for...
SCIENTISTS hope the coral-eating crown of thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef could be killed by an infectious bacteria.
Among the new species: a candy-striped clingfish and fairy gobyplus, a &amp;quot;bizarre&amp;quot; scorpionfish and an eel opening wide for flounder.
The international community has voiced ongoing concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
A rare blue lobster is pulled up in a trap in Rockport Harbor.
Research headed by a Swansea University marine biologist offers a potential solution for endangered coral reefs around the world's oceans.
Researcher document recovery in coral reef ecosystems of Dry Tortugas National Park By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY Focused and collaborative conservation efforts can pay off in coral reef...
THE ability of coral to recover from a significant bleaching event is the subject of an ongoing research project at the world&amp;#39;s most southerly coral reef at Lord Howe Island.
A lush ecosystem has grown around High Island, a dormant platform in the Gulf of Mexico that is facing demolition.
MEXICO CITY The shallow-water reefs at Cabo Pulmo, in Mexicos Sea of Cortez, are a national treasure, a marine reserve with a remarkable back story about how a once-abused environment can rebound....
Australia has created the world&amp;#39;s largest network of marine reserves and will restrict fishing as well as oil and gas exploration in a major step to safeguard the environment and access to...
Ramming behavior among male bump-head parrot fish, which occurs during competition for females, has been observed by humans for the first time
by Roxi Aslan On our science diving trip to Palau we visited Jellyfish Lake, a tropical marine lake home to millions of golden and moon jellyfish. Due to the stratification of the lake into two...
Coral reef restoration along Florida's shores has been getting a boost from federal stimulus money.
Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do because large fish and urchins eat most of the seaweed that might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found that the greatest impact...
The speed of coral death increases alarmingly if colonies are flooded with polluted rather than "clean" sediments, an international team of researchers writing in a prestigious scientific journal has...
Researchers said they have proven a theory that fish born in marine reserves boost overall ocean stocks.
A Rhode Island aquarium has a lot to look at and now it has a rare calico lobster.
Researchers find a startling error rate in statistics on imports of fish for saltwater aquariums. Yet reliable data is needed as coastal managers seek to reduce risks from the introduction of...
Blue Coral, scientifically known as Heliopora Coerulea was found on one of the reefs off Tiliva Island, Viwa in Yasawa. It was first discovered by former Mamanuca Environment Society scientist Dine...
The government will study whether the inch-long dwarf seahorse should have federal protection. The seahorse the smallest of four species found in U.S. waters lives only in seagrass beds in the...
U.S. scientists using sonar and submersibles to map a reefs off Puerto Rico's northeast coast say they have found a 12-foot (3.6-meter) hammerhead shark, an undersea canyon that suddenly plunges 900...
Beneath the sea, in the fight for survival, coral reefs are thriving in the turquoise lagoons of a tiny, volcanic outcrop island called Ofu. This island in American Samoa houses the Muhammad Ali of...
Footage showing what looks like an enormous blob lurking at the bottom of the ocean has prompted armchair Internet experts to question what the bizarre object actually is.
Forget Angry Birds, this is one angry fish. This tropical jawfish certainly looks like it got out of the wrong side of the bed as it gives the photographer a fearsome look. Yet despite its...
He was destined for the pot if they had found one big enough to fit. But Claude the Tasmanian giant crab was saved from death when the fisherman who caught him sold him to a British aquarium for...
Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com Based on current models of climate change, scientists predict that ocean temperatures will continue to rise in the equatorial Pacific, potentially devastating coral reef...
The contest is organised by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Patients are benefiting from the natural chemicals derived from the Earths oceans.
SARASOTA, Fla. Shawn Garner watches over 18 tanks of hundreds of tiny seahorses bobbing among the artificial sea grasses and plastic zip ties provided to give their tails a hitching post. Its the...
A team of eight biologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and National Parks Board will be documenting the annual event here by diving into the waters at the Southern Islands below...
Two new species of shallow-water coral have been discovered just off the coast of Taiwan, but their natural habitat is being threatened by construction projects in the area, environmentalists said...
A group of marine biologists say they have found signs of recovery of Jamaica's depleted coral reefs in the critical fishing resource area known as the Pedro Bank. At the same time, they have warned...
From microscopic forms living inside coral, to large waving stands of seaweed, algae take on many shapes and serve many functions, making life as we know it at coral reefs possible.
Corals may be better placed to cope with the gradual acidification of the world's oceans than previously thought -- giving rise to hopes that coral reefs might escape climatic devastation.
Herpes strains found to be common in reef ecosystems By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY After finding that bacteria from waste water effluent are a major factor in the elkhorn coral die-off in Floridas...
In the search for sustainability of the ocean's fisheries, solutions can be found in a surprising place: the ancient past. Marine scientists reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged coral formations deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and miles from the ruptured well at the heart of the disaster, researchers reported Monday.
Users of natural resources can be the guardians of their fauna and flora, despite the hostility we show towards those who strip the planet bare. In collaboration with several governments and others,...
Massive land development in Phuket province will be strictly controlled by environmental regulations.
Cuttlefish and other cephalopods use polarized light, which humans are unable to see, to communicate with each other and to distinguish objects under the water, according to a new Australian study.
The spectacular snouts of sawfish are revealed as complete hunting weapons - even as the creatures themselves head to extinction.
A team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, used video cameras to count Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) inside and outside marine...
Young coral reef fish use sounds, smells and visual cues to find their nursery grounds, according to new research. By testing how young French grunts (a common fish in Curaao and throughout the...
As global warming heats up the Earths oceans, one ecosystem stands to be severely threatened: Coral reefs. However, new research has given scientists to be hopeful about the fate of these coral...
Ken Nedimyer started the Coral Restoration Foundation, which has grown more than 25,000 staghorn and elkhorn corals in underwater nurseries. He and his staff of volunteers work three days a week...
Coral offspring spawned from Australia&amp;#39;s Great Barrier Reef clone themselves when rough weather hits with not all of the fragile embryos perishing in big waves, research showed Friday.
A Unesco team arrives in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.
A pioneering scientific expedition that will document the health of coral on the Great Barrier Reef will be undertaken as a joint venture between global technology giant Google, the UQ Global Change...
A bill making its way through the Legislature would dump 5 billion gallons of treated sewage into the ocean every year, but save South Florida&amp;#39;s utility ratepayers at least $1.3 billion.
Video and images of the bathymetry of the GBR and Coral Sea.
In an experiment, scientists plan to transplant basketball-sized staghorn corals grown in the laboratory to a depleted reef off Fort Lauderdale, hoping to expand and heal the reef.
A new study suggests restoring the natural flow of the Chicago River as part of a multibillion dollar public works project to separate the Great Lakes from the Mississippi water basin, and stop the...
This is only small part of my underwater work at the White Sea Biological Station. When I went underwater for the first time I was absolutely shocked. White Sea showed me another world with it's own...
When it comes to choosing a place to hang out, big reef fish like coral trout, snappers and sweetlips have strong architectural preferences. The choices big fish make on where to shelter could have a...
Raine Island, in the far northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, is shorter than the runway at Cairns International Airport, yet receives almost as many visitors each February.
A 10-month-old Great Pacific octopus came to the Pittsburgh Zoo &amp; PPG Aquarium in June but just made her public debut in the facility's 1,300-gallon tank.
Researchers find that extreme cold induces acute stress in coral but that heat is ultimately more lethal.
Appealing for drastic intervention, representatives of various sectors launched on Sunday a P60-million artificial reef project aimed at rehabilitating the islands almost totally destroyed coral...
WARMER sea temperatures have been promoting faster coral growth along the coast of Western Australia, federal government research has found.
By using sophisticated satellite mapping, the decline in coral reefs can be identified and measures put in place to help prevent it, says an American marine ecologist.
Sea cucumbers could hold the key to saving the Great Barrier Reef, University of Sydney scientists say.
In the first phase of the three-year Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey, researchers looking at coastal mudflat and intertidal areas have already found a hundred species, some of which are new...
It may be the last place youd expect to find coralsup to 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the oceans surface, where the water is icy cold and the light dim or absent. Yet believe it or not, lush coral...
Lessons from tens of millions of years ago are pointing to new ways to save and protect todays coral reefs and their myriad of beautiful and many-hued fishes at a time of huge change in the Earths...
Seaweed may well be an ideal plant to turn into biofuel. It grows in much of the two thirds of the planet that is underwater, so it wouldn't crowd out food crops the way corn for ethanol does....
Rising carbon dioxide emissions threaten the survival of some fish species by sending their central nervous systems haywire.
The one-tank dive is the beginning of a dedicated monthly effort by local dive operators, in partnership with Fosters Food Fair, to eradicate the poisonous invaders and add a new seafood delicacy to...
Cone snails are the largest known genus of invertebrates. They eat molluscs, worms or fish, which they catch using "harpoon-like" spears that are loaded with a venom containing up to 200 different...
Here are the most recent story comments. View All Very well said Steve Leong! It's sad the state of Hawaii's waters...
While swimming off of the coast of Indonesia last July, diver Godehard Kopp noticed that a black-marble jawfish was surreptitiously hitching a ride with the mimic octopus.
The four expedition members include marine biologists, medical scientists, and geologists who will explore depths up to 328 feet (100 meters) using technical re-breather tri-mix SCUBA technology. The...
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland have discovered hybridized sharks off Australias east coast, leading them to believe that some of these predatory beasts display a tendency to...
A research team sailing on the vessel James Cook has been studying the unique habitat surrounding deep sea vents in the Indian Ocean far off the south-east coast of Africa. The vents, created by...
On 60 Minutes last weekend, Anderson Cooper visited a vibrant coral reef off the coast of Cuba, where he swam with sharks and a 200 lb. grouper, a large fish whose numbers are dwindling but which you...
On a dive with "rebreather" rechnology and in a trip inside a transparent acrylic vehicle, a scientist encounters new fish species at a surprisingly rapid rate near Cocos Island.
Coral reefs are extremely diverse ecosystems that support enormous biodiversity. But they are at risk. Carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the ocean, threatening reefs and other marine organisms....
A low-level electric current running through domed-shaped metallic structures in the waters off Bali is giving a jolt to coral reef survival there, according to news reports. The Biorock technology...
In recent years scientific studies have shown that marine environments made off-limits to fishing fleets are a boon to the fish that swim there. The question is: What parts of the ocean are the best...
An ashy pallor has spread across South Florida's coral reefs over the past few months, as stressed corals expelled the algae that gives them color.
Corals damaged in 2002 when a boat ran aground in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are now thriving following a restoration and near decade-long monitoring effort, according to a new NOAA...
Australian scientists have urged greater consideration for the brilliantly-hued parrot fishes that tend and renew the worlds imperiled coral reefs. Parrotfishes are the constant gardeners of the...
A photo gallery of some amazing squid
Much of our knowledge about past life has come from the fossil record -- but how accurately does that reflect the true history and drivers of biodiversity on Earth?
The Australian government has announced plans to establish the world's largest protected marine area in the Coral Sea.
Scientists will be able to identify coral-killing diseases with technology normally used to diagnose human illnesses, marine researchers say.
Scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth's climate warms. Coral bleaching, one of the most devastating events affecting coral reefs...
Massages don't just relax people; fish may also enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of a rubdown, a new study shows. In the wild, coral reef-dwelling surgeonfish get a massage from the cleaner fish...
It is the worlds centre of marine life, which millions depend on to survive. But overfishing and climate change are threatening to destroy this natural treasure. You can help!
Can fish save coral reefs from dying? Researchers have found one case where fish have helped coral reefs to recover from cyclones and predators.
Marine scientists have converged on the Great Barrier Reef off north Queensland to study the annual coral spawning event.
Labor is considering proposals to establish the world's largest marine protected area with 972,000 square kilometres of the Coral Sea to be given differing levels of environmental cover.
Over the past decade, the populations of staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have remained steady after dramatic declines in the last century. Long-term...
Smithsonian scientists and colleagues conducted the first DNA barcoding survey of crustaceans living on samples of dead coral taken from the Indian, Pacific and Caribbean oceans. The results suggest...
Nusa Dua (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Nusa Dua Reef Foundation is planning to build an underwater cultural park in the peninsula area in an effort to protect coral reefs and raise public awareness of...
Trick or Treat? (10/31/11)
Halloween is a time to celebrate the power of disguise. Wherever your travels take you today it wont be surprising if you bump into a few zombies, vampires or witches on your way. Humans love to...
Deep-reef coral grows more prosperously in very little sunlight researchers at The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have found. The research team...
Reef fish work together to catch their dinner, scientists find, with one fish chasing prey while others block escape routes.
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) survey of U.S. residents has discovered that Americans estimate the value of Hawaii's coral reefs at $33.57 billion per year, the scientific...
Attack of the killer seaweed may sound like a cheesy horror flick, but for many coral species, murderous multicellular algae have become real-life villains. A new study of reefs in the South...
Pulley Ridge is one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems off Florida and home to one of the largest gatherings of grouper and snapper. The amount of live coral on its reefs far surpasses most......
nails that get around on rafts of mucous-y bubbles inherited the talent from ancestors that carried their eggs around like balloons on a string, a new study finds. In the process, the slimy snails...
Nearly 80 percent of the worlds natural reefs could be gone by 2050. But at least some of the creatures that rely on them will still have a place to live.
In the waters along Florida's east and west coasts, Florida State University marine biologists are collecting new data on the once severely overfished Atlantic goliath grouper, a native species that...
Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to...
WA scientists have discovered almost three-dozen new marine plant species in the South West.
Coral reefs are plagued by a long list of problems that can injure the fragile ocean ecosystems: Ocean acidification due to global warming, plankton blooms, emerging diseases, pollution and...
An underwater lab is hosting scientists and technicians who are on a 10-day mission to research ways to protect or even restore damaged coral reefs.
An international team of scientists has achieved a major breakthrough in fishing sustainability on coral reefs which could play a vital role in preventing their collapse. Fishermen and scientists...
Captive breeding could transform the saltwater aquarium trade and save coral reefs Marine biologists at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute are developing means to efficiently...
Colorful angelfish, beauties of coral reef habitats, have capitalized on a remarkable set of jaws to exploit niches inaccessible to other reef denizens, according to new research.
Coral reef managers in the Northern Mariana Islands will now receive early warning of dangerous environmental conditions that can weaken and kill high value coral reefs, thanks to a new coral...
Natural Products: Cationic sterol found in sharks blocks infection by a wide variety of viruses
Since it covers most of earth's surface, the ocean is a highway for ships carrying the stuff that powers our economy: cars, factory equipment, refrigerators, lumber, and just about everything else.
Government Officials and Business Leaders Join Together to Support Progress in Eco Innovation and Marine Debris Reduction
A young research scientist who has studied fish from outer space in order to help predict the future of our coral reefs and their fish stocks is this year's winner of a prestigious science prize. Dr...
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is at the forefront of research aimed at figuring out what makes some corals better at fending off disease when temperatures rise. The answer appears related to...
As Miami prepares to dredge its port to accommodate supersize freighters, environmentalists are making a last-ditch effort to protect threatened coral reefs and acres of sea grass that they say would...
Scientists from the University of Florida (UF) have identified a substance in the bacterium of some varieties of coral reef that helps heal injured and deteriorating bones, as well as prevent bone...
The Sea in many places is here cover'd with a kind of a brown scum, such as Sailors generally call spawn; upon our first seeing it, it alarm'd us, thinking we were among Shoals, but we found the same...
Scientists hope to harness coral's natural defence against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays to make a sunscreen pill for humans.
The giant clam, Tridacna gigas, is the largest species of bivalve mollusc in the world, reaching more than 1.2 meters (47 inches) in length and weighing over 200 kilograms (440 pounds).
Last October I had the opportunity to chat with Dick Hill, who is the author of one of the most popular animal physiology textbooks in circulation right now and a pretty darn successful...
A new source of inspiration for wind farm engineers has come from an unlikely place: the sea. By imitating schools of fish, engineers can increase wind farm output--potentially getting up to 10 times...
A bacterium from our guts is killing coral reefs throughout the Caribbean. Leaky sewer systems are to blame, according to a new study. But the city of Key West has shown that upgrades to sewage...
Hundreds of rare fish and coral pieces from one of the most remote parts of the planet have arrived in bustling Waikiki.
From leaping rays to lazy sea lionsthe "extraordinary recovery" in a Mexican marine reserve makes it Earth's most robust, experts say.
Most effects of overharvesting reversed within a decade
One coral-living fish has found an ingenious way to avoid being gobbled up during a nap, a new study finds. The harlequin filefish has evolved to have polka-dot markings that match its coral home....
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Damage to coral reefs could affect various critical aspects of human life and should not be viewed as merely a loss of marine biodiversity, an expert warned.
Delegate Madeleine Bordallo today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded GovGuam $567,781 in federal funding to support coral reef management projects and help...
Increased seawater temperatures are known to be a leading cause of the decline of coral reefs all over the world. Now, researchers have found that extreme low temperatures affect certain corals in...
Dozens of tiny islands, atolls and shoals, spanning more than 1,200 miles of the worlds largest ocean, are slowly, quietly slipping into the sea, destined to become seamounts. Hundreds of miles north...
Continued reliance on a strategy of setting aside land and marine territories as "protected areas" is insufficient to stem global biodiversity loss, according to a new comprehensive assessment.
The angry-looking deep sea anglerfish has a right to be cranky. It is quite possibly the ugliest animal on the planet, and it lives in what is easily Earth's most inhospitable habitat: the lonely,...
Sequences of two species shed light on corals' response to stress and disease.
Many of the world's coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, could survive the coming decades if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, a study has found.
The Baltimore Sun reports on a " new twist on the sustainable food movement "local chefs serving snakeheads, the invasive fish species from Asia that is overtaking Chesapeake-area rivers.
A recent study led by Taiwans Academia Sinica is reshaping the conventional understanding of coral reef formation by showing that soft corals can build reefs, the state-backed research body said...
Networks of biologically-connected marine protected areas need to be carefully planned, taking into account the open ocean migrations of marine fish larvae that take them from one home to another...
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are often hailed as a way to halt serious declines in the abundance of marine species that have been over-fished. But even as nations begin to set aside protected...
Initially all but ignored by native predators, the beautiful but venomous lionfish an Asian native has been spreading widely and rapidly throughout eastern U.S. waters and the Caribbean since...
A professional diver has captured the first images of a wild fish using a tool.
Australian scientists have sequenced the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide. This is the first animal genome...
The Biorock process can help with coral reef restoration, and uses electricity to promote the deposition of calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide. Hard corals quickly bond to this material and...
Sparked by the August and September full moons, a rare underwater exchange of reproductive cells means the continued survival of coral reefs and a fascinating experience for divers.
There is no question now that the Philippines is a biodiversity hotspot. That is, it is one of the worlds biologically richest countries with a significant share of endemic species that are under...
Divers from the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators discovered and killed hundreds of the starfish on the popular Bait and Knuckle reefs a fortnight ago, in the first significant outbreak in...
A stuffed toy nicknamed Tasty can be found in the arsenal in the war against the invasive lionfish. Alecia Adamson wielded the faux lionfish in a Wednesday class to teach volunteer divers the proper...
A new report on the state of the worlds oceans is gaining considerable attention this week. The report by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) and the International Union for...
Marine scientists are hoping the installation of a permanent underwater camera on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland will give them an insight into the daily life of coral and other sea creatures.
Jellyfish have long been dismissed as so much mindless protoplasm with a mouth. Now, in a series of new studies, researchers have found that there is far more complexity and nuance to a jellyfish...
Affects of ocean acidification on clownfish
They are called champagne reefs, but they provide little cause for celebration. Three coral reefs near Papua New Guinea, which are bathed in bubbles of carbon dioxide from volcanic vents, have...
In an era of spiraling health care costs, nature's most promising pharmacy is the only thing that is still free. We ought to take better care of it.
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is helping to build a frozen repository of living coral cells from the Great Barrier Reef that could restore a species in the future.
Aquarium staff in Blackpool were stunned to discover a shark they did not know about had been living undetected in one of their tanks for years.
SANTA CRUZ -- A 14,000-gallon tank that will serve as a deep-sea submarine canyon exhibit was lowered into its new home at the new Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center on Tuesday.
A bubble coral that resembles underwater daisies and a decorated garden eel are among the nine potentially new species discovered in Bali's coral reefs, researchers just announced. The downside: The...
It is hard to court the opposite sex when you are cemented in place, which explains why polyps--the tiny creatures whose exoskeletons form corals--do not reproduce by mating. Instead they cast...
South Florida divers take marine life for the aquarium trade Divers who collect fish and coral off South Florida's coast for the domestic and international aquarium trade face potential limits on the...
A PREDATORY Australian mollusc with a large cone-shaped shell could one day be on the menu to kill off cancer cells.
The chief of a coastal village in Barili town hopes the local government would declare their vast coral reef as a marine protected area (MPA) so that villagers could make a living by offering their...
A team comprising Japanese and Australian explorers headed for Osprey Reef yesterday with a newly designed remote operated robot to dive to 650m and visit the sea bed and everything in between.
Microbial ecologist and UTS Research Fellow Dr Justin Seymour is part of an international team that will apply emerging technology to investigate the causes of bacterial disease in coral.
An unprecedented five-year, world-wide assessment of the health and resilience of coral reef environments gets underway from Miami, Florida this Monday, April 25th.
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation will host the second annual Lionfish Tournament Series in the Florida Keys to help rid the delicate...
Seemingly striking a blow for ecological balance, a Caribbean reef shark chomps on an invasive lionfish in the clear waters of Roatan Marine Park off the coast of Honduras.
Transplanting corals to help rebuild reefs
Oceans become acidic when they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Once dissolved, the gas reacts with carbonate to form bicarbonate, stripping seawater of the compound that many marine organisms...
Not content with taking paying passengers to the edge of space, British business tycoon, adventurer, and self-publicist extraordinaire Richard Branson has just announced another adventure in the...
Coral reefs provide a range of critical goods and services to humanity -- everything from nutrient cycling to food production to coast protection to economic revenues through tourism, according to...
Climate change is already widely recognized to be negatively affecting coral reef ecosystems around the world, yet the long-term effects are difficult to predict. Scientists are now using the...
Black Coral Image Credit: Ringlet.org A 2,000 year-old black coral was found by scientists in the Gulf of Mexico, near the broken BP oil well, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey...
A new marine species has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday the discovery of Chromodoris fentoni, a type of shell-less...
Karl Castillo was in his early 20s when he sat with his stepfather in a small boat off the coast of southern Belize, prepared to examine the coral below. About 15 years later, Castillo returned to...
Using coral structures to ascertain historical records of earthquakes and using that data to extrapolate future events.
Scientists have created a framework that increases the effectiveness of critical reef monitoring techniques. The new framework improves the accuracy and efficiency of fish counts and can be used to...
Researchers have developed a coral reef "stress test" in hopes the system will act as a kind of marine biodiversity triage, allowing for better management of the most diverse and hardiest of corals...
Corals are marine organisms living in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans, which secrete calcium...
A collection of photographs of previously unknown marine life
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has found that a weed-eating fish could be the key to saving the world's coral reefs.
AN AMBITIOUS plan to create a ''coral bank'' of frozen reef polyps so that they can survive extinction is being developed by Australian researchers.
Scores of people have taken to the waters off Cottesloe this morning in a Snorkel for Sanctuaries event organised by the Wilderness Society and the Cottesloe Coastcare Association.
Red anthia fish and rainbow-coloured wrasse dart among the glittering reefs of Indonesia's Wakatobi archipelago as eagle rays and barracudas cruise past in the blue depths.
The Coral Gardener (03/07/11)
Dr. Bowden-Kerby is a marine biologist living in Fiji, who has come up with an incredibly simple but effective way to restore corals in reefs -- start gardening them. He's taught his method to...
In a world first, a new 'state of the art' climate change experimental facility has been completed at the University of Queensland's Heron Island Research Station.
Enzymes from stressed corals specify stressors
Eighteen scientists from Malaysia, the Netherlands and the USA spent three weeks examining the reefs of Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia, situated at the apex of the Coral Triangle. A biodiversity team...
Australian scientists say corals reefs in the South China Sea, West Pacific and Coral Triangle are key to preserving fish and marine resources in the region.
Using seawater and calcium to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) in a natural gas power plant's flue stream, and then pumping the resulting calcium bicarbonate in the sea, could be beneficial to the oceans'...
Marine scientists from 11 universities want the problem of coral bleaching and deterioration to be made part of the national agenda, a Bangkok seminar was told yesterday.
More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found. A new predictive method developed...
A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a wide variety of marine and freshwater environments. This group of algae, which the researchers dubbed "rappemonads,"...
Baldomero Olivera studies chemical compounds found in the venoms of marine cone snails, a potential source of powerful, yet safe and effective drugs. He will discuss the development of Prialt - an...
What happens if you mix fat puffers with sponges? Do clownfish do better alone or in pairs? What's the best way to prune staghorn coral? Joseph Yaiullo, co-founder of Atlantis Marine World in...
With an aim to boost to exports of ornamental fish in the country, Marine Products Export Development Authority, has finalised the guidelines on green certification. The norms for the green...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Coral reefs present a treacherous wall of mouths to flea-sized planktonic crustaceans, but the clamor generated by animals on the reef may act like a foghorn to warn them away from...
High senior Sarah Zimmer conducts a study on sea anemones and effects of differing sound wavelengths on their symbiotic algae.
Taking a cue from James Cameron, D. J. Roller custom-built a 3-D camera to capture eye-popping shots for his documentary Last Reef , out this summer.
Water run-off produced by rainfall from Cyclone Yasi will have both good and bad impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.
MUSCAT A unique coral reef study in Musandam in Oman has shown that the reefs are in good condition with coral cover reaching one of the highest levels in the world.
Tiny sea urchins are now devouring blankets of algae smothering some of the best coral reef in the state. State scientists, environmentalists and a local canoe club released about 1,000 collector sea...
Walking down the beach at Pemuteran Bay provides a glimpse into both the past and future of Indonesias coastal communities. One end of the beach serves as the mooring and launching area for the...
Collecting reef fish for sale in the aquarium trade would be banned or restricted statewide under bills introduced by Maui legislator.
ABNORMALLY hot sea temperatures at Ningaloo Reef are bleaching the area's coral, environmental officers say.
While most scientists agree that coral reefs are in danger of dying, they point their fingers at causes that range from global warming to water pollution. New research from UT researchers suggest...
Researchers at Australias leading coral reef research center have developed a way to protect both coral reef fish - and the interests of fishers. In pioneering research carried out in Fiji in...
IN our material world, things are perceived as real when they are seen or felt with our senses. This is especially true of scientific predictions of natural events. We faced this difficulty when we...
Reefs may simply move house when the oceans heat up. Corals around Japan are fleeing northwards, according to a new study. One type has been spotted 'sprinting' at 14 kilometers a year, thanks to a...
THE potential threats facing coral reef systems worldwide can be better managed. The Coral Reef Scenario Evaluation Tool (Corset) is a generic model framework that can be applied at a regional scale...
The founder of the For Sea Foundation (FSF) is urging authorities to close dive sites in more national marine parks on the Andaman Sea, claiming the recent closure of 18 sites in seven parks does not...
12-year-old Dylan Vecchione has been visiting the Hawaiian island of Maui for five years. He noticed the coral at the Kahekili Reef wasnt looking so good, so he began his own investigation and...
Both corals and people have circadian rhythms which govern our body functions according to changes in day and night or season. Corals use these rhythms to dictate their feeding and breeding and to...
Sections of the Great Barrier Reef face coral bleaching and dieback as a result of flood plumes. About 5 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef was being affected by the flood plumes, discharging mostly...
An 18-year-old study has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins-organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems. The study found that sea urchins were the...
In the Atlantic Ocean off Florida's coast, at 1,500 feet and deeper, the water is 45 degrees and pitch-black. Yet life thrives there. Scientists are just beginning to explore this vast secret of the...
Over the last decade scientists and world governments have been desperately trying to come up with a way of protecting coral reefs from devastating bleaching events. But now a group of Australian...
Three unique marine organisms, Deep Sea Smoky Bat fish, Grooved Razor fish and Frog crab, have been re-recorded from Indian waters after a gap of over a century.
Urchins have self-honing teeth which allow them to chomp through stone, carving out hideaways on rocky shores. Scientists have now learned how the urchins keep their teeth razor-sharp and believe...
A "Bubblegum coral" that features large, knobby polyps is among the swarm of possible new species found at an oceanic crossroads by a joint Indonesian-U.S. expedition this year.
Two scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have provided the first details about the mysterious flashes of dazzling bioluminescent light produced by a little-known sea...
A slimy substance, secreted by starfish, may be the key to treating inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and asthma in the future, according to a new study out of Scotland.
The unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures ushered in by El Nio can have a profound impact on the fish populations surrounding South Pacific coral reefs, a new study finds.An international team...
Bosses at an aquarium in the UK say they're planning to reduce waste this Christmas -- by feeding their fish leftover Brussels sprouts. Staff say they stumbled on the finding that the fish have a...
It's that time again on the Great Barrier Reef; the annual spawning of the coral and Queensland researchers are using the event to examine the effects of climate change. They're capturing coral sperm...
AROUND 750,000 tourists a year visit the national park in Cancun, Mexico, where the recent UN climate talks were held. But an underwater sculpture museum in the park is attracting not just people,...
Marine scientists around the world are excited about the first sighting of a rare deepwater fish at the Poor Knights. The 10cm translucent whisp captured by photographer Crispin Middleton has been...
In a world first, a new 'state of the art' climate change experimental facility has been completed at the University of Queensland's Heron Island Research Station. It has 72 experimental aquaria and...
100 brain (Faviidae), table (Acroporidae) and lesser starlet (Siderastreidae) coral colonies will be collected by the Emirates Marine Environment Group from the natural reef and transplanted, using...
The most unusual boarfish, or Antigonia sp. has already attracted the attention of scientists at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology and at the Smithsonian Institution's National...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service is currently reviewing the status of the coral on the petition. If the listing is granted, it will afford...
Britain's beaches could soon be inundated with records numbers of jellyfish, marine experts warned today. Scientists say the number of jellyfish are on the rise thanks to the increasing acidity of...
The previously unseen creature has 'arms' growing from its head and swims by rhythmically beating its bristles has been discovered nearly 3,000 meters below sea level off the Indonesian coast.
If you were to find yourself in the jungle without a mosquito net, slathering yourself in snot might be a good alternative. It works for fish.
For the scientists, the discovery of an ecosystem with living cold water corals came as a surprise. Lophelia coral with orange-red polyps and gorgonias, which, beside the reef-building stony corals,...
It was thought the corrosive effect of the acid would harm their calcium carbonate skeletons, but now scientists have discovered sea urchins are likely to be able to adapt to increasingly acidic...
A new study suggests that over the next century recruitment of new corals could drop by 73 percent, as rising CO2 levels turn the oceans more acidic. The research findings reveal a new danger to the...
A year ago divers spotted just one of these non-native fish on a reef. Today there are thousands. So what's the big deal? Nothing in South Florida eats the lionfish. In fact there is video of divers...
Philippe sounded genuinely surprised that a newspaper from halfway across the world wanted to interview him. He also admitted that he hardly has any personal time. On the day we finally reached him.
Dr. John Pandolfi, a marine biologist and professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, talks about how reefs are surprisingly resilient to threats.
Scientists study the first known case of such a reverse zoonosis involves the transmission of a human pathogen to a marine invertebrate, elkhorn coral.
Despite its primitive structure, the North American comb jellyfish can sneak up on its prey like a high-tech stealth submarine.
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor recently completed work on one of the most surreal and awe-inspiring artificial reefs I've seen. "The Silent Evolution" is the final and most ambitious of four stages of...
Marine biologists have discovered a new species of deep-sea fish in a deep ocean trench which had previously been thought to be uninhabited.
Nudibranchs are beautiful and brightly colored sea slugs that thrive on healthy coral reefs. While that has been exhilarating, it is the changes that I've ...
Researchers at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit in the University of Hawaii at Manoas School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology have made a...
Coral-growing hobbyists flock to a weekend show that emphasizes growing your own, rather than raiding the ocean.
Just 20 miles north of where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the sea, life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate...
The spread of lethal diseases from animals to humans has long been an issue of great concern to public health officials. But what about diseases that spread in the other direction, from humans to...
Harmful algal blooms kill coral reefs in just three weeks, suggesting coral communities face a new threat.
Ten years, 1200 new species and 9000 days at sea but there are still at least 750,000 species waiting to be discovered
The ten-year Census for Marine Life is about to unveil its final results. But how deep did the $650-million project go?
Microscopic plants less than half a centimeter across may be able to change the paths of 300-mile-wide tropical storms, due to their ability to change the color of the surface of the sea....
Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama. This has important implications for understanding the behaviour of...
According to the NOAA Coral Reef Watch monitoring system coral bleaching is likely in the Caribbean in 2010. Scientists are already reporting coral bleaching at several Caribbean sites and severe...
More than 100 divers collected 534 Indo-Pacific red lionfish during the first tournament dedicated to reducing the population of the invasive species in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
A rare fish shaped like a ribbon has been handed in to an aquarium after being accidentally hauled up in a fisherman's nets. The red-band eel fish has been donated to the Blue Reef Aquarium in...
Washington, DC - The Smithsonians National Zoo has become the first in the zoo and aquarium community to use coral larvae settling techniques to successfully grow two species of anemones.
Scientists are hoping a new study will help predict how rising levels of carbon dioxide will affect the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.
Researchers at the University of Leeds in England have developed a robotic fish, called Robofish, capable of blending in with real fish; at least inside an aquarium or tank
Tests are raising hopes for finally controlling the dreaded fish disease, Ichthyophthirius (Ich), scientists reported today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
A team of researchers from Australia and New Zealand have discovered a huge 9,000-year-old reef surprisingly far south.
Xestospongia muta, better known as the giant barrel sponge, is now the most dominant life form in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, according researchers from the University of...
The mimic octopus, which can imitate flatfish and sea snakes to dupe potential predators, may well be the king of impersonation. By creatively configuring its limbs, adopting characteristic...
NOAA and SeaWeb have entered into a partnership to enhance understanding of the nation's valuable, but increasingly vulnerable coral reef ecosystems in the Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii and the Pacific...
Tiny corals face shocking losses when first they settle on reefs, making the full complexity and wonder of the mature coral reef all the more remarkable.Research by Australian and French scientists...
Scientists returning from a 30-day research expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands found what they believe are 10 new species of coral. Researchers arrived Friday from their voyage to the...
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have created the first frozen bank for Hawaiian corals in an attempt to...
Researchers from James Cook University (JCU) in north Queensland believe they have found the key to protecting the Great Barrier Reef from degradation.
non-native lionfish are an invasive and destructive species for critical reef habitats, which is why the federal government wants you to eat this delicious fish.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- In ocean waters off Florida, scientists and volunteers are raising plots of rare corals to repopulate depleted Florida and Caribbean reefs, experts say....
The paper, "Correlated evolution of sex and reproductive mode in corals" finds that ancient corals consisted of mostly separate sexes and needed to pass through an evolutionarily period in which they...
An Australian scientist has discovered what could be the world's rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean.
An international team of scientists has been exploring Moreton Bay, close to Brisbane, as a possible 'lifeboat' to save corals from the Great Barrier Reef at risk of extermination under climate...
Staff at an aquarium are celebrating today after their male pipefish gave birth to hundreds of babies.
Coral reefs are suffering widespread damage in what is set to be one of the worst years ever for the delicate and beautiful habitats.
Australian scientists have discovered never-seen-before prehistoric marine life in the depths of the ocean below the Great Barrier Reef, the University of Queensland said Wednesday.
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning scientist tells the untold story of coral reefs that has puzzled investigators for decades by illuminating the interrelationships among the sharks, the...
Scientists say that a species of coral in the Red Sea could stop growing by 2070 if current warming trends continue. A team of researchers said they used 3D technology to find that the rate of growth...
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Improving the quality of local water boosts the resistance of coral reefs to global climate change, a Florida Institute of Technology ecologist found. Climate change...
Scientists have just returned from a voyage with samples of rare animals and more than 10 possible new species in a trip which they say has revolutionized their thinking about deep-sea life in the...
Local government units (LGUs) and fishersfolk in the Philippines, which encompasses the Coral Triangle Region, known as the worlds center of marine biodiversity, will find a useful guide to monitor...
Studies have found that fish living on small, isolated reefs face a greater risk of local extinction.
Fish have been found to grunt, growl and "pop" at each other, according to University of Auckland marine scientist, Shahriman Ghazali, the New Zealand Herald reported Wednesday.
Rising carbon dioxide may rob fish larvae of their ability to sense predators and survive.
Biologist Mikhail Matz uses next-generation sequencers and a massive, NSF-supported supercomputer to study corals at the genomic level and look for evolutionary changes. Our oceans are getting warmer...
Researchers found a variety of gardening strategies among 18 damselfish species.
( Washington State University ) International law has failed to protect coral reefs and tropical fish from being decimated by a growing collectors market, but US reforms can lead the way towards...
Discoveries about tropical coral reefs, to be published on 23 June 2010, are expected to be invaluable in efforts to restore the corals, which are succumbing to bleaching and other diseases at an...
Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil...
Coral reefs are home to a quarter of all ocean life, but they're now fighting for survival and soon there will be a new threat to their existence as the oil spill worsens. Kelly Cobiella reports.
Evolutionary potential, edge zones, should be considered as factorsConservation efforts aimed at protecting endangered Caribbean corals may be overlooking regions where corals are best equipped to...
An oil spill off the Egyptian Red Sea coast of Hurghada is threatening to damage marine life in the area.
Why Nudibranchs? (06/15/10)
Nudibranchs are fascinating because of what they tell us about the evolutionary process, but the story of how I became interested in them is a little less sophisticated.
Stanford marine scientists and anthropologists are developing strategies for sustainable fishing by comparing two remote coral reef ecosystems one inhabited, the other a "no-catch" reserve.
A study by UQ researchers reveals that corals are more adapted to smaller ecological niches than previously thought, and provides new insights into the processes that generate diversity on coral...
NEW YORK, NY (June 2, 2010) Fabien Cousteau, third generation Ocean Explorer, has announced Plant A Fish, a campaign to help restore and protect healthy waters around the world.
What appears to be a garden, but which is actually a colony of animals - deep-sea coral - glows orange or gold or blazing pink in a place so dark that the vibrant colors would never be seen by...
Research says that the simplest and cheapest option to preserve coral reefs may be transplantation.
Coral islands respond to changes in weather patterns and climate, with debris shoring up coasts, a study in the South Pacific shows. Out of 23 islets, only four are smaller amid rising sea levels;...
WAILUKU, Maui Maui County's coral reefs and colorful fish are under assault by permitted collectors and outside poachers who capture the fish to sell to aquarium owners across the globe, according...
Plumes of partly dissolved oil threaten a large deepwater coral reef in the gulf discovered just last year.
One of the prime suspects in the destruction of Caribbean coral has been found guilty, but researchers were wrong about its motive. For years scientists thought that the threespot damselfish was...
Seahorse Australia owner Craig Hawkins sent 326 of the endangered seahorses to a large US aquarium dealer, but a paperwork error by an Australian customs official saw them seized in Miami.
Early results of a new study show that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions absorbed by the ocean are having an effect on coral growth.
Fifteen Solomon Islanders participate in a workshop to provide training about culturing giant clams for the aquarium trade and for reef re-stocking purposes.
Published: Monday, May 17, 2010 at 10:19 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, May 17, 2010 at 10:19 p.m.
Baby corals find their way to reefs by detecting the sound of snapping shrimps and grunting fish, scientists revealed today. It had long been assumed that coral larvae drift aimlessly after being...
Divers have uncovered an underwater wonderworld as amazing as the Great Barrier Reef or the Maldives - just a stone's throw off the British coast.
With 410,000 acres of coral reef in the Hawaiian Islands to keep tabs on, community members are taking a more active role in protecting underwater resources by becoming Eyes of the Reef.
Tropical fish collector Ken Nedimyer started his staghorn coral nursery off Tavernier in 1997 with a meager three "little coral larvae settlers." The nursery has grown to 5,000 corals, with...
Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.
If all goes according to plan a former Belleville underwater explorer will be involved in a first-of-a-kind underwater habitat that will study coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea.[...]
As the Gulf Coast's ruptured oil well leaks anywhere from 5,000 to 60,000 barrels of crude a day, responders are relying heavily on toxic oil dispersants. BP is stockpiling the chemicals from all...
A new tourist attraction could be coming to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico about 30 miles west of Marco Island. Its the USS George Philip, a decommissioned Navy ship that divers and anglers are...
Seamounts, mountains that rise from the seafloor, rank as some of the most common ocean habitats in the world, scientists have found.
Gulf Coast residents braced Saturday for the arrival of a massive oil slick creeping toward shore as hundreds of thousands of feet of boom were deployed in an effort to protect estuaries and wildlife.
Oil from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon drilling rig could harm all kinds of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic tarpon and bluefin tuna that have key spawning areas nearby to...
( Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation ) Starting Saturday, May 1, in Nassau, Bahamas, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School Center for...
Glovers Reef is the site of Belizes largest no-take marine reserve, a 17,500 acre zone where all types of fishing are prohibited.
The biological sciences are edging their way into many different areas of society including the petroleum industry. Petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf can pose a major threat to...
WASHINGTON: The level of acid in the oceans is increasing at an unprecedented rate and threatening to change marine ecosystems, says a new study by the US National Research Council.
British scientists believe colourful Caribbean hamlet fish could provide some answers to how new species develop.
No groundings since Coast Guard moved anchoring area farther out to sea The freighter Clipper Lasco was coming in too fast. As the 645-foot ship approached the anchoring area just north of Port...
When she saw the fish hanging over a barrel sponge Monday, Jessica Pritt had no doubt. "The only thing a lionfish can be is a lionfish. Nothing else looks like that," said Pritt, a dive instructor...
A crazy landlord (04/20/10)
Just like we do, corals get a bit grumpy when they get too hot. Grumpy corals take rash actions and tend to kick out their renters. This is a dangerous move for the little animals because those...
It could take 20 years for the world's largest coral reef to recover.
Underwater canyons have long been considered important habitats for marine life, but until recently, only canyons on continental margins had been intensively studied. Researchers from Hawaii Pacific...
IN FUTURE, visitors to Underwater World Singapore may be able to see beautiful corals that it has reared, and learn about the coral reproductive stages without getting wet. It hopes to rear juvenile...
Australian officials are attempting to minimize the effect that oil leaking from the vessel might have on the world's largest coral reef.
Twenty years ago when I had the opportunity to dive to 18,000 feet in the Japanese research submersible "Shinkai 6500" in the Sea of Japan. I fantasized about the amazing animals our team might see...
Cornell researchers have developed a new tool to help marine biologists better grasp the processes under the sea: mathematical models that unveil the dynamics of bacterial communities behind...
On the reefs in the Florida Keys, plenty of snorkelers and scuba divers take in the sights, and others fish with spear guns for sport. But a small third group collects blue-legged hermit crabs,...
The rise in human emissions of carbon dioxide is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the worlds oceans, international marine scientists warned today.Ocean...
Coral reefs are slowly becoming extinct and could disappear entirely within the next century -- which could have disastrous results all over the world, experts claim.According to National Oceanic and...
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Qatar rejected protection for marine species, including sharks, bluefin tuna, and coral, disappointing the US,...
A major environmental campaign to establish the world's biggest marine national park across the ecologically important Coral Sea has been quashed by Peter Garrett.
A proposed slate of federal water-protection rules for Florida could affect the Keys, say local officials.
New York--With a much-anticipated protection measure for red and pink coral failing to pass this week, nonprofit organization Sea Web and its "Too Precious to Wear" campaign continue to push forward,...
Parts of the world's most southerly coral reef are under threat, after it suffered its largest-recorded bleaching event.
Anyone who is still terrorised by memories of the low-budget horror flick Piranha II: The Spawning should look away now. The appeal of the killer fish cinematic genre may have dimmed somewhat in...
HONOLULU Two Hawaii community environmental groups areplanning projects to protect Hawaiis coral reefs, usingsubstantial donations as a result of a recent settlement for coraldamage that was...
The internet has emerged as one of the greatest threats to rare species, fuelling the illegal wildlife trade and making it easier to buy everything from live baby lions to wine made from tiger bones,...
An international conservation group warned Thursday that the current El Nio episode may have adverse effects on the recovering corals reefs in the country. Gregg Yan, information, education and...
New Caledonia asked for help from Australia on Wednesday to protect the world's second biggest reef, according to AFP.
Proposed pet store restrictions in Los Angeles County will impact the business of pet sales. Public Hearing to be held March 09, 2010
WAILUKU - Coral reef-loving advocacy groups and government agencies are collaborating to simplify ocean monitoring programs in an effort to increase the participation of Maui's "citizen scientists."
New studies suggest that great white sharks may migrate so they can dine on giant squids. In what could be the ultimate marine smack-down, great white sharks off the California coast may be migrating...
SAMUT PRAKAN : Customs officials have seized 300kg of live coral with a face value of over 2 million baht at Suvarnabhumi airport.
Fossil corals, up to half a million years old, are providing fresh hope that coral reefs may be able to withstand the huge stresses imposed on them by today's human activity. Reef ecosystems were...
Fossil corals, up to half a million years old, are providing fresh hope that coral reefs may be able to withstand the huge stresses imposed on them by todays human activity.Reef ecosystems were able...
In a remarkable new finding scientists from The Vision Centre have reported that certain coral reef fish use ultraviolet (UV) vision to tell the difference between their own and other similar...
"Wild Science" discusses the coelacanth, a fish that was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1939.
The world's coral reefs could dissolve away by the end of the century as oceans become more acidic, research suggests.
Coral reefs in the Red Sea form on an ancient seabed template, which creates their complex shape, say scientists.
Corals that harbor unusual species of symbiotic algae have been discovered thriving in water that is too warm for most other corals. The discovery gives hope that coral reefs and the ecosystems they...
Strict fishing bans have helped regenerate wildlife and coral on one-third of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, raising hopes that years of decline can be reversed.
The involvement of locals is a key ingredient in the success of marine parks which protect coral reefs and fish stocks.The largest-scale study to date of how coastal communities influence successful...
A new worldwide study shows marine protected areas (MPAs), underwater parks where fishing and other potentially harmful activities are regulated, provide an added bonus - helping coral reef...
A succession of weather fronts coming through the Florida Keys in recent weeks slowed researchers' efforts to survey the coral reef in the wake of January's cold blast.
Can a marine conservation zone help predatory birds as well as fish?
The head of the Department of Land and Natural Resources says the marine aquarium fishery is "not unmanaged."
U.S. officials said Wednesday they have begun a review to determine if dozens of coral species off Florida, Hawaii and island territories of the Caribbean and Pacific should be listed as "threatened"...
BURBANK, Calif. (February 8, 2010) - Disneynature's next big-screen splash "OCEANS" has launched group ticket sales to boost its efforts to save coral reefs with proceeds generated from the film's...
The finding of a fish in the process of evolving suggests there may be many new kinds of fish we don't yet know about -- and aren't protecting.
Emmy-award winning cinematographer and North Stradbroke Island resident Dave Hannan said he "didn't think it was possible to be scared any more" by coral reef damage, but was proven wrong when...
A GREAT Barrier Reef resort has doubled as the maternity wing for rare shark pups.
NOAA awarded the University of Hawaii at Manoa Kewalo Marine Laboratory a $199,996 grant to address the effects of land-based sources of pollution on coral reefs in the Pacific. The money will fund...
Ecosystem restoration company Pono Pacific has won a contract to remove coral reef-suffocating invasive algae from Maunalua Bay.
More than one tonne of live rock coral illegally imported to the UK is transported to an aquarium to keep it alive.
North American Pet Products has finalized acquistion of CASCO Group, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced acrylic aquariums.
Pygmy sea horses, a treasure beneath the azure waters of Sabah, are in danger and tangible solutions are needed to protect them, writes JASWINDER KAUR
Coral reef fish can undergo a personality change in warmer water, according to an intriguing new study suggesting that climate change may make some species more aggressive.
A reef conservation group's effort to expand a protection zone for staghorn coral to include an area from the Boynton Beach Inlet up to the Palm Beach Inlet has been denied by the National Marine...
Craig and DeeVon Quirolo founded the nonprofit group Reef Relief 23 years ago and recently retired.
Its easy being green for a sea slug that has stolen enough genes to become the first animal shown to make chlorophyll like a plant. Shaped like a leaf itself, the slug Elysia chlorotica already has...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Seawater in a vast and deep section of the northeastern Pacific Ocean shows signs of increased acidity brought on by manmade carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- a phenomenon that...
Imagine a world without fish. That is what the documentary, A Sea Change, asks audiences to do. Screened at the Third Annual Mammoth Film Festival last month, it shows how ocean acidification is...
Dive operators in north Qld have nothing to fear from plans to build artificial reef on Gold Coast: industry heads.
University already known for reef studies Nova Southeastern University will receive $15 million in federal economic stimulus money to build the largest coral reef research center in the United...
NIST awarded more than $123 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to support construction of new scientific research facilities at 11 universities and one non-profit research...
Trading artisan lattes for rice and beans, Tim Brooks spent 18 days this November in the remote Marshall Islands, a small cluster of islands and atols roughly 2,300 miles from Hawaiis coast, where...
Many government agencies and private organizations have been engaged in programs to protect the marine environment of the Philippines since the 1970s. A large amount of resources (financial, manpower...
A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change. Published Monday 11 January in the journal PLOS One, the...
Coral reefs have generated more new kinds of animal than all other marine habitats put together. So concludes an analysis of the earliest fossils of more than 6000 sea-floor invertebrates, which...
A marine biologist says he has discovered a new crab species off the coast of southern Taiwan that looks like a strawberry with small white bumps on its red shell.
The Red Sea is one of the world's most beautiful places for diving and snorkeling with the 2,000 km (1,240 mi) coral reef extending along its coastline and 1,200 fish species.
MARIETTA - Carey Sipp Kameika, a mother of two and stepmother of three, enjoys shining a flashlight into her family's 95-gallon marine aquarium to see what the clown fish and crabs are up to at nig...
A international team of scientists has discovered how changes in both gene expression and gene sequence led to the diversity of visual systems in African cichlid fish.
Amazing pictures of Southern Ocean marine life captured by scientists working in the Antarctic were released today.
"Octopuses have always stood out as appearing to be particularly intelligent invertebrates," Robson said. "They have a fairly well-developed sense of vision and they have a fairly intelligent brain....
Coral Reefs are important the world over. And, the world over, coral reefs are facing an uphill battle for survival.
Coral reefs are taking hits around the world from many stresses pollution, destructive fishing practices, disease but perhaps the most damaging is warmer water.
Oceans have absorbed about a quarter of all CO2 emissions, or about 530 billion tons over the last 250 years. But add enough CO2 and you lower the pH, creating a less hospitable environment for many...
African dust that blows across the Atlantic may be laced with toxins and harming Caribbean corals.
DUE to illegal fishing methods, such as dynamite-fishing, the Danajon Double Barrier Reefthe only barrier reef system of its kind in the countryis close to disappearing from the face of the Eart...
When Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba, he named the island's south-central coastal area Los Jardines de la Reina, or The Queen's Gardens. Five centuries later, the extensive and pristine coral...
More acidic oceans may produce jumbo-size lobsters, crabs, and shrimp, according to a new study. But seafood lovers shouldn't start celebrating just yet.
Ocean warming and human activity have devastated the coastal wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, scientists have warned.
A graduate student uses eBay to auction off her right to name a new species
Coral reef fish can undergo a personality change in warmer water, according to an intriguing new study suggesting that climate change may make some species more aggressive.
Maui County may significantly tighten up rules regarding how aquarium fish are treated once the ornamental fish are caught and before they reach pet stores worldwide. A bill introduced Tuesday by...
A coral is recorded eating a jellyfish for the first time, in intriguing photographs taken by scientists.
CONSUMERS concerned about the personal costs of an emissions trading scheme should ponder the alternative, environmentalists warned yesterday.
James Watson - a Rhodes scholar, former army signals officer and celebrated biologist - is watching a colossal extinction unfold before his eyes. "The rate of species loss is something like 1000...
Mote Marine Laboratory announced its Protect Our Reefs photo contest. The winning photo will be featured in campaign materials for Motes Protect Our Reefs specialty license plate in 2010, which...
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has only a 50 per cent chance of survival if global CO2 emissions are not reduced at least 25 per cent by 2020, accordiung to a coalition of Australia's top reef and...
A leading coral reef scientist says the world's industrialised nations need to cut carbon emissions by up to 90 per cent by 2050 or risk losing the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.
Mote Scientists have Visited Cuba Over the Past Five Years - With U.S. Legal Approval By Hayley Rutger Sarasota, FL - Mote Marine Laboratory researchers joined Cuban, Mexican and U.S. colleagues to...
Custom tattooed fish may be big sellers at markets, but an animal expert say it is a cruel and potentially lethal practice.
The Philippines, being an archipelago divided into numerous islands and islets, has a long coastline. Internal seas and large oceans are a prominent geographic feature of the country.
Australian marine scientists have issued an urgent call for massive and rapid worldwide cuts in carbon emissions, deep enough to prevent atmospheric CO2 levels rising to 450 parts per million (ppm).
One of the world's leading coral reef scientists has slammed the Brumby Government's proposal to export Victoria's brown coal to India as "reckless vandalism".
Lower-than-feared sea temperatures this summer gave a break to fragile coral reefs across the Caribbean and the central Gulf of Mexico that were damaged in recent years, scientists said Thursday.
One of the first set of studies to examine what tourists and recreation enthusiasts actually think about coral reef ecosystems suggests they are a rare exception to controversies over human use...
New research has found coral bleaching could turn reefs into rough neighbourhoods.
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has welcomed its first dive operator into a new program that recognizes businesses for responsible diving and snorkeling practices that do not harm the......
Coral reefs around the world are worth a staggering $172 billion dollars a year to the global economy. But the wealth of the oceans' reefs, and their amazing monetary value, is on the verge of being...
KUCHING: Reef balls are synonymous with marine conservation and artificial fish habitat but Sarawak has found a new use for them -- in turtle protection and conservation. In studies made in the...
No hiding place from ecosystem collapse on the reef.
SAN FRANCISCO, California , October 20, 2009 (ENS) - The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal petition asking the federal government to protect 83 imperiled coral species under the...
The possible nomination of Ningaloo Reef as a world heritage site has been welcomed by researchers using it to predict the effect of climate change.
LIHUE The reefs are alive and are damaged when people walk on them, Kauai Save Our Seas President Paul Clark said Sunday.
Fish can identify another fishs intentions by their color and striping. Whats next?
A growing chorus of marine scientists, resource managers and reef conservation groups are calling for additional protected areas in Hawaii waters where fishing will be banned or severely restricted.
State aquatic biologist Bill Walsh was conducting an underwater survey off the Kohala Coast of the Big Island three years ago when he came upon "a dead zone" where a thick blanket of brown muck had...
18 October 2009 AQABA - Environmental authorities in Aqaba are planning to transport and regenerate coral formations that would otherwise be destroyed by two major expansion projects in the port,...
Scientists surveying American Samoa's coral reefs say Sept. 29's tsunami obliterated some corals and damaged others to the point that they may not recover.
IMAGINE delicate pastel pink and green hues of sponge coral over your head. Picture a sandy white floor, ancient-looking steps and a doorway - a hint of secrets untold.
( Diversitas ) Experts concluding the global Diversitas biodiversity conference today in Cape Town described preliminary research revealing jaw-dropping dollar values of the "ecosystem services" of...
A German pleaded guilty Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) before a United States court to smuggling into Portland, Oregon 40 tons of internationally protected corals from the Philippines, the US...
A RARE catch by an angler off Lundy is being put down to global warming. The Jack, a member of the tuna family, is more normally encountered in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
A University student who found a rare coral reef formation last year is still reaping the benefits of his discovery. Ted Lord, an undergraduate geology major, discovered the formation - one that has...
Tim Greene is a reef keeper, as in coral reef. He has one of the only coral farms in Arkansas.
Valcour Island is now recognized as part of a 450-million-year-old fossilized coral reef along Lake Champlain.
London--The European Union (EU) has agreed with a U.S. initiative to seek international trade protection for red and pink coral, which is used in fine jewelry as well as home decor and has been the...
Many remorseful business people who have realised coral reefs in the Gulf of Thailand are under threat from human activity have changed their ways and are now striving to save the environment they...
Coral reef species will be off limits for fishing for a few days this month and in November to allow for spawning.
A pub landlord has become the first person ever to catch a rare breed of tropical fish off the coast of Britain.
Marine reserves created under the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (MLPAI) should ban more than fishing, the California Attorney General's Office said in a memo last week.
Deep underwater lie mysterious worlds that scientists are only now beginning to explore. Steve W Ross is US coordinator, for the Traces project at the University of North Carolina Wilmington: The...
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) says it will name a coral reef off the far north Queensland coast after pioneering reef researcher Vicki Harriott.
A Fish With a Head Like a Horse, a Tail Like a Monkey, a Pouch Like a Kangaroo By Jessica Crawford La Jolla, CA - There's Something About Seahorses at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Scripps Institution of...
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Republic of Kiribati have agreed to collaborate in managing two areas of protected marine life habitat that covers almost 300,000 square miles in the...
Safeguard our environment and preserve our coral reefs and marine life if we are to enjoy a bigger, booming tourism industry for the future, says marine biologist and Mamanuca Environment Society...
(PhysOrg.com) -- As human activity pumps more and more carbon into the atmosphere, a new threat has emerged to the world's coral reefs - starvation.
The Madonna di Costantinopoli at Torre del Greco near Naples, wielding red coral in her left hand. Many today are familiar with the plight of bluefin tuna and marine turtle but few know about the...
LIHUE The Hanalei Watershed Hui is presenting Eyes of the Reef, a presentation about the threats to Hawaiis coral reefs and volunteer training for coral reef monitoring, on Friday night,...
Graceful and deliberate, sea turtles tend our ocean lagoons and coral reefs, returning to land to lay their eggs.
Mass coral bleaching has devastated coral colonies around the world for almost three decades. Now scientists have found that bleaching can make corals more susceptible to disease and, in turn, coral...
It stems from a discovery of the largest grove of Staghorn coral in Palm Beach County.
A 10-year, public-private initiative to transform the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium has been announced.
Overfishing threatens the health of coral reefs, a series of studies done in the Philippines indicates. The studies found coral reefs with an abundance of various species of fish around them tended...
Creatures of central California's kelp forest will swim into the nation's mail stream when SCUBA divers unveil the Nature of America: Kelp Forest collectible souvenir sheet stamps and stamped postal...
NEW YORK, New York , September 29, 2009 (ENS) - The two largest marine protected areas in the world are now linked in a partnership to enhance the management and conservation of almost 300,000 square...
A young turtle whose flipper was torn off in a shark attack is set to be freed back into the wild after months of recovery at a marine park.
This year's Killam Lecture Series explores the effects of climate change on the oceans. The series kicks off on Thursday with a lecture by outspoken scientist Andrew Weaver.
An artificial coral reef complete with tunnels for fish to colonise is built in a new aquarium in Bristol's harbourside.
BRISTOL, R.I. - The tiny black and silver fish in a 50-gallon vat at Roger Williams University do not look like the aquaculture breakthrough they just may turn out to be.
Space set aside for protecting sea life on the Southern California coast would more than double under a trio of proposals for marine sanctuaries released to the public this week. The three strategies...
Naples, Italy--SeaWeb's Too Precious to Wear campaign and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are using the opportunity of a meeting on coral taking place in Italy this week to ask European Union (EU)...
In June this year, the Living Oceans Societys Finding Coral expedition set out from Vancouver, Canada on a two week cruise to the North Coast to document British Columbias (BC) deepwater corals....
The Pacific Republic of Palau is banning all commercial shark fishing in its waters in an effort to create the world's first "shark sanctuary", BBC News reported.President Johnson Toribiong announced...
A public workshop is scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 29 for members of California's north coast community to learn more about the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) planning process.
As coral reefs continue to die off from environmental stresses, including global warming, the Waikiki Aquarium has come up with a ...
Finally some good news after almost thirty years of die-offs of the Elkhorn coral population in Key West! After almost 95 percent of the Elkhorn coral was obliterated by hurricanes and disease, we...
Today two of the worlds largest marine protected areas announced a historic alliance to enhance the management and protection of almost 300,000 square miles of marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean.
Celebrate Floridas waterways and coasts by participating in statewide events.
Conservation groups have welcomed the release of potential areas for marine protection in Australia's northern oceans.
Monday was the final day for the public to weigh in on a proposed plan that would allow offshore drilling in the Arctic. Fishermen spoke out against the plan, citing concerns of a spill.
The first in a series, this report provides an overview of the past and present condition of the environmental, economic and social values of the Great Barrier Reef and presents its possible future....
$100 million is a lot of clams, but thats how much the New York Aquarium figures it needs to keep up with the Joneses in Coney Island.
Kewalo Marine scientists who have been helping the community save Maunalua Bay from alien species and pollution are trying now to save their own $5.5 million research program.
A consignment of 1,000 fish from Barbados arrives at a marine attraction in Plymouth after being transported to the UK by plane.
MAALAEA - Maui County has received a grant of $184,815 to investigate the cause of coral reef degradation at Maalaea Bay, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and Sen. Daniel Inouye announced.
Two underwater parks offer hypnotic beauty in the shadow of Miami's high life.
An environmental group has asked the federal government to extend a coral protection zone along the town's shoreline.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 September) The World Bank today approved a $6.3 million (about PhP305 million) grant for a project that aims to conserve critical coastal and marine biodiversity in...
The New York Aquarium is moving ahead with a $100 million expansion project, quadrupling its number of sharks.
BUDGET advocates criticized the proposed 2010 national budget, saying it does not provide adequate support for the rehabilitation and development of the countrys Protected Areas and National Parks....
South-east Asia's biologically diverse coral reefs will disappear by the end of this century and wipe out coastal economies if climate change isn't addressed, conservation group WWF said in a report....
In their wet suits and masks, scientific divers carry oxygen tanks, underwater cameras, measuring tape, and about 50 pounds of equipment into Biscayne Bay to restore Miami-Dade's coral reefs.
A new wildlife photography exhibition documents species' struggle to survive
Skomer leads the way as protected marine sites
Paradise lost? Global warming has all but sealed the fate of the world's coral reefs. Follow our interactive guide to reefs around the world to find out which are under threat
A three-year study in the Galapagos led by the University of Southampton has discovered new species of coral - as well as some thought to be extinct - in the northern Wolf and Darwin islands. Here,...
Thailand's splendid diving spots could become a thing of the past as coral reefs, especially in the Gulf of Thailand, have been severely damaged by human activity.
A Plymouth aquarium is chartering an airplane to the Caribbean to bring back sharks, barracudas and rays for one of its tanks.
The OceansWatch Magic Roundabout team, led by Chris Bone, continue to make progress on their expedition through Papua New Guinea, this time returning to Karkar Island where the yacht last visited...
Unlike its neighbors, this rare species thrives in warmer waters
Deep-dive technology has revealed a world of firsts to scientists who visited the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument last month.
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Mississippi , September 7, 2009 (ENS) - The Veracruz Coral Reef System National Park and the National Coral Reef Institute are being honored with a first place Gulf Guardian...
Research shows mass coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef is a myth.
Rio de Janeiro will build the largest marine aquarium in Latin America , municipal authorities announced on Wednesday. To be named AquaRio, the aquarium is part of a plan to revitalize the city.
Scientists and students at the National Coral Reef Institute are growing coral in a lab at Nova Southeastern, in hopes of transplanting them right onto our reefs.
New Zealand marine pollution experts went to Samoa on Thursday to help after a container ship became stuck on a coral reef.
Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral is a book about the origins of modern science, the interplay between theory and empiricism, the machinations of the Victorian...
Destroyed by rising carbon levels, acidity, pollution, algae, bleaching and El Nio, coral reefs require a dramatic change in our carbon policy to have any chance of survival Animal, vegetable and...
Six fishermen in the central province of Ninh Thuan who volunteered to protect 300 meters of coral reef in their hometown say they couldn't stand by and watch the coral and many sea species being...
Government officials, business leaders and environmentalists gathered Friday at the headquarters of West Marine to discuss ways to reduce or eliminate polystyrene and single-use plastic bags on the...
Prompted by the critical condition of the Visayan Sea's marine ecosystem, environmentalists have set up marine protection areas (MPAs) here to reverse the degradation.
"We are looking to develop a sustainable long-term strategy to help protect Hawai'i's precious living coral from anchor damage," said DLNR Chair Laura Thielen, in a press release.
Six Hawai'i programs will receive a total of $6.3 million in federal money for marine fisheries management, coral reef ecosystem research and other projects, U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawai'i,...
Rare fish and marine species are becoming harder to find in Thai waters, as they are regularly caught by fishermen who later sell them to private aquariums, a Bangkok seminar was told yesterday.
AS an MS ISO 14001:1997 Environmental Management System-certified organisation, Panasonic Malaysia is committed to ensuring that its business activities have minimal adverse impact on the environment...
For the fifth time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has placed a young great white shark on exhibit, bringing her from Malibu to Monterey this afternoon just 14 days after she was collected by aquarium...
Phoenix, AZ - Global leisure giant Merlin Entertainments Group is planning to build a $15 million Sea Life Aquarium at Phoenixs Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.
A threatened species of staghorn coral is thriving off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, and it's spreading quickly.
Steve Kramer spent an hour and a half swimming in the ocean Sunday - in Maine. The water temperature was 72 degrees - more like Ocean City, Md., this time of year. And Ocean City's water temp hit 88...
The Obama administration is working to craft a new overarching national ocean policy that could change how federal agencies a...
When Angie Hofmann started doing volunteer work for a marine conservation program in 2003, most tourists she talked to knew little or nothing about Hawai'i's reefs. Once she gave her pitch, though,...
"Where have all the fish gone?" is the key question asked by new documentary film The End of the Line.
Time to capitalize on your child's affection for a well-known clownfish by digging into this exploration of reef life.
A tunnel creating an underwater walk-way through a new aquarium in Bristol is installed.
Coral reef managers and scientists from across Micronesia are gathered in Guam this week to learn about building resilience into reef management and the tools available for addressing the impacts of...
FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is...
For the first time, some of Miami-Dade County's most popular coral reefs are about to get mooring buoys where boaters can tie up instead of tossing damaging anchors overboard.
A second inspection of six towns in northern Cebu for environmental compliance by the Office of the Ombudsman showed only minimal improvement in terms of marine conservation.
The rare reproduction takes place every August, and gives life to coral reefs.
Last May, Jill Reeves was appointed to a position as a fresh water aquarist at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Rays are still her favorite aquarium animal, and she cares for one juvenile and...
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is among the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the tropical Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, according to a new NOAA report.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is part of an innovative partnership of agencies recognized by The White House for working together to protect and enhance the third largest...
The second phase of the Laolao Revegetation Project is set to take place this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 8am. Started in 2005, the long-term project aims to protect the Laolao Bay Watershed by reducing the...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) strives to provide conservation for Florida's imperiled species. Achieving this goal requires using a comprehensive management system,...
Travel: Features editor Shirley Sinclair discovers the real Fiji and the beauty of small ship cruising in the remote Yasawa Islands.
Damselfish and coral coexist in the waters off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. But now that humans have overfished their natural predators, a booming damselfish population could eventually lead to...
The world could lose all its coral reefs within the next century. As the Earth heats up, warming ocean waters could be deadly to these fragile ecosystems. On the Caribbean island of Bonaire,...
"Bioluminescence is a fascinating phenomenon that is found only in a few species on land, but is common in all the worlds oceans," said Dr. Tamara Frank.
ROTA -Rota's conservation areas acted as classrooms this summer for more than 50 local students participating in the 4th Rota Eco-Camp.
Under the turquoise waters in Biscayne National Park, a story of promise or demise is brewing. About a mile from the rusted steel slabs of the Mandalay -- a shipwrecked Windjammer cruises...
New building in Golden Gate Park in California is home to a massive aquarium, rainforest, planetarium and more.
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed an aquarium tank in Florida. About a half-dozen spiny, venomous lionfish washed into the Atlantic Ocean, spawning an invasion that could kill off local industry...
IMAGINE a coral reef-dotted tropical island, with lush greenery and wildlife on it. Semakau island fits the bill. It is also the world's first offshore landfill and in fact is Singapore's only...
These sensational pictures show Australias Great Barrier Reef in all its glory. But the beautiful structures are a wonder that our children may never see.
The work of my grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, laid the groundwork for most of what we know about the marine world. Now, ocean acidification could spell the end of oceans as we know them.
California regulators sharply restricted fishing off more than 20 percent of the state's coastline from the San Francisco peninsula to Mendocino County, turning back pleas to allow more abalone...
LIHUE Charles Vidinha, a 78-year-old Kauai resident, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges that on May 21 he killed an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, according to the U.S....
Nestled within the new Pacific Remote Islands Marine Monument lies Palmyra Atoll, one of the last pristine coral reefs left on the planet some 960 nautical miles south of Hawaii. Or near pristine. In...
A compound harvested from soft coral off Taiwan could provide a new treatment for intractable nerve pain, experts say.
The deepest coral reefs off the coast of Britain have been explored for the first time revealing ancient coral colourful fish deepwater sharks and even species that were previously unknown to science.
The 7000-year-old coral communities of Moreton Bay are telling a curious tale, expanding when sea-levels rise or water quality improves, then declining when current circulation becomes more...
When commercial diver Kenny Woodside takes to the depths, he enters a world of murky low light and dangerous currents.
Scientists are delving into the mysteries of deep sea coral reefs in a race against time to protect these magnificent ecosystems and to better understand their benefits to the environment. Media will...
The state of Hawaii is issuing heavy fines to local tour companies, and even the U.S.
A new report says fishery management is working in some places, but scientists warn that overfishing is still as prevalent as eve and some fish stocks may have a point of no return.
The world's largest contract caterer has added Atlantic cod to its banned list alongside bluefin tuna and swordfish Sixty-nine species of fish have been banned from menus at thousands of restaurants...
At least eight of the creatures, which can deliver a potentially lethal sting, were found on Tregantle beach in Cornwall.
The Monterey Bay Aquariums Young Women in Science program is hosting 39 middle-school aged girls in a weeklong camp aimed at raising awareness of marine conservation.
Mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and damaging ways is outlined in a new scientific discussion paper released today. Man-made carbon emissions "are...
An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was euthanized after being attacked by sharks just hours after he was released into the ocean in west Florida.
CAROLINA Bart Martin says he has the best job in the world. The only thing that might make it better is if he got paid for it. He is a volunteer scuba diver at Mystic Aquarium and Institute for...
It's a sunny white-sand-beach dot surrounded by reefs and wildlife. David S. Potts, of AAP, loved it.
Shaezal Sohail of Pakistan popped her head out of the ocean three miles offshore of Key Largo, shrieking with excitement: ``I saw a shark. I saw a shark. I got it on video, or nobody would believe...
Will bluefin tuna survive our insatiable appetite for status and taste?
The scientific projections are ominous. If substantial steps aren't taken globally to counter the effects of climate change, reefs in Hawai'i and around the world eventually could become coral...
This summer's mounting temperatures have gotten two of South Florida's landmark marine resources into hot water: fish and coral.
In an effort to help protect Laolao Bay Watershed and reduce the sediment entering Laolao Bay, several community groups are inviting the public to help plant trees around the area at a one-day event.
A patient flown hundreds of miles to south Florida to receive life saving medical treatment, is ready to go back home. The patient is an endangered sea turtle named Sandy who has made an amazing...
Next Tuesday, a Department of Fish and Game oversight panel meets in Santa Monica to evaluate six proposals to broaden marine protected areas along the coast of Southern California, which includes...
Maui Ocean Center has unveiled its new Coral Reefs exhibit.
When he went down to the Bahamas earlier this month, Sam Borstein was prowling the beaches for invertebrates.
Scientists from NOAAs Coral Reef Watch Program say conditions are favorable for significant coral bleaching and infectious coral disease outbreaks in the Caribbean, especially in the Lesser...
Image 1: Core holes are plugged with concrete caps and tagged for future overgrowth monitoring. Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San DiegoImage 2: Jessica Carilli is collecting a core...
Last time Biscayne National Park floated the idea of marine reserves -- also known as ``no-take'' or ``no-fishing'' zones -- the public wasn't biting.
Using snorkelers and SCUBA divers is not the best way to monitor fish populations, if we want to know the evolutionary effects of overfishing. The fish population in coral reef areas is often...
What does it take to put thousands of coral heads back together again? A couple of things the king's horses and king's men did not have: scuba gear and cement.
Editor's Note: Ensign Linden Dahlkemper is a junior officer assigned aboard the Walnut. HONOLULU -While many Americans enjoyed their 4th of July holiday with picnics and parties, the crew of the U.S....
He could almost be a new Mr Men character with his rotund shape, cute curls and shy smile. But this is really a piglet squid caught in a rare image on camera.
AN EXTENDED period of calm, warm weather has brought an abundance of wildlife into Welsh coastal waters.
Jellyfish the size of dustbin lids wash up on Scottish beaches
Thousands of jumbo flying squid - aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles - have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up...
Britain is to join France lobbying governments around the world for an international ban on the sale of the bluefin tuna, which is on the brink of extinction after years of over-fishing.
Clearwater - Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) sea turtle nesting staff announce the arrival of the first sea turtle hatchlings of the year. On July 9th, two sea turtle nests hatched on Indian Rocks...
Los Angeles$25M federal grants to preserve coastline The federal government Monday announced approval of a plan to provide California and 17 of its counties nearly $25 million in grants for projects...
A basking shark that washed up on a beach in Gilgo State Park, a few miles from crowded Jones Beach, has died, parks officials said. This shark was about 20 feet long and weighed about a ton. Surfers...
KOTA KINABALU : It is high time for the Fisheries Department to act seriously in curbing illegal sell of protected species. Yesterday, one of our readers Gulam Khan was shocked to see whale shark...
VietNamNet Bridge - Danang is blessed with stunning coral reef but the city has failed to capitalise on its tourism potential and has yet to find a way to effectively protect it.
KEY WEST Treasure salvors searching for an 18th-century wreck in the Florida Straits a few years ago made a fascinating but little noticed discovery. Not buried treasure. Buried land. Some 35 miles...
Greenpeace, an international group of environment activists, warned that coal ash was very toxic, and urged the Cebu provincial government to reconsider its plan to set up a facility for dumping...
Reef Relief is now accepting registrations for kids in grades 3-6, to join in this summers Coral Camp 2009 at the Reef Relief Environmental Center, 631 Greene Street, next to the Conch Republic...
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is alerting boaters, divers and anglers that the Coral Reef Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2009. The law, the result...
Even parasite-eating fish recognise the benefits of good advertising, UQ research has found.
Coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, according to scientists. The authors have performed the first integrated analysis of all coastal areas of the world.
NEW BEDFORD Before a crowd of about 50 people, Mayor Scott W. Lang and UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack on Wednesday cut a ribbon to mark the official seven-days-a-week opening of the...
The National Marine Aquarium is Plymouth is exhibiting one of the largest collections of jellyfish in the UK.
Forget gold bars, marquee cars and fancy houses. Red dragon fish are the ultimate status symbols for a growing number of wealthy Chinese. The endangered species is traded legally and fetches up to...
A new study provides the first global evaluation of how management practices influence fisheries' sustainability.
San Francisco--Concerned about the decline of coral reefs worldwide, including those in the Florida Keys, which scientists say have diminished by 50 to 80 percent in the last decade, a coalition of...
Japanese researchers monitoring the activity of giant jellyfish in Chinese waters are warning of a potentially historic and catastrophic invasion this year.
Leading ocean scientists and climate change experts agreed on a new level of atmospheric carbon dioxide that would need to be achieved to ensure the survival of coral reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef will be so degraded by warming waters that it will be unrecognisable within 20 years, an eminent marine scientist has said.
An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The team has...
Record numbers of basking sharks have been spotted off the coast of Britain and Ireland after the recent hot weather boosted levels of their favourite food: zooplankton.
More than 150 baby wolf fish have been born at Macduff Marine Aquarium, to the delight of staff.
ENVIRONMENT Minister Donna Faragher will today announce the final stage in the creation of the first marine park on WA's south coast.
The Nature Conservancy will receive $3 million in economic stimulus money for coral restoration projects off the Florida Keys, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced... read...
When it comes to mapping the ocean floor, lasers can capture fine details even better than the sonar. However, while sound waves excel at cutting through dense materials, light waves move best...
The CNMI Division of Environmental Quality will receive a grant of $2,990,919 for work around Laolao Bay to protect coral reefs there, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Several years ago biochemists studying marine ecosystems noticed something unusual: a sponge thriving in the middle of a coral reef that was dying from a bacterial infection. The researchers...
For the first time on the mainland, fishery officials are using SPLASH, a state-of-the-art navigation technology, to tag and track two whale sharks - an endangered species and the world's largest...
Bernie Marcus wrote the check for the $300 million Georgia Aquarium with his Home Depot fortune. But Jeff Swanagan created it.
The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative has been awarded $4.6 million in economic stimulus funding from NOAA to pull derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound.
Act raises awareness to help protect one of Floridas most valuable and endangered natural resources.
The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative will hold two open houses in San Diego on Monday, June 29, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Carlsbad, and on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 5:30...
The Red Sea has long been a diving destination - a world of colorful fish and coral thriving in the shallow, warm waters wedged between Egypt and Saudia Arabia.
A team of four state conservation and resource enforcement officers waited to board a 36-foot rigid-hull inflatable vessel as it eased off a trailer into the brown, soupy water of the Ma'alaea Small...
The Navy said high surf conditions have forced it to suspend efforts to restabilize a coral reef damaged by the grounding of the USS Port Royal in February. The Navy had already reattached nearly...
The Ocean Explorium will open its doors July 4 to the public seven days a weekcomplete with several new living aquarium exhibits and an innovative childrens activity center. The new exhibits...
Lauretta, who leads WRIs Reefs at Risk project, also discusses her teams work on the Reefs at Risk project, as well as how the economic valuation of coral reefs can be used to make the case for...
, June 24, 2009, ENS One-third of open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction yet are virtually unprotected, according to new research by the Shark Specialist Group of the IUCN's Species...
Activities could be restricted at the beaches if they are included in marine protected areas by the state.
As global warming whips up more powerful and frequent hurricanes and storms, the worlds coral reefs face increased disruption to their ability to breed and recover from damage.Thats one of the...
Government policies have failed to combat overfishing in the world's oceans because most regulations ignore scientific recommendations and are routinely undermined by politics or corruption,...
Children sit on the edge of a porch, their feet dangling in the water. A two-story house sits apparently undisturbed, except for the seawater reaching up its doorway. Coral stretches across an ocean...
Federal agency's OK makes it more likely the high-tech project will get built A proposal to install an electrified artificial reef on the ocean floor off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has won approval from a...
Sometimes a world-changing action begins with a chat among friends over a beer. In 1975 John Halas, now upper region manager of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, was a commercial dive...
NOAA Captain Michael S. Devany has taken command of the day-to-day operations of the nine research and survey ships in NOAA's Atlantic fleet controlled from the agency's Atlantic Marine Operations...
SALEM, Ore. -- A measure to establish Oregon's first two fishing-free marine reserves off the Oregon coast is on its way to Gov. Ted Kulongoski.
KOTA KINABALU: A high-level probe has begun following allegations by a former minister that coral reefs near the protected Semporna Islands Park area are being broken up for use by medical and...
Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the worlds coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change.An international team of...
[image2] Laguna Beachs Greg MacGillivray is considered the Spielberg of the IMAX film world; he is hands-down the biggest influence and the most prolific of the really, really big screen. But...
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) has the responsibility for the turtle nesting program in our county. The adult females come ashore at night May through August to make their nests on the same...
Researchers in Townsville are taking part in a three-year investigation into the life cycle of marine sponges.
The discovery that octopi and squid can hear raises interesting questions about the behaviour of these intelligent creatures.
HONOLULU The state Department of Land and Natural Resources invites the public to participate in continuing information meetings to discuss possible regulations for certain marine fish species.
Marine ecologists were disappointed to find that the once magnificent coral reef at the mouth of the Manila Bay is in an apparent "battered state", damaged by powerful tropical storms and unchecked...
Under the waters off southern Philippines, theres a planet waiting to be discovered.
SEA cucumbers are facing extinction in the Philippines. A multimillion industry in sea cucumbers, more popularly known abroad as beche-de mer or trepang, it is the countrys fourth priority fishery...
Being an archipelago, our country has a very long coastline even longer than that of the United States. Naturally, that means that we are blessed with marine resources that have provided us with...
CEBU, Philippines - This gem of an island off the northwest coast of Cebus main island home to some of the finest beaches in the countrymay be more famous nowadays as a top travel and tourism draw...
The disturbing new documentary plays to a celeb-filled audience. Whoever thought that our heart-healthy, low-cal, doctor-approved trips to the supermarket fish counter would become fraught with moral...
State underwater archaeologist Roger Smith and his team will spend about two weeks mapping the site that has become a bountiful coral reef.
The federal government has approved the amended three-year marine conservation plan for the CNMI which identifies 12 objectives and 22 programs or projects for potential funding under a Pacific...
BOURNE, Mass.----Onset Computer Corporation , the world's leading supplier of data loggers, today announced that researchers have selected the company's HOBO water temperature loggers for...
A recent study shows that a change in climate has assisted in advancing the leveling of the complex, multi-layered construct of Caribbean coral reefs.
More than four fifths of people support the introduction of a nature reserve in our seas to protect stocks of fish, according to a survey published today on World Oceans Day.
Why time is running out to protect the vast areas of the world's seas to ensure the long-term survival of whales and dolphins.
Researchers hope a new study of deep sea corals along Canada's pacific coast will lead the government to protect the fragile organisms from fishing practices such as bottom trawling.
When the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary was first proposed in the late 1980s, the plan faced stiff opposition from local residents and fishermen who were concerned about overzealous...
Conservationists have urged consumers to watch the first major film about overfishing.
A crew of adventurers looking to examine the world's most important underwater treasures are taking to the high seas on a decade-long mission inspired by explorer Jacques Cousteau, AFP reported.In a...
WITH 25 years of Great Barrier Reef (GBR) research behind him, James Cook University's Dr Peter Ridd has studied the reef ecosystem longer than have most 'eminent' scientists.
FOR A TIME, Pamilacan, off Baclayon, Bohol, was terra incognita to First Daughter Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo-Bernas, a dedicated diver. Instead, she frequented Balicasag, off Panglao Reef, which...
New York--Reaffirming its "no coral sales" policy, Tiffany and Co. today unveiled store windows worldwide with an "Under the Sea" theme to raise awareness about the damage coral harvesting inflicts...
Aman-made pyramid of corals rises from the bottom of the sea in Talisay citys Lagundi Reef. Talisay city marine workers said they were trying to save corals damaged after a ship rammed the reef...
( United Nations University ) World experts meeting in Australia have presented a Canadian-based UN coral reef specialist with a distinguished award for his lifetime of achievement in marine...
Plans for a marine aquarium at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex were sunk on Tuesday but city commissioners kept afloat the idea of a waterpark with slides and "lazy river.''
There's little doubt that coral reefs the world over face threats on many fronts: pollution, diseases, destructive fishing practices and warming oceans. But reefs appear to be more resistant to one...
It also is a vital marine and cultural resource. Experts say South Moloka'i's reef flat the wide, shallow section closest to shore probably is the most productive in the main Islands for...
If we don't know our history, then we can't know our future. Historians arguing the relevance of their subject often repeat that mantra.
MAY 30 We are cooking up trouble in paradise. The live seafood trade, driven by growing demand in an increasingly affluent China, poses the latest of many threats to Southeast Asia's coral reefs....
Coral communicates with the algae that give many reefs their colour - which could explain why reefs around the world are dying, scientists say.
Archival Photo Courtesy of the Catalina Island Conservancy From the Taste of Avalon to Peddle Boat Race to a parade featuring Huell Howser, the 2nd Annual Flying Fish Festival in Catalina Island's...
CLEARWATER Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) won six awards at the 2009 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA).
Researchers have confirmed the existence of a major new coral reef province on the southern end of the Porcupine Bank off the west coast of Ireland. The province covers an area of some 200 square...
At the beaches, it's turtle nesting season and so far Marine Biologists like what they're seeing.
British children are being given the opportunity to name a new laboratory-grown coral reef in the Indian Ocean. The venture is part of a campaign by President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives to draw...
Advocates of artificial reefs say projects like the scuttling of the Vandenberg help marine life by creating new underwater habitat where fish populations can thrive.
Here is the newly reopened Jellyfish Gallery: Muted lighting, soothing music, six different species of jellyfish pulsating in a total of 3,000 gallons of water.
A new NOAA report on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), protected by the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, provides the sharpest picture yet of the region's marine life and...
Centuries of intensive fisheries extraction exacerbated by more recent coastal degradation have put oyster reefs near or past the point of functional extinction worldwide. Globally, 85 percent have...
HOUR 1 Eve is back after a hiatus- she shares her thoughts about Yom Yerushalayim and experiences from France. Among other things. Zoologist Dr. Dan Ofri discusses the uniqueness of the Red Sea and...
With its shark-like body, ray-like head and sword-like snout, the smalltooth sawfish has been described by some local fishermen as a "sea monster" and a "dinosaur."
Experts say that more than half of the world's coral reefs could disappear in the next 50 years, in large part because of higher ocean temperatures caused by climate change. But now Stanford...
WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Better coral reef assessment and management are needed if the reefs are to survive global warming, a conservation group said Wednesday in Washington.
As a seasoned pearl farmer based in the Philippines, Mr. Jacques Branellec is more aware than many of the deterioration of the environment, local and global. At a remote Palawan farm in the pristine...
The top government official for the nation's fisheries today announced a new policy on catch shares, a kind of fisheries management that, recent scientific analyses show, perform significantly better...
CEBU CITY Divers and environmentalists call on government to prioritize the coral reef issues in the country before its too late. read more
WASHINGTON President Obama has unveiled his federal spending plan proposal for FY 2010, reflecting his administrations strong commitment to natural resources and the environment, according to...
New UQ Science research has found the increase in nutrients coming out of our river systems is putting pressure on our mangrove forests and making them far more susceptible to environmental...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Groundbreaking Victoria University research shows that ocean acidification may have no negative effect on tropical corals and local sea anemones - in fact it may improve...
LAKE JACKSON Victoria Cummings thought Cooper was a fitting name for a grouper, and if she had her way, his middle name would be Rooper. I was thinking of a name that rhymed with grouper and I...
With the formal receipt of a $1 million gift on Friday, Florida Keys Community College is planning to expand its marine sciences program to include four-year degrees by 2011.
Man has raced across the land and launched into space, but traveling underwater has always proved more tricky.
MANADO (Indonesia) :Malaysia will contribute US$1mil (RM3.54mil) for the regional programmes under the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) that aims to save the marine life in the regions seas, dubbed...
MANADO, Indonesia - Six Asia-Pacific countries agreed Friday on a wide-ranging plan to protect one of the world's largest networks of coral reefs, promising to reduce...
Source: Reuters By Lenita Sulthani MANADO, Indonesia, May 14 (Reuters) - Indonesia has opened Southeast Asia's largest marine park in the Savu Sea, a migration route for almost half the world's whale...
A fact-finding mission linked declining fish catch, coral reef destruction, and skin diseases among villagers to continued mining in a coastal town in Albay.
President Arroyo will push for the creation of a patrol team to oversee the protection and preservation of marine resources among the member-countries of the Coral Triangle Initiative.
Coral reefs could disappear entirely from the Coral Triangle region of the Pacific Ocean by the end of the century, threatening the food supply and livelihoods for about 100 million people, according...
With a stroke of his pen, former President George W. Bush created three new marine monuments some 2.5 times larger than the entire U.S. national park system. The ocean reserves in the remote Pacific...
The web of life that depends on the health of coral reefs extends from microscopic algae and polyps to relative giants of the sea like the green turtle. [More]
People in the Coral Triangle to Australia's north will lose their livelihoods if the world fails to take effective action on climate change, a study says.
An international team of scientists has proposed a set of basic rules to help save the world's imperiled coral reefs from ultimate destruction.
A UQ ecologist has received an international award for research that could lead to better conservation plans for the Pacific Oceans tropical reefs, including Australias Great Barrier Reef.
Indonesia on Monday urged the world to take action on ecosystem management and climate change that threatened oceans. "These actions need to be extended from the global community of nations right...
Leading marine biologist Thomas J. Goreau tells RIA Novosti how overfishing and waste dumping have brought the world's largest area of coral reefs to the brink of collapse, with devastating...
British scientists' exploration of the ocean depths has revealed an amazing array of new lifeforms at depths where life was once thought impossible.
The mystery of where basking sharks, the world's second-largest fish, disappear to for eight months of the year has intrigued scientists and fishermen for more than half a century.
Lee County's next artificial reef might be a goliath grouper sanctuary named after the man who was the driving force behind the county's artificial...
As environmentalists and fishermen spar over what proportion of coastal Southern California waters should be protected as a sort of ocean wilderness, scientists say one thing is clear: The marine...
FREEPORT The Coastal Conservation Association of Texas plans to build artificial reefs south of the Freeport jetties, which officials say will benefit fish and anglers.
( ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies ) The world's corals cannot escape the inevitable impact on them caused by humanity's carbon emissions. The warning comes from the eminent scientist...
( ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies ) The lesson from Australia's Great Barrier Reef is that we have to protect its biodiversity -- because biodiversity in turn protects us. That's the...
Sharks, barracuda and other large predatory fishes disappear on Caribbean coral reefs as human populations rise, endangering the region's marine food web and ultimately its reefs and fisheries,...
New Zealands seafood industry is taking a bold step by putting a third of their fisheries into our programme and seeking MSC independent evaluation.
WAILUKU - A proposed state prohibition on fishers taking three popular reef fish families and a class of sea urchin along a stretch of Kaanapali coastline is now close to becoming reality.
Black band disease, which kills coral as it eats tissue, has infected the Great Barrier Reef.
Are you interested in the ocean? Would you like to help protect the shore? Then the Sea Rangers Naturalists program might be just what you're looking for.
In the last few years, the consumer camera market has exploded. As technology advances and prices drop, casual photographers can increasingly get their hands on nifty features previously affordable...
Assembly Member Lieu introduced Assembly Bill AB 1122 which, as amended, would make it a crime to sell or display animals at swap meets and other similar venues.
The power of online social networking sites is proving to be unstoppable. Now, conventional companies and businesses are turning to websites like Twitter to generate buzz for their products and...
swim I see a different kind of spectacle. It's a feeling that only you can truly appreciate and experience." The undersea world he is referring to is the ecologically-fragile coral reefs. The...
The Florida legislature unanimously passed a bill to create the "Florida Coral Reef Protection Act.
The Seattle Aquarium recently unveiled its first large exhibit devoted to corals grown in its laboratory. The 2,500-gallon tank, located halfway through a meandering corridor showcasing tropical...
Its easy to join Eyes of the Reef and watch for signs of trouble on local reefs. Coordinator Darla White explained, Participation is simple attend the training workshop and use your eyes! A...
Marine biologists have developed a novel technique for reattaching large sponges that have been dislodged from coral reefs. The findings could be generally applied to the restoration of other large...
Illegal fishing is booming. Scientists estimate that poaching is a US$10-US$23.5bil (RM36.5-RM85.5bil) business that's killing between 11 and 26 million tonnes of fish every year. Strip-mining of...
Reef fish under environmental stress create irregular offspring with asymmetrical ears.
Bandar Seri Begawan - Having existed for more than 500 million years and known as the 'rainforests of the sea', coral reefs are not only breathtakingly beautiful, but are also extremely important in...
An experimental program took place in Chabahar, Iran in early April to relocate the coral reef close to Bandar Beheshti port. In the process, about 50 colonies of the coral reef have been transferred...
One third of the world's oceans must be closed to fishing for 20 years if depleted stocks are to recover, scientists and conservation groups have warned.
The owners of a city pet store are among those speaking out against proposed federal legislation aimed at preventing invasive species.
ISRAEL (23 Apr 2009) She's drop-dead gorgeous, and was raised in an enviable way: her grandfather Jacques Cousteau (the legendary marine explorer we've written about here) taught Alexandra Cousteau...
A new study based onobservations of snorkelers and scuba divers at four protected marine sites in Hawaii revealed that those activities have low impact on coral reef habitats and are contained to...
SUMMERY serenity surrounds Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas. The encircling coves are smoothened by the blue-green waters and the precipices are cooled by the sea breeze. The view is the major...
SENATOR Manuel Villar on Friday urged the Filipinos to exercise their rights in upholding a balanced ecology and the concept of intergenerational responsibility and intergenerational justice.
THE CORAL TRIANGLE, a vast expanse of ocean containing the worlds most diverse and valuable coral reef ecosystems, has so far been spared the untoward effects of climate change.
What's the status of H.R. 669 after the hearing?
Marine scientists are astonished at the spectacular recovery of certain coral reefs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from a devastating coral bleaching event in 2006 when high sea...
One of the world's rarest sea turtles that was nursed back to health after washing up on a UK beach arrives in the US to be released.
Marshall Meyers, CEO and General Counsel of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), testified and spoke against the bill in its current form before a Congressional Committee this morning.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a study showing that some coral reefs off East Africa are unusually resilient to climate change due to improved fisheries management and a...
The seminar, organised by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, aims to disseminate information regarding marine biodiversity of Brunei Darussalam as a result of...
In an effort to conserve critical natural and cultural marine resources, the U.S. Departments of Interior and Commerce are partnering with federal, state and territorial agencies to form a National...
Up to 30,000 residents and tourists could be under threat from a newly discovered tsunami risk in the Caribbean, according to experts in disaster risk management. The heavily populated coast of...
The World Wildlife Fund predicts that the bluefin tuna breeding population will disappear by 2012 if the current fishing regime continues.
ISLA VERDE, BATANGAS CITYDIVING for tropical fish to sell to pet shops is far from easy, said Tranquilino Mariano, president of a fisher group in the village of San Andres in Isla Verde, about 21.6...
A common species of Hawaiian black coral named for a Mediterranean species more than 200 years ago has been renamed for Richard "Ricky" Grigg, world-renowned Hawaii coral reef scientist and...
NOAA has selected California educator Taylor Parker to join scientists aboard the 224-foot research vessel, NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette, as part of its Teacher at Sea program to bridge science and...
ALBERTA, Canada (2 Mar 2009) On Thursday morning, workers filing into the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in California were surprised to find 200 gallons (750 liters) of seawater soaking into their...
CLEARWATER Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is pleased to announce it has set a new all-time attendance record. Tuesday, April 7, 2,053 people walked through the doors. The previous daily...
By Jim Efstathiou Jr. April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Fossilized coral reefs formed the last time the Earth was warmer than today show sea levels could rise rapidly by the end of the century if global...
The Coral Triangle, which spans Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and East Timor, is home to the richest concentration of marine life in the world The Coral...
LEARNING. Representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service talk to guests during Earth Day events last year at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Courtesy of Aquarium of the Pacific
Beneath the waves of a sapphire-blue corner of the East China Sea, a team of divers was at work on the Japanese government?s effort to save the country?s largest coral reef.
It may be a cliche, but passionate scuba divers will never stop telling you: the Philippines is one of the best places in the world to dive.
Two young sea turtles were released back into their natural habitat this morning at Honeymoon Island. The two were nursed back to health at Clearwater Marine Aquarium and are once again ready to...
Human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide are starting to harm marine life with a one-two punch of rising temperatures and stronger ocean acidity. Now a study of a reef in the Red Sea confirms the...
The London Aquarium reopens its doors after a six-month multi-million pound redevelopment
Congress has allocated $5.7 million the largest single-year sum to date for Hawaiian monk seal recovery efforts.
A megamouth shark, one of the world's most elusive species, was caught, carved up and eaten by fishermen from a town in the Philippines, the environmental conservation group WWF said Tuesday.
( University of California - Santa Barbara ) A new study by researchers from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis sheds light on how threats to the world's...
A remote location and special federal protection can't shield a new Hawaiian national monument from debris, invasive species ...
A new study has found that mushroom corals can switch from male to female and back again, the first to show that coral can change sex in either direction.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources yesterday released, for the first time, underwater photos of the "substantial" reef damage it says was caused by the 3 1/2-day grounding of the...
The Newport Aquarium says it will begin displaying a rare shark ray pup this month.
KAANAPALI The Kahekili Herbivore Enhancement Area (HEA) Project is looking for volunteers to assist with snorkel surveys. The concept of the project is simple: herbivorous fishes and urchins eat...
The "rainforests" of the sea, according to environmentalists - are the most diverse, the most beautiful, and the richest of all marine habitats. They serve as natural barriers, protecting shorelines...
FIRST pictures of a pristine underwater world off the state's west coast show an environment teeming with sea creatures.
The NOAA Ship Nancy Foster is returning to Puerto Rico this week to continue a multi-year effort to study coral reef ecosystems and fish habitat in the commonwealths near-shore waters.
An Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored open house scheduled for Saturday, March 28 plans to educate the public on the health risks of eating certain fish that live in Peninsula waters.
( Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation ) The final expedition of a four-year collaborative coral reef research program along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia will occur April 4-28, 2009, in an...
A new study documents how larval dispersal connects fish populations in a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) - information critical for policymakers. The study, done by a Woods Hole...
Deep-sea corals are the oldest living animals with a skeleton in the seas, say scientists who claim to have found a 4,265-year-old coral species off the coast of Hawaii.
NOAA has begun accepting proposals for coastal habitat restoration projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The effort will foster healthy and resilient American communities...
A new exhibition at the Monterey Bay Aquarium will focus on the truth about the secret lives of seahorses.
Swimming With Whale Sharks and Other Ecotourism Adventures to Aid in the Survival of This Fragile Marine Environment
Jane Lubchenco is an outspoken marine ecologist who pushes colleagues to engage the public.
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett says the Government will take any necessary steps to restore parts of the Great Barrier Reef damaged by severe weather.
The Indian Army here Sunday flagged off the Bison Blue Waters Expedition aimed at educating the citizens of the island about the importance of conservation of coral reefs and other ecological...
By combining data from 48 studies of coral reefs from around the Caribbean, researchers have found that fish densities that have been stable for decades have given way to significant declines since...
A 'giant sea worm' that has been has been attacking a coral reef and prize fish at The Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay has finally been caught by staff working there.
Scientists have created an Augmented Reality system for use under water. A diver's mask with a special display lets the diver see his or her real submarine surroundings overlaid with...
Scientists at the National Coral Reef Institute are currently growing more than 400 corals from the larval stage as part of NOAA-funded research, and will transplant them to restore damaged coral...
KOTA KINABALU : A strict enforcement, stock enhancement and public awareness are necessary in helping to replenish the giant clams back into the wild in Sabah.
'Aquariya Expo 2009', the premier ornamental aquatic exhibition and the largest consumer event for the marine aquarium industry in the Middle East, has concluded with trade deals worth Dhs4m closed...
NOAA has established eight separate marine protected areas encompassing a total of 529 square nautical miles in south Atlantic federal waters to shield deep-water fish species and their habitats from...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Officials say an effort to repair major damage to one of Florida's most notable coral reefs is complete.
Marine conservation officer Embet Guadamor holding a rescued baby whale shark, in eastern Pilar town.
The newly discovered spotted shrimp. HAVE you ever wanted to name your very own species of animal? Well now is your chance - you can name a shrimp. Yes, that's right, you could name this newly...
At first glance it is hard to believe that a snail and octopus are closely related but they are indeed both members of the mollusc family which also includes squid, cuttlefish, clams and beautifully...
( Pew Environment Group ) The Pew Environment Group announced today that five individuals, representing Argentina, China, France and the United States, received the distinguished 2009 Pew Fellowship...
Gov. Benigno R. Fitial recently presented the CNMI coral reef accomplishments and challenges to members of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.
Aquariya Expo 2009, the premier ornamental aquatic exhibition and the largest consumer event for the marine aquarium industry in the Middle East, was opened today by Obaid Mohammad Jumaa Al...
DOHA: The Ministry of Environment and the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi; with the support of the Dolphin Energy and international agencies have completed the first-ever coral reef mapping of Abu...
With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes - topped by green, orblike lenses.
Dolphins, sharks and other large marine species around the world are going hungry as they seek out dwindling supplies of the small, overlooked species they feed on, according to a new study that says...
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn believes that in order to teach children to conserve and protect plants, they should first learn to appreciate their beauty and usefulness. Then,...
CORAL Executive Director Brian Huse represents twelve leading ocean conservation organizations in making recommendations for coral reef conservation to the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress.
The ornate striping and exotic body shape has made the lionfish a must-have for many tropical fish collectors and budding young aquarists. However, one lionfish received anything but a warm...
A recently discovered "psychedelic" frogfish is bouncing into the books as a new species
Anyone working in marine education or recreation or just curious about the ocean is invited to a five-day Ocean Awareness Training program in Waikiki.
The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Freddy Numberi is seeking support from Indonesian lawmakers to "lobby" the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to become an "umbrella" for...
The mollusk diassembles a valve at the top of her tank, flooding the place with some 200 gallons of seawater. With its eight arms and inquisitive nature, it's no surprise that the two-spotted...
James Cook University's Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, in north Queensland, has had its future secured for another three-and-a-half years.
Associated Press - February 25, 2009 5:25 AM ET ISLE LA MOTTE, Vt. (AP) - A fossilized coral reef in Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York is being recognized by the federal government as a...
Scientists from The University of Queensland have revealed a coral reef fish has been successfully living incognito by using its colour-changing ability.
A WORKSHOP on the selection of international and regional marine world heritage sites and marine protected areas opened yesterday.
Officials from the U.S. Navy will be holding a public hearing tonight at the Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe to discuss the Mariana Islands Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement.
A COALITION of conservation groups will today launch a new campaign to create more WA marine parks in which fishing is banned.
( Ocean Research & Conservation Association ) World's first network of ORCA's Kilroy water monitoring systems, the newest conservation tool being developed by the Ocean Research & Conservation...
Reef Watch Waikiki, a new community-based education and coastal monitoring program, will train volunteers to act as teachers to tourists and residents, and gather valuable data about marine resources.
Trees do it. Bees do it. Even environmentally stressed fish do it. But Prof. Yossi Loya from Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology is the first in the world to discover that Japanese sea corals...
With this IMAX film, we are trying to introduce viewers to the wonderful marine life of the Indo Pacific.
DUBAI Shoreline development projects are giving local marine species new areas to thrive, environmental scientists said on Tuesday.
Snapshots trace shrinking "trophy fish" over a generation of sport fishing.
The value of ornamental fish imports to the UAE has crossed USD 1.14 million in 2008, with demand for exotic fishes in the country expected to grow by 5 to 7 per cent annually, according to latest...
( NOAA Headquarters ) A team of scientists, speaking today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, called for new awareness of the potential for...
Being a member of the Board of the Project Seahorse Foundation for Marine Conservation has provided me the opportunity to learn more about marine protected areas (MPA). There are many challenges as...
US-based International salvage company Resolve says it is helping to repair damage done by the maritime industry through a pioneering coral reef replacement system.
In close co-operation with the worlds sailors, divers and academics, OceansWatch undertakes marine conservation projects and offers humanitarian aid to coastal communities in developing countries.
The economy isn't just squeezing the middle class on land, it's also affecting fish.
More than three dozen scientists, researchers and reef management experts are trying to kick-start a Pacific coral disease network.
MOLOKAI, Hawaii (6 Feb 2009) Molokai seems to attract independent people and the island has a reputation for standing on its own. Now, if a new fisheries bill passes, independence is exactly what...
Baby coral transplanted in the Sekisei coral-reef lagoon in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture under a coral-reef regeneration program are growing steadily, according to the Environment Ministry and the...
Sharks, commonly considered one of the seas most dangerous predators, are now being so overfished that they need special protection, the European Commission said today.
With climate change threatening to destroy coral reefs, push salt water into freshwater habitats and produce more coastal storms, millions of struggling people in fishery-dependent nations of Africa,...
PUHI Does size matter? Absolutely, according to Don Heacock, marine biologist for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Aquatics Division on Kauai.
When George Sugihara reads about credit crises and federal bailouts, he is inclined to think about sardines--California sardines, to be precise. A few decades after the Great Depression, the...
The larvae of the fish that was popularised in the children's film may have trouble sniffing out a suitable reef home if ocean acidity continues to rise
In the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Professor Dr. Peter Glynn, and 2008 Pew Fellow for Marine Conservation and...
Google has unveiled an expansion to Google Earth that includes large swathes of the world's oceans.
Deep-water reefs dot the continental slope from North Carolina to Florida and are thousands of years old. A federal panel is proposing protection for these areas.
Some of the world's most complex acrylic windows show off marine life in a new way at the new California Academy of Sciences building. One of the windows is the world's first double-radius window,...
Local officials were urged on Saturday to help in the efforts by the national government to make the Philippines into a "dive capital" of the Asian region. Ronaldo Puno, Interior Secretary of the...
HONOLULU The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced on Wednesday that the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation have entered into a...
Not to step on anyones political toes here, but I think most of the scientific community is welcoming a change in political administrations in Washington.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (27 Jan 2009) Shaped like a torpedo and designed to glide up and down through the ocean's depths using thermal power, a prototype underwater robot that can collect data...
The 21st U.S. Coral Reef Task Force will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in Washington DC from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Making the announcement in a statement to the House of Representatives recently, Minister of Agriculture Dr Christopher Tufton said the establishment of the sanctuaries would complement the two...
( Springer ) Timely, well-informed and exhaustively referenced, "State of the World's Oceans" provides a contemporary overview of the oceans on our planet. It identifies and describes the various...
WASHINGTON, D.C .-Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne on Friday expanded the National Wildlife Refuge System by 54 million acres, or 58 percent, by assigning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
CARLSBAD ---- Peering through thick concave glass, children glimpsed large, foreboding zebra sharks, darting black- and white-tipped sharks, and schools of graceful cow-nosed rays moving swiftly...
An updated management plan for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary that has been a decade in the making was released Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Scientists discover some strange creatures in the deep seas off Tasmania.
Becky Fowler was shipwreck-diving 66 feet below the surface, exploring a watery paradise, when she came face to face with a four-inch-long, zebra-striped Cujo of the deep.
If you've every wondered about the bubbling froth of ocean waters and the fish, coral and starfish that live there, Tuesday night might be the time for you to v
Two male spotted eagle rays born last fall at Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg may be among fewer than 10 captive born in the world.
Researchers want divers and tourists to help monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef .
Tropical oceans are known as the deserts of the sea. And yet this unlikely environment is the very place where the rich and fertile coral reef grows. Dutch researchers have investigated how caves in...
AVALON - Volunteer scuba divers have started slicing up a massive fishing net that has turned into a deadly trap for all manner of marine life since the trawler it was attached to sank off Southern...
I know its hard to believe, but George W., in his final days, has finally done an environmental goodie.
The year 1998 saw a large scale destruction of coral reefs all over the world. This was due to increased sea surface temperature. Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to water temperature. Any change...
President George W. Bush on Tuesday will designate three remote Pacific island chains as national monuments that together will make up the largest marine conservation area in history.
A report that suggests farm runoff cannot be blamed for recent declines in Great Barrier Reef coral health has been paradoxically seized upon by the Queensland Government to justify tough new...
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has signed into law a measure that will require the teaching of environmental issues in schools, particularly on the role of preserving natural resources in pursuit...
The largest coral reef system in the world--and the biggest sign of life on Earth, visible from space--is not growing like it used to. A sampling of 328 massive Porites coral (large structures...
One of the CNMI's most precious possessions-the three northernmost islands of Maug, Asuncion and Uracas-divided the CNMI community in 2008, following a proposal to make these specks of land a...
Conservationist Crispen Wilson is helping local Indonesians recover after the tsunami, but in a way that doesn't deplete local fish stocks.
( ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies ) Claims that coastal tree barriers can halt the might of a tsunami are false and dangerous, a team of international marine scientists said today....
MUSCAT - Oman will soon launch a new crucial drive to protect coral reefs, which provide both food and shelter to marine life and regarded as a valuable national asset, by deploying mooring buoys...
(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's coral reefs are vanishing at an alarming rate, but the oceanographers who study the underlying causes of reef destruction are often hindered by slow, tedious and...
Concern about increasing ocean acidification has often focused on its potential effects on coral reefs, but broader disruptions of biological processes in the oceans may be more significant,...
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best managed and healthiest coral reefs in the world, according to a recent report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
Scientists are working to halt or even reverse the decline of one of the only coral reefs on the continental United States, near the Florida Keys.
( NOAA Headquarters ) Increasing pressures from climate change will reach a tipping point in less than a decade, triggering a significant decline in the health of the planet's coral reef ecosystems...
A first of its kind study, "Socioeconomic Conditions Along the World's Tropical Coasts: 2008," reports on the social and economic ramifications of healthy coral reefs in 27 tropical nations and...
What began as an homage to achievement in the field of coral reef geology has evolved into the discovery of an unexpected link between corals of the Pacific and Atlantic. Dr. Ann F. Budd from the...
The White House may be scaling back its ambitious plans to create new ocean parks in U.S. territorial waters in the Pacific. Activists traveled from the Mariana Islands to urge President Bush to...
Source: IRIN Coastal communities in southwestern Madagascar, who risk their lives travelling long distances in dugout canoes to supply a lucrative demand for shark fins, face an uncertain future...
Before two brand-new, first-of-their-kind autonomous underwater vehicles begin exploring the depths of the world's oceans, they'll get their feet wet in the water off the Treasure Coast.
LANAI (KHNL) - Marine biologists get a first-hand look at Lanai's Manele Bay marine conservation district. What they learn, will be passed on, to keep the bay and other marine areas pristine.
KEY LARGO, Florida (30 Nov 2008) The last, largest stands of ancient elkhorn coral survive in shallow waters off North Key Largo, where rough seas sometimes expose thick golden branches reaching...
Sydney, Dec 2 : Coral reef fishes are experts at changing sex, becoming either male or female -- but when, researchers didn't have any clues.
ANTARCTICA (30 Nov 2008) Seas surrounding an archipelago near the tip of the Antarctic peninsula are richer in animal life than the Galapagos Islands, challenging the notion that warm seas in...
Marine researchers fear the Great Barrier Reef will suffer more coral bleaching than normal over the next 12 months because of rising sea temperatures.
Unknown culprits have sliced through one of the country's most famous coral reefs, further damaging an endangered ecosystem
'I mean we're not going to have reefs for much longer but we can at least have them a bit longer."
University of Chicago scientists have documented that the ocean is growing more acidic faster than previously thought. In addition, they have found that the increasing acidity correlates with...
Stocking aquariums with marine life is becoming profitable; but despite care used by divers, it could be costly for our reefs At a depth of 95 feet, in a silent world illuminated in shades of dark...
Climate change and a starfish outbreak have shrunk coral reefs near Fiji, forcing locals to change their lifestyle.
Ten decommissioned military aircraft are being dumped in the Andaman sea, about three kilometres off Phuket, to create an artificial reef for divers. Dubbed the "Coral Reef Squadron", the skeleto...
( University of Southern California ) Scientists unveil the first global index correlating night light with threats to coral reefs. The Lights Proximity Index offers a new tool for conservation and...
A new study, which confirms significant ocean acidification across much of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, reports strong natural variations in ocean chemistry in some parts of the Caribbean that...
One of the George W Bush's final acts as US president could be to create the largest marine conservation area in the world
( Ocean Research & Conservation Association ) The Ocean Research & Conservation Association and its collaborators announced the world's first use of an acoustic underwater camera to survey juveniles...
The six nations that make up the so-called Coral Triangle in the Asia-Pacific region are working to preserve some of the world's most valuable marine life. The triangle spans the area between East...
( ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies ) Coral reef scientists and policy makers from the world's most prominent coral reef nations are meeting in Australia this week to develop urgent...
In a report on progress toward the first Census of Marine Life, more than 2,000 scientists from 82 nations announce astonishing examples of recent new finds from the world's ocean depths. Among...
( Census of Marine Life ) A rapid, climate change-induced northern migration of invasive marine species is one of the research results announced Nov. 11 during opening day presentations at the First...
The colourful world of coral reefs is under threat as oceans absorb greater quantities of carbon, but not all hope is lost.
There is no longer any shadow of a doubt about the impact of global warming on coral reefs. A rise of a few degrees in sea surface temperature induces the expulsion of essential microscopic algae...
Landlocked Steve Lowes raises saltwater corals for the aquarium trade.
Co-operation in nature works often as an exchange of goods or services between two different parties. In an article in the latest number of the scientific magazine Nature researchers from Stockholm...
CARBON dioxide emissions have the potential to kill off coral larvae used to build the Great Barrier Reef, a new study has found.
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown coral reef in the Seychelles. Diving revealed an extensive coral reef to the south of the island, at a depth which would not be visible to the...
The United States government on Thursday pledged $40 million to help save the marine and coastal ecosystems in East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and the Solomon...
Six Asia Pacific nations meeting in Manila have agreed to hold a summit next year, to adopt a plan to protect coral reefs and fisheries in one of the world's most important marine areas.
At least one-third of reef-building corals face extinction due to climate change and human disturbance, according to the resource speaker of the Coral Triangle meet currently being held in the...
Rare corals may be smarter than we thought. Faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, new research suggests they may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral species to breed...
When Hurricane Andrew hit Florida in 1992, no one gave much thought to the six exotic lionfish that spilt into Biscayne Bay as the storm smashed their Miami waterfront aquarium.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists began a 10-day underwater research mission Tuesday designed to study the effect of ocean acidification on coral reefs.
A report scheduled to be published online this week in early edition the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that maintaining the proper balance of herbivorous fishes may...
When reef fish get a mouthful of sand, coral reefs can drown. "We've known for a while that having a lot of sediment in the water is bad for corals and can smother them. What we didn't realize is how...
In an age when such environmental stresses are killing off coral reefs worldwide, the reefs at Kenting National Park in Taiwan are doing surprisingly well. Scientists would like to know why.
( ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies ) The roadmap to the future of the gorgeously decorated fish which throng Australia's coral reefs and help earn the nation $5 billion a year from...
In less than two weeks, the Philippine reef will be center stage in San Francisco.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists have discovered hundreds of new coral and marine species on the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef which they say will improve monitoring reef biodiversity...
An increase in fees for permits under the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 (TIES Act) has been announced today by the Department of Conservation (DOC). The TIES Act is New Zealands primary...
Thousands of fish swim on the edge of a coral reef. It was staring them in the face, but somehow generations of marine biologists have failed to notice that a lot of fish in the sea glow a...
A group of scientists have called for the Coral Sea to be declared the world's largest marine protected area, but the fishing industry has rejected the idea.
A new NOAA report on the health of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall condition of the sanctuary's marine life and habitats is fair. The report also identifies several...
Recommendations to prevent what one scientist calls "osteoporosis of the reef" have been presented to the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, holding its final meeting of the International Year of the Reef...
KAILUA, Big Island (KHNL) -At the 10th meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force in Hawaii, the Governor of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia, Sebastian Anefal announced that legislation has...
Conservation zones are in the wrong place to protect vulnerable coral reefs from the effects of global warming, an international team of scientists warned today. Now the team say that urgent action...
Scientists have learned that the orange clownfish, aka Nemo, can sniff for leaves that fall into the sea from rainforsts on islands near their coral reef homes.
It can be likened to a coral reef hospital an outdoor laboratory at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School in Key Biscayne, where a pioneering scientist, Dr. Andrew Baker, is trying to keep...
Shipwrecks on coral reefs may increase invasion of unwanted species, according to a recent US Geological Survey study. These unwanted species can completely overtake the reef and eliminate all the...
UC San Diego's Scripps scientist warns of mass extinctions and "rise of slime."
Venomous invasive species escaped from Florida aquarium, threatens reefs, people from Cayman Islands to North Carolina.
Coral reefs house thousands of species but are in danger of becoming extinct.
The cement that binds the skeletons of reef structures is lost under climate change.
Mangrove destruction not only comes with ecological cost, but monetary as well: $37,500 per hectare each year, researchers say. Mexican mangroves, trees that form forest ecosystems at the land-sea...
Jacques Cousteau was a pioneer in the study of marine biology, but new research shows the ocean life he explored could be dead within a few years, says Tim Radford
The invasion of predatory lionfish in the Caribbean region poses yet another major threat there to coral reef ecosystems -- a new study has found that within a short period after the entry of...
The largest coral reef system in the southern Atlantic is twice as big as previously estimated, and it's teeming with life, experts announced.
Coral reefs are often described as the tropical rainforests of the oceans. But marine biologists sometimes use another analogy: that of the canary in the coalmine. These birds were used by miners as...
A new coral bleaching prediction system indicates that there will be some bleaching in the Caribbean later this year, but the event will probably not be severe. The system also suggests that there is...
African pesticides and pollutants are ending up in oceans across the world, possibly endangering the survival of already fragile coral reefs, experts say.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- Coral reef ecosystems are often hailed as the "rainforests of the seas." But unlike their counterparts, they have not given much importance by people since they could not...
New coral reef system discovered in Brazil doubles the size of Southern Atlantic Ocean's largest and most diverse reef system.
The House took steps Tuesday to keep shark fins out of soups served in pricey Asian restaurants. In a voice vote, the House tightened a 2000 law that bans the practice of shark finning, whereby...
From New Findings on Contaminant Threats in African Dust to the Future of Coral Reefs to Coral Chemical Defenses USGS scientists will present major research findings at the 11 th International...
Nearly half of the coral reefs under U.S. jurisdiction, including all the reefs in southeast Florida, were rated in fair or poor condition in a survey released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Lauderdale conference looks at threats to coral Intent on helping restore the world's rapidly declining reefs, Alison Moulding is growing baby coral in her South Florida laboratory.
Coral reefs are the focus of attention at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium.
The parasite-eating fish turns its "cleaning stations" into reef safe havens, not only for itself, but for other species too
Congress hits shark finning' practice; fleet subsidies cut would be historic'; whales don't compete with humans for fish, studies show.
To further explore business opportunities that take advantage of the CNMI's vast water resources, the Northern Marianas College - Cooperative Research Extension and Education Service is sponsoring a...
PROVINCIAL Environment Management Office (Pemo) specialist Natalie Joquio said more than 10,000 highly-poisonous salanay or crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) were harvested by trained...
Thirty-eight research divers recently completed a successful 20-day biennial census to measure how the protected status of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's Tortugas Ecological Reserve and...
TINY reef fish that speed through the water at up to 10 body lengths per second could inspire the next generation of underwater exploration.
With a growing marine ornamental fish industry in Thailand, many people fear some rare species may become extinct. A biological research institute in the southern province resort of Phuket is trying...
Five years after the hit film that endeared the clownfish to audiences the world over, Nemo is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
With a growing marine ornamental fish industry in Thailand, many people fear some rare species may become extinct. A biological research institute in the southern province resort of Phuket is trying...
WASHINGTON June 26, 2008, 05:27 pm ET The chairman of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents and his wife announced a $15 million gift Thursday to support the new Ocean Hall at the National...
No-take marine reserves, in which fishing is completely banned, can lead to very rapid comebacks of the fish species most prized by commercial and recreational fisheries, reveals a new study of...
HONOLULU (KHNL) - Tesoro Corporation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are teaming up to develop a multi-faceted coral reef conservation program.
SYDNEY: Climate change threatens to devastate coral reef fish populations and increase the likelihood of fishery collapses, Australian researchers warned on Monday.
Scientists have begun an eight-day mission, in which they are living and working at 60 feet below the sea surface, to determine why some species of coral colonies survive transplanting after a...
Natural CO2 vents on the sea floor show scientists how life will be affected as carbon emissions acidify the oceans.
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a five-fold increase of penalties against unlawful purchase, catching, selling, possession, transport and export of...
World Ocean Day, June 8th, Highlights Threats to Oceans around the World, and Opportunities to Help Improve the Health of our Seas (PRWeb Jun 5, 2008) Read the full story at ...
Beachgoers slathering on lotions to prevent sunburn could be contributing to coral bleaching, says a study reported in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Despite its puny brain, the cephalopod can learn to associate a burst of light with food and know when it's time for more
The Nature Conservancy joins Caribbean leaders to launch "Caribbean Challenge" at United Nations COP-9 conference (PRWeb May 27, 2008).
SEMPORNA : The Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority is developing an artificial coral reef in a 2km sq area in waters between Sipadan island and Tawau.
BESUT: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry will continue to intensify efforts to conserve the nations marine ecosystem following reports that coral reefs in several marine parks are at...
Science & environment: CO2 increase to blame for increased acidity, which could have a catastrophic impact on marine ecology
RALEIGH, North Carolina (20 May 2008) Largely unexplored deep-sea coral reefs, some perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old, off the coast of the southeastern U.S. are not only larger than...
First identified in 1899, y-larvae have been one of the greatest zoological mysteries for over a century. No one has ever found an adult of these puzzling crustaceans, despite the plethora of these...
Minister of Agriculture, Minister for Biosecurity Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Forestry Associate Minister of Health Associate Minister for Tertiary Education
Sea level rise and coral bleaching are known impacts of climate change on the oceans, but scientists worldwide....
People diet to look more attractive. Fish diet to avoid being beaten up, thrown out of their social group - and getting eaten as a result.
Coral reef degradation could result in annual losses of US$100 million to $300 million to the Caribbean tourism industry by 2015, marine scientists are predicting.
Indias first marine conservation reserve is coming up around Lakshadweep Islands.
Washington, May 4 : A new study has revealed that hurricanes and storms limit the ability of corals to "recruit" new corals into their community.
For a few days each year, most coral in the Great Barrier Reef spawn all at once, broadcasting buoyant bundles of egg and sperm that float to neighboring coral for fertilization. Now researchers have...
Washington, May 1 : Marine snails, sea urchins, and other aquatic animals are serving as research models for scientists at UC Riverside's Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, who...
Earthwatch-supported study reveals that climate change-related storms limit the number of coral recruits that enter a coral community.
Newly designated marine protected area, west of Queen Charlotte Islands, is 'just full of life,' lucky diver finds
The annual mass spawning of corals on the Palau archipelago in the western Pacific occurs right on cue.
A marine conservation organization said it wants to use rubble from the existing Interstate 10 bridge over Lake Pontchartrain to create two artificial reefs that would attract more fish to the area.
Washington, April 17 : A new scientific model has been developed that accurately maps where coral reefs are in the most trouble and identifies regions where reefs can be protected best.
AFP. SHEIKH SEID. SILVER bubbles pop to the surface as a snorkeler glides over a colourful coral reef, bright fish speeding to safety in its protective fronds.
Source: Reuters By Rob Taylor CANBERRA April 15 (Reuters) - Coral is again flourishing in the crater left by the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated by the United States, 54 years after the...
Visitors cross a makeshift wooden bridge at the Yabiji coral reef off Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, site of the so-called phantom continent. About 2,000 tourists were expected to visit the...
The Asian craving for a particular reef fish is emptying our seas. HUNDREDS of fish cages bob up and down in the waters of Marudu Bay, off Kudat in Sabah. In these cages are sought-after marine...
A U.S. ichthyologist said an anglerfish specimen found in Indonesia off Ambon Island might represent a new family of fishes.University of Washington Professor Ted Pietsch said the fish has tan and...
Washington, April 6 : A new research has determined that in spite of efforts to preserve coral reef habitats through marine protected areas, their numbers are still declining.
With the widening of the Panama Canal scheduled to be completed in 2014, Port Everglades and other East Coast harbors have drawn up expansion plans to accommodate the huge freighters expected to...
A network of new marine nature reserves that will protect endangered species and habitats along Britain's coastline are among plans included in the government's long-awaited draft marine bill
Climate change may be predicted by fish who "eavesdrop" their way to healthy food sources using chemical cues given off by ocean organisms. This research, conducted by the University of North...
FISHERMEN caught more than 300 tonnes of shark in NSW last year - five times the usual amount, government papers obtained by The Daily Telegraph reveal.
TRENTON, New Jersey , March 26, 2008 (ENS) - Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday signed legislation imposing a moratorium on harvesting horseshoe crabs in New Jersey so that starving shorebirds can feed.
A unique project that relies on volunteers to survey coral reefs has produced startling results on the status of this marine habitat.
Over two hundred million humans depend for their subsistence on the fact that coral has an addiction to junk food` - and orders its partners, the symbiotic algae, to make it. This curious...
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While rabbits continue to ravage Australia`s native landscapes, rabbit fish may help save large areas of the Great Barrier Reef from destruction.
Tourism and overfishing have damaged nearly half of the West's largest reef.
The world's coral reefs are under threat. Overfishing, unsustainable tourism, coastal development, pollution, the global aquarium trade and climate change are having a devastating effect on these...
Fifty feet below the Caribbean's sun-dappled surface, schools of navy blue tangs drift like smoke, their languid progress mirrored by the gentle waving of purple sea fans and yellow tube sponges.
ISHIGAKIJIMA ISLAND, Okinawa Prefecture--The biggest outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish in years is threatening to devastate the nation's largest coral reefs, according to environmentalists.
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises' Ocean Fund has awarded marine conservation grants totaling $800,000 to 19 marine conservation and environmental organizations.
Jamaica and other regional countries stand to lose many valuable species of fish because of warmer temperatures in the Caribbean Sea, according to one leading climate-change specialist in the region....
Coral reef fish spend weeks scouting out a new neighbourhood before they move in, scientists reveal.
Exposure to warmer waters makes young coral reef fish more likely to develop misshapen ear bones, with possibly fatal consequences
CORAL growth on the Great Barrier Reef has plummeted by more than 20 per cent as acidity rises in the world's oceans.
AN environmental campaigner has attacked plans to rip out one of Bahrain's coral reefs. The country risks losing its natural habitat forever unless urgent changes are made to planning policies, says...
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Florida Keys commercial fishing and conservation groups say they want coral reef protection policies that focus on pollution and climate change issues.
The reef off the coast of Bonaire has always been a popular scuba and snorkeling spot. This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated Bonaire as having the most...
From sharks to microbes, scientists capture key data at the central Pacific's Line Islands archipelago. An ambitious expedition led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San...
DOHA Qatar University's Environmental Studies Center (ESC), in collaboration with Qatar Petroleum (QP), has initiated the project for the introduction of artificial coral reef, a method which is...
A beautiful black, white and yellow butterflyfish, much admired by eco-tourists, divers and aquarium keepers alike, may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned. The case of the Chevroned...
SERENE: Tourists take a plunge into the blue to look at the coral reef in Tobago. -Photo: JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK England's Prince Charles-who has become a global 'knight' of the environment-will spend...
Washington, Feb 20 : An expedition, which will be the first ocean-scale study of the mysterious deep-sea corals, may fill large gaps in researchers' knowledge of climate and the evolution of marine...
Bottom trawling for fish stirs up billowing plumes of sediment that can be seen from space and destroys entire seafloor ecosystems, new imagery reveals.
First Ever Global Maps Reveal Spread and Severity of Marine Invasive Species (PRWeb Feb 19, 2008) Read the full story at ...
BOSTON, Massachusetts , February 19, 2008 (ENS) - Once plentiful sharks are vanishing from the world's oceans, and some species are even at risk of extinction a shark expert told fellow scientists at...
After decades of dives, a scientist offers a theory to explain the spectacular deceptions of cephalopods.
The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the world's largest marine protected area -- a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral...
Fishing, fertilizer runoff, pollution, shipping, climate change--these are just a few of the ways that human activities influence the oceans that cover 70 percent of Earth's surface. And in all that...
Boston, Mass.New research shows that the second most diverse group of hard corals first evolved in the deep sea, and not in shallow waters.
Only 4% of the world's oceans remain untouched by human activity, a study shows.
One day late last year, Chris Simpson was looking at the waters off the coast of Western Australia on Google Earth when he made an unusual discovery.
A BLOKE having a shifty at Google Earth has just discovered a previously unlocated coral reef.
Parts of the Pacific Ocean may be combating global warming on their own.
The research team, led by NCAR scientist Joan Kleypas, looked at the Western Pacific Warm Pool, a region northeast of Australia where naturally warm sea-surface temperatures have risen little in...
MIAMI A University of Miami biologist has been awarded a $150,000 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation for his efforts to help coral reefs survive climate change.
OPERATORS of ships and other vessels may be hit with stiffer fines when they drop anchor and damage Barbados fragile coral reefs in the future.
In conjunction with the "International Year of the Reef", Monday night we explore the undersea world of coral reefs, and the issues that surround their survival.
A CORAL reef standing in the way of development of the $2.5 billion (BD945 million) Bahrain Bay is to be ripped out, following a U-turn by Manama Municipal Council yesterday.The decision comes just...
CARIBBEAN (9 Jan 2008) Coral reefs in the Caribbean have suffered significant changes due to the proximal effects of a growing human population, reports a new study.
New coral reef maps reveal the highest percentage of live coral in the main Hawaiian Islands is off the Big Island, and supports studies indicating that geologically young islands generally have move...
Even pristine coral reefs are facing environmental challenges.
WASHINGTON - Experts decked in scuba gear and underwater robots are being deployed in the Caribbean to better understand the multiple threats to the world's coral as part of the International Year of...
Warmer seas and a record hurricane season in 2005 have devastated more than half of the coral reefs in the Caribbean, according to scientists.
Storm damage from waves and death of vital algae likely to become more common, report warns
Outbreaks of the notorious crown of thorns starfish now threaten the "coral triangle," the richest center of coral reef biodiversity on Earth. The starfish -- a predator that feeds on corals by...
How tiny coral reef fish larvae locate the reef habitat across vast expanses of water has remained an enduring mystery. An innovative observational tool, the OWNFOR (Orientation With No Frame...
New coral reef maps released today reveal the highest percentage of live coral in the Main Hawaiian Islands is off the Big Island. The maps also support studies indicating that geologically young...
Outbreaks of the notorious crown of thorns starfish now threaten the coral triangle, the richest center of coral reef biodiversity on Earth, according to recent surveys by the Bronx Zoo-based...
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has donated $25 million to create a center in Monterey dedicated to protecting the world's oceans, officials announced Wednesday. Called the Center for Ocean...
The world's coral reefs are in alarming decline, but what - or who - is most to blame?
Source: Reuters By Michael Kahn LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A growing human population is pushing coral reefs in the Caribbean to breaking point and saving them will require a new, larger-scale...
As pH declines in the world's oceans, the effects on coral reefs could be more harmful than previously thought. This pH decline, a process known as "ocean acidification," occurs due to absorption of...
COCONUT ISLAND, O'ahu What was intended as a noble science experiment in the 1970s has turned into a modern-day plague for the delicate coral reefs surrounding the University of Hawai'i's research...
Business Reporter DOLPHIN Energy will conduct the first ever EcoReef coral growth study in the Gulf, beginning offshore Qatar soon. The project is being implemented in co-operation with Qatargas.
Global warming may result in tropical corals migrating south, Australian scientists say. The Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies says the western seaboard between Perth and Geraldton could...
The barren seafloor off the coast of 'Ewa could become home to coral and other marine life if an artificial reef project is approved.
The United Nations climate change panel says seas could rise by up to 59 centimeters by 2100 due to warmer global temperatures. Indonesia, according to the government, is experiencing a sea level...
Hawaii's solution to seaweed that's smothering coral is a huge but gentle vacuum. The lowly urchin will take care of algae stragglers. What was intended as a noble science experiment in the 1970s...
In the 1970s and '80s, scientists took 70,000 photos of an ancient coral forest off the coast of Florida. Some of the deep sea coral, thousands of years old, reached 100 feet high. But fishing...
Balis fishing community adapts to looming climate change.
A team of researchers from the Bishop Museum, Department of Land and Natural Resources, University of Hawaii and NOAAs Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center returned last week from a successful...
Two new species of soft corals were discovered during a recent expedition to Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles, the largest atoll in the Caribbean. Marine biologists collected 40 species of soft corals...
SENIOR officials from six countries, including the Philippines, that met in Bali, Indonesia, last week, have agreed to cooperate on a Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) to further conserve marine...
Indonesia has received funds amounting to US433.3 million for coral reef management under the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI), an official said.
Most coral reefs will not survive the predicted rises in global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 emissions that are forecast, marine scientists will reveal tomorrow morning at UQ.
A new study predicts the world's coral reef systems, including Queensland's Great Barrier Reef, could collapse within 30 years if the effects of global warming are not reversed.
A STUDY handed down by 17 world renown marine scientists belonging to the Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Program, says that the Great Barrier Reef is one of many...
Coral reefs are often referred to as the canaries of the ocean -- because, like the canary in a mine, they give an indicator of the dangers that lie ahead. Judging by the state of coral reefs these...
NOAA Releases Report on the State of Deep Coral Ecosystems in the U.S. Report Highlights U.S. Progress Conserving these Ecosystems The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today released a...
Tuticorin: The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust (GoMBRT) has planned to prepare the first ever monograph on soft corals in the Gulf of Mannar, before December 31, 2008.
Now it's science that wants no-go zones in Kimbe Bay, and it's because of a new fear. From the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the central Pacific, global warming and the sea's rising temperatures...
NUSA DUA, INDONESIA: Indonesia and five other countries within the Asia and Pacific regions announced Thursday (6 Dec) they will propose a huge global contribution from their marine and coral reefs...
55 year old Charles Yip Mou Lam was convicted in Auckland District Court yesterday for attempting to illegally import 700kg of tropical and sub-tropical coral into New Zealand. The consignment...
How Marine Protected Areas Alleviate Poverty (12/04/07)
Many of the world's richest and most diverse habitats are found in places where poverty is a real and pressing issue. But all too often, conservation is considered a luxury that impoverished communities cannot afford.
Finally, some good news about the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change. According to a new study corals may actually survive rising ocean temperatures in 'tough love' seas with...
There aren't enough biologists to keep tabs on the Dominican Republic's threatened coastal reefs, so volunteer divers are pitching in.
A worldwide network of the next generation of leading coral reef scientists and managers is set to meet for the first time at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane on December 10-14, 2007.
Finally, some good news about the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change. According to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, corals may actually survive rising ocean...
Researchers have acquired a new molecular tool that could help them transform a toxin from coral-reef bacteria into a next-generation cancer drug. They uncovered new functions for an ancient,...
Study suggests efforts to protect the ocean environment and improve livelihoods in the developing world can be mutually beneficial. (PRWeb Nov 29, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL:...
Source: Reuters By Sugita Katyal and Adhityani Arga JAKARTA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - It is a country with some of the world's richest coral reefs. But scientists fear many of Indonesia's pyschedelic ...
(DUBLIN ) - Ireland will ask the European Union next month to bring in a permanent fishing ban off the country's Atlantic west coast to protect unique cold-water coral reefs, officials said Tuesday.
New South Florida Nursery To Focus On Staghorn Corals (11/16/07)
In response to the need for localized efforts to protect and recover the surviving populations of the threatened staghorn coral, Diego Lirman, Ph.D., and James Herlan, researchers from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and...
Marine researcher discovers new species of sea slug (11/14/07)
A new species of sea slug was discovered last month off the coast of Green Island by Taiwanese marine biologist Chen Ming-huei. It has been temporarily nicknamed "little strawberry" until an official name can be determined.
Tel Aviv University Professor (and alumnus) Hudi Benayahu, head of TAU's Porter School of Environmental Studies, has found that soft corals, an integral and important part of reef environments, are...
New coral reef ecosystem maps released recently by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration reveal that live coral covers approximately 35 percent of the Republic of Palau's shallow-water...
The Australian government has been financially assisting a two-year project to promote seaweed and coral-reef cultivation among fihermen communities in Rote Ndao and Kupang districts in East...
There is a new development in a major debate over a controversial hypothesis of biodiversity and species abundance. Ecologists are reporting good agreement between the species richness of two of the...
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 5, 2007 (AFP) - Argentine customs said Monday it had seized a valuable, five-ton shipment of endangered and protected coral and seashells from the Philippines that was destined for...
NORMAL ? A battle between two rival species of coral was just one of the things people could see Saturday at the Bloomington-Normal Area Reef Club?s first ?frag swap.
MANILA, Philippines -- New coral species have been found in the waters off the Kalayaan group of islands, and Batangas despite a much diminished coral cover, according to a University of the...
A vast rubbish dump, which covers an area bigger than Australia, is floating in the Pacific Ocean and research shows it is growing bigger.
HONOLULU (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye says the Senate Commerce Committee approved legislation he sponsored that would strengthen coral reef conservation efforts.
Queensland farmers and researchers have cautiously welcomed a federal Labor policy offering grants for improved land management techniques to better protect the Great Barrier Reef.
RED SEA (25 Oct 2007) A giant artificial coral reef is being built in the Red Sea in a move to protect natural reefs from destruction - without banning scuba divers.
A team of Hawaii-based scientists will use a $1.4 million federal grant to study deep-water corals in the Auau Channel between Maui and Lanai over the next three years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The House of Representatives reauthorized yesterday the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and approved appropriations for the coral reef conservation program and community-based...
VIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (Oct. 22, 2007) When David Jones, a fisheries oceanographer at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) located at the University of Miamis...
More than 50 scientists of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies today declared the following statements unanimously:
Australian and Israeli researchers have discovered the cause of what is described as the largest natural sex event on Earth. The scientists found an ancient light-sensitive gene appears to act as the...
MANILA, Philippines--There's new evidence that the country's mangrove cover has slowly grown to nearly 60 percent of its original state in the 1900s.
The latest research into the scale, causes and consequences of global loss of coastal habitats has recently been presented. The disappearance of these ecosystems, which include coral reefs, mangrove...
For many Californians who remember the calamitous 1969 Santa Barbara Channel oil spill, the 27 oil platforms perched off the coast are an unforgivable blight upon the ocean and nature.
Q: Ive heard about the die-off of coral reefs due to global warming. Ive also read that coral reefs themselves store carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main global warming gases. So if coral reefs...
WASHINGTON - By the light, of the silvery moon, corals get in tune, and soon, it's a spawning delight. While their silvery moon was written about people, songwriters Ray Noble and Snookie Lanson...
The world's oceans are becoming more acid, with potentially devastating consequences for corals and the marine organisms that build reefs and provide much of the Earth's breathable oxygen. The...
Waters around the Great Barrier Reef are becoming acidic at a higher-than-expected rate.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Crews have completed a cleanup of an extensive oil spill that fouled rocky shoreline and mangrove thickets along Puerto Rico's southwest coast, but pollution investigators are...
U.S. and Philippine scientists may have discovered new marine species in the world's most biologically diverse region, their expedition leader said Tuesday.
Reef fish and other marine species can breathe easier with the introduction of a fishing ban around Apo Reef, the largest coral reef in the Philippines and the second largest contiguous reef in the...
"Benny" the elephant is doing well, enjoying life in a circus, but many animal smuggling stories don't end so well.Customs agents found Benny in 2000 as smugglers tried to bring him into the U.S....
Western Australia's Chief Scientist, Lynne Beazley, says the study of WA's coral reefs will assist the world to understand, and prevent, global warming.
HONOLULU, Hawaii , October 4, 2007 (ENS) - Coral reefs suffer when the lands above them are disturbed, finds new research by scientists from Hawaii to Australia.
'Prized fish harvested after using cyanide, fish bombs' (10/03/07)
The recent case of a Pulau Gaya fisherman getting the bends (bubbles in his veins) for descending to 52 metres (170ft) a fortnight ago is another sad statement on the state of Sabah's marine resources
Scientists try to save coral micro species (10/03/07)
U.S. scientists have launched a project in Puerto Rico designed to save threatened microscopic species. The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo recently acquired 12,000 microscopic Elkhorn coral larvae harvested by zoo scientists as part of an...
The Philippines has tightened laws banning fishing and collecting of species on the country's largest coral reef to help it recover from near destruction, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature said on...
WASHINGTON For the second time in three years, the Bush administration is putting on a major effort for Senate ratification of the United Nations' Law of the Sea Treaty, a wide-ranging measure...
Reef-smothering algae, meet your foe: the Super Sucker.
Call to protect shark-filled sea (09/18/07)
Conservationists are urging the Australian government to protect the Coral Sea, one of its last tropical marine wildernesses.
Three ocean corals listed as threatened for first time (09/18/07)
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, two corals are listed as critically endangered and one coral is listed as vulnerablefor the first time in its listing.
HONOLULU -- A kite-sized, unmanned airplane is joining the effort to protect endangered Hawaiian monk seals and coral reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Call for entries for prestigious international underwater photography & video competition. Over $50,000 in prizes, and glory will be awarded to photographers and videographers around the world....
At least five of South Maluku district`s 17 coral reef zones are badly damaged due to the use of fish bombs and toxic substances like potassium cyanide by local fishermen, an environmental official...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's environment ministry pledged not to serve shark's fin soup at its events, saying marine conservation is more important than savoring the popular Chinese delicacy.
Ocean time bomb (09/11/07)
Acid caused by greenhouse gases is ravaging marine life. Graham Phillips examines this devastating threat to our seas.
Warmer seas will stress coral (09/11/07)
While the need to protect vulnerable people around the globe is widely recognised, people are less aware of the need to protect the vulnerable areas of the earth itself, including its rivers and oceans.
Coral Reef Fish Harbor An Unexpectedly High Biodiversity Of Parasites (09/11/07)
IRD researchers showed that Epinephilus maculates, a fairly abundant species of grouper off New Caledonia, was parasitized by 12 species of microscopic monogenean worms. This diversity of parasites has just been confirmed also in the malabar...
Fuel Spill Fouls Puerto Rico Coastline (09/04/07)
Miles of rocky shoreline and mangrove thickets have been fouled by a fuel spill drifting along Puerto Rico's southwest coast, environmental officials said Friday.
Coastal reef being destroyed by algae (09/04/07)
A tropical algae thriving on fertilisers from hotel golf courses and badly treated sewage is killing one of Costa Rica's most important coastal reefs, scientists say.
Climate Change New Focus for U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (09/04/07)
The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force today announced the formation of a new climate change working group and endorsed an action plan for the International Year of the Reef 2008 that will involve both government and nongovernmental partners in reef...
Ornamental fish park planned (09/04/07)
To fully exploit the potential of ornamental fish production and exports, the State Government will set up an ornamental fish aquapark at Manimangalam, near Tambaram.
Lion Fish Specimens Found in Cuban Coastal Waters (09/04/07)
Havana, August 24 (acn) Cuban specialists have captured two lion fish specimens in the keys located north of the Cuban central province of Villa Clara, 270 kilometers from Havana.
'Killer Algae' Still a Threat to Southern California Waters (08/23/07)
Illegal aquarium plant is widely available from online merchants. In Europe, they call the extremely invasive saltwater plant Caulerpa taxifolia "killer algae." It has infested tens of thousands of undersea acres in the Mediterranean and in...
Mexican island's reefs spared by Hurricane Dean (08/23/07)
Magnificent coral reefs on Mexico's Caribbean island of Cozumel appear to have been unscathed by Hurricane Dean, delighting dive operators and diving enthusiasts.
Critical problems for fresh water supplies in Pacific (08/23/07)
Despite high average annual rainfalls and balmy temperatures, an expert from The Australian National University warns that small island nations in the Pacific face freshwater supply and sanitation problems among the most critical in the world.
Shrinking Coral (08/23/07)
Seventy-five percent of all reef-building corals live in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, which spans roughly from west Indonesia to the Hawaiian Islands, and includes the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia. A recent study in PLoS ONE found that the coral...
Exotic marine species darts endangered list (08/13/07)
Arguments over the international trade of endangered animals has hit Indonesia's shores again this week with a U.S. request for Indonesia to list as endangered an exotic marine fish found only in waters around Central Sulawesi
Coral reef monitoring stations installed (08/13/07)
The installation of coral reef monitoring stations, accompanied by a survey of reefs, was undertaken in early August, along the coast of Fujairah in the UAE.
Innovative Tagging Technique May Help Researchers Better Protect Fish Stocks (08/13/07)
Researchers will use harmless a chemical tag that becomes a signature within the ear bones of fish. They can then track the dispersal of larvae across reefs and open ocean.
Taking responsibility (08/13/07)
Realising the importance of marine conservation, corporate bodies like Petaling Jaya Hilton are doing their part to rehabilitate the coral reef in Pulau Tioman.
Coral Reefs Vanishing Faster Than Rain Forests (08/08/07)
Coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are dying off much quicker than previously thought, a new study shows. For the last two decades, Indo-Pacific reefs have shrunk by 1 percent each yeara loss equivalent to nearly 600 square miles (1,553...
South Asia Coral Reef Task Force launched (08/08/07)
The South Asia Co-operative Environmental Programme (SACEP) launched the `South Asia Coral Reef Task Force' recently to promote and support the protection and enhancement of South Asia individually, collectively, co-operatively. It is also intended...
Algae Invade Coral, Threaten Reefs in Costa Rica (08/08/07)
Coral reefs in the northern Pacific are in danger of disappearing because of algae that disrupts the food chain of the polyps that compose them, according to a study by researchers at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).
Aquarium industry does more good than harm (08/08/07)
I want to respond to the article, Create your own colorful water world, . This article seemed like two entirely different articles written as one. On one side, it mentions a hobbyist who is enjoying her 5-month-old tank, and on the other it...
S'pore unveils first coral nursery to conserve underwater habitat (07/30/07)
Singapore now has a coral nursery. It is located on the shores off Semakau Island on Singapore's southern coast. Its aim is to conserve and grow the country's natural corals.
For Coral, a Cure Worse Than the Disease (07/30/07)
Researchers have found that the chemicals used to clean up marine oil spills may be much more harmful to the coral than the oil itself. The findings suggest that spill-recovery crews should physically try to contain spills that occur near coral...
Bug is killing Britain's rare coral (07/30/07)
The cause of a mystery disease that is killing off a rare coral on the southwest coast of Britain has been identified by marine biologists from the University of Plymouth.
Deadly tide takes toll on coral (07/09/07)
Tour operators on Australia's Great Barrier Reef may be encouraged to help shade coral from the sun when the reef is exposed at extremely low tides, a researcher says.
Water Too Hot? Hope for a Hurricane (07/09/07)
While tough on reefs directly in their path, hurricanes actually help reefs further afield by cooling oceans that have grown too warm
How Fish Punish 'Queue Jumpers' (06/27/07)
Fish use the threat of punishment to keep would-be jumpers in the mating queue firmly in line and the social order stable, a new study led by Australian marine scientists has found.
Decision to Protect Red Coral Reversed (06/27/07)
Scientists, conservationists and many government officials expressed outrage when a proposal to protect precious red corals from international trade was reversed today. Delegates voted by secret ballot to overturn their initial decision to list...
Herpes No. 1 Virus Impacting, Killing Corals (06/27/07)
Corals get cold sores too. Only, for corals, a herpes virus infection isn't just annoying. It can be lethal, and it and other diseases are possibly a big factor in the deaths of coral reefs that humans are causing throughout the world's oceans, new...
Diseased corals harbour bacteria (06/27/07)
Stony corals affected by the disease Rapid Tissue Necrosis contain larger numbers of pathogenic bacteria than healthy specimens, a new study has shown. Pocillopora damicornis, a stony coral often kept in aquaria, is sometimes affected by the disease...
3,500 artificial reef domes submerged in Sarangani Bay (06/18/07)
Some 3,509 artificial reef domes have been submerged in the different parts of the vast 214,000-hectare Sarangani Bay two years after private scuba diving aficionados started the project.
Tiny coral planted to bolster defense of EEZ (06/18/07)
It didn't look like much--six tiny colonies of juvenile coral being planted in waters off the Okinotorishima islets, at Japan's southernmost point. But for the researchers and government officials involved, there was a lot at stake--400,000 square...
Color Pattern Spurs Speciation In Tropical Fish (06/18/07)
A team of researchers from McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has provided the first example of how colour patterns on a coral reef fish species can drive its evolution into many distinct species.
CITES backs red, pink and other corals (06/14/07)
Red, pink and other coral species in the genus Corallium will be better protected from over-exploitation after delegates attending a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES ) adopted a US proposal to list the...
CITES Discusses Banggai Listings (06/11/07)
The 14th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of the Parties will be held June 3-15 in The Hague, Netherlands. On the table for discussion is a proposal from the United States for the Banggai...
OFI Takes a Stand Against Fish Smuggling (06/11/07)
Recent months have seen a number of reports regarding illegal exports of freshwater stingrays and the suckermouth catfish known as the zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra). Both are currently on a list of species whose export is banned by Brazil. Most...
Call for wildlife reserve to cover 30 percent of oceans (06/11/07)
Scientists have called for almost a third of the world's oceans to be turned into protected areas for marine wildlife - to maintain food supplies and stop damage to underwater habitats and wildlife.
Military begins dives to save coral from dumped tires off Fort Lauderdale coast (06/11/07)
Military divers headed into the ocean off Fort Lauderdale this week to begin retrieving hundreds of thousands of tires dumped there 30 years ago in a failed attempt to create an artificial reef.
New Report Makes Strong Case for Protecting Hawaii's Coral Reefs (06/11/07)
A compelling new report showcases the incredible biological, cultural and economic value of Hawaii's coral reefs, but warns that in the main Hawaiian Islands these rainforests of the sea are in urgent need of protection.
Bali tourism struggling as reef declines (06/05/07)
As it struggles to recover from the effects of two terrorist bombings, Bali's tourism industry is facing a new threat - global warming.
Study shows impact of farming on Barrier Reef (06/05/07)
Farming in coastal areas near the Great Barrier Reef has killed off inshore reefs and boosted algal growth, a new study shows. The Queensland coastline was one of the most intensely farmed regions bordering a coral reef, said oceanographer Dr Guy...
Corals Reveal Impact of Land Use (05/30/07)
Using the corals on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as a history book, researchers have linked land use along the coast to decades of declining water quality and poor coral health. Their work is pioneering the development of new tools for better...
Saving Nemo: One Peace Corps volunteer's experience in the Philippines (05/30/07)
The afternoon sun filtered through the surface of the calm sea, intensifying the kaleidoscopic colors of the coral reef like an October sunset on a hillside covered in changing leaves. I was 30 feet underwater, exploring a section of reef along a...
Lionfish are out of tanks, into oceans (05/30/07)
A lionfish is supposed to be an aquarium fish. But like many other species U.S. citizens have imported as pets, the lionfish has escaped and is now living offshore of North Carolina.
Protected Coral Reef Found to Recover (05/30/07)
Damaged coral reefs can recover, in areas protected from fishing. That's according to a study based on extensive underwater surveys of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in the central Bahamas. Earth & Sky spoke to a study author, Dan Brumbaugh of the...
The coral reef deserves our attention (05/30/07)
Reef Check, an international organization dedicated to coral reef conservation, issued an online petition called Reef Check Declaration of Reef Rights, which received strong support. In just three days, Taiwanese reef lovers joined the cause,...
Life in the last frontier (05/23/07)
Scientists have discovered a beautiful and bizarre world of new species in the ocean - but already they are at risk, writes Deborah Smith.
Warm water wonderland (05/23/07)
The Kuroshiro Current has created a magnificent coral reef--and the northernmost colony of table coral on Earth--off the coast of Sabiura, close to the southernmost point of Honshu.
New species of sea anemone is discovered (05/23/07)
U.S. scientists have identified a new species of sea anemones found living inside a dead whale in the Pacific Ocean.
Nemo's Secret: Clownfish Use "Snappy" Trick to Make Weird Sounds (05/21/07)
Movie magic gave a human voice to the hero of Finding Nemo. Now scientists have figured out how real-life clownfish make "chirp" and "pop" noises to woo mates and ward off enemies.
Weird New Animals From Antarctica's Deep Seas (05/21/07)
Hundreds of new species of deep-sea animals, such as the baby isopod Ceratoserolis above, have been discovered during expeditions in the waters off Antarctica.
Ocean Parks Help Corals Rebound (05/17/07)
Parrot fish help baby coral by clearing algae; the adult coral return the favor by creating nooks and crannies for parrot fish to hide in
Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event (05/17/07)
Coral reef bleaching, believed to be one of the detrimental effects of climate change, may receive a welcomed "buffer" through effective local management, according to new research by a team of scientists recording the long-term recovery of coral...
Sustainable Economic Development for Island Nations (05/17/07)
Around the world, small island nations whose existence is threatened by climate change and other environmental dangers are pioneering innovative technologies to both help the environment and foster economic growth. At the United Nations Commission...
Hawaii Biologists Fight Invasive Seaweed (05/17/07)
Biologists fighting invasive seaweeds taking over Hawaiian reefs are using native sea urchins and fish to help control the aggressive plants. "If people can raise herbivore (plant-eating) stocks quite substantially, I believe it will have a big...
Wind, sun and tides power Biorock, rehab for recovering coral reefs (05/10/07)
Gerardo Jose la O' left his hometown of Bacolod City in the Philippines almost 10 years ago to attend Berkeley and then graduate school at MIT. Visits home consisted of eating fresh seafood and sweet pastries called boat tarts and lounging on the...
Bush bill bolsters Isle reef defenses (05/10/07)
The Bush administration's proposed 2007 reauthorization of the 2000 Coral Reef Conservation Act significantly strengthens protections for the nation's coral reefs and will provide security to a series of Hawai'i-based reef programs, Hawai'i...
Coral Reef Fish Make Their Way Home (05/07/07)
Coral reef fish hatchlings dispersed by ocean currents are able to make their way back to their home reefs again to spawn, says a groundbreaking study published today in the journal Science.
Famous Caymans coral reefs dying, scientists say (05/07/07)
To coral reef-driven tourism industries like those of the Cayman Islands, there could be a greater cost in ignoring climate change than fighting it.
New Species of Coral Found Off the Coast of Oman (05/01/07)
Two new species of coral have been discovered off the Omani coast, as well as other existing coral species that had previously not been known to live in the area. There are now estimated to be approximately 130 species of coral off the coast of...
Healthy Coral Reefs Hit Hard by Warmer Temperatures (05/01/07)
Coral disease outbreaks have struck the healthiest sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where for the first time researchers have conclusively linked disease severity and ocean temperature. Close living quarters among coral may make it easy...
Coral genome throws up surprises (05/01/07)
Corals may have more genes than humans, say researchers sequencing the coral genome. The species adds to the list of seemingly simple organisms that have a surprisingly large number of genes.
Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn? (05/01/07)
Clouds were moving across the sun and a 20-knot northeast wind was stirring a 3-foot chop as Meaghan Johnson headed her open boat into the Florida Straits.
Ocean Care collects Reef Check (04/26/07)
The Ocean Care foundation has picked up its Reef Check coral reef monitoring protocol. The protocol, which is done on an international scale, is used to gauge the health of coral reefs around the world. Groups of volunteer divers, lead by Ocean...
Our Endangered Oceans (04/26/07)
What happens to the oceans could affect us more than the land or the air. So what is going on in the deep?
Island Nations' Fisheries Unsustainable: Study finds (04/23/07)
Nine have collapsed, more in peril as trawlers destroy stocks and habitat
No-Fishing Zones in Tropics Yield Fast Payoffs for Reefs (04/18/07)
Sitting on a bench in a thatched hut in this village on Palau's main island of Babeldaob, Islias Yano, 57, looked over the bay he has fished professionally since he was 15 and recalled the fishing practices of his boyhood.
Scientists hope coral grown on 'farms' will restore reefs (04/18/07)
On a night of fierce winds and savage waves, the freighter Miss Beholden started taking on water. The 142-foot ship was 5 miles off Key West, carrying 20 tons cargo of candy and cigarettes and straining against what later would be called the...
Corals Gone Wild: Coral Sex in Panama (04/18/07)
Everyone here is hoping the corals will have sex tonight. And not just a few furtive couplings, but a raucous orgy that will send a pink slick of coral sperm and eggs up from the bottom of the reef and onto the surface, spreading out for kilometres...
Massive coral death attributed to earthquake (04/11/07)
Scientists have reported what is thought to be one of the worlds greatest mass death of corals ever recorded as a result of the earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia on 28 March 2005. The recent survey by scientists
Crown of Thorns Starfish Hit Philippine Reefs (04/11/07)
A serious infestation of Crown of Thorns Starfish (Ancanthaster planci) can decimate entire sections of coral reef in weeks. A single COT can totally consume six (6) meters of healthy reef yearly.
Millions Face Floods From Climate Change (04/11/07)
Warming temperatures will cause more drought and higher seas in Australia and New Zealand by 2030 and threaten ecologically rich sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, according to excerpts from a scientific report released Tuesday.The South Pacific...
Millions could suffer from coral reef collapse (04/04/07)
Island communities that depend on coral reef fisheries could face a hungry future, according to new research.
'The screaming started when the wave hit' (04/04/07)
IT WAS early morning when the earth shook violently and the sea ran away. The people of Gizo, the second biggest town in the Solomons, knew what was coming and had only seconds to flee for high ground. It was not enough.
Sri Lanka's corals find new life amidst the tropical heat and tourists (04/04/07)
Hot water currents in a bathtub are a smooth tension reliever, but not so for the delicate living organisms on the coral reefs lining Sri Lanka's beaches. Coral reefs are bio diversity hotspots and their destruction by changing weather has also...
River Plumes Threaten Great Barrier Reef - NASA MODIS Image of the Day: April 1, 2007 (04/04/07)
In late February 2007, NASA satellite images revealed that even the outer portions of the Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be bathed in land-based pollution carried far offshore by plumes of river water.
China hunger for reef fish emptying Asian seas (03/27/07)
Turquoise fish with red dots stare at hungry tourists from a tank at a restaurant in Hong Kong, the capital of the world's live reef fish industry, a lucrative trade devastating reefs across the Pacific Ocean.
Salt water aquarists can help save the reefs (03/27/07)
Anybody, anywhere around the world can help save the reefs the more people that are knowledgeable about salt water life can lead to a better future for natures coral reefs.
Twenty Grouper Species Being Eaten to Extinction (03/27/07)
Twenty of the world's 162 species of grouper are headed towards extinction unless better management or conservation measures are introduced quickly, according to the first in depth assessment of these important commercial fish.
Australian Barrier Reef faces chemical threat (03/27/07)
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already threatened by climate change, faces a new danger from farm chemical run-off which may accelerate its destruction, environmentalists said on Thursday.
Cohesive fish policy is needed (03/20/07)
State officials hope to increase public fishing opportunities off 'Ewa by building an artificial reef of at least 50 acres near Kalaeloa, while marine researchers are suggesting that the most important way to improve the number of marine species is...
New Species of Snapper Discovered in Brazil (03/15/07)
A popular game fish mistaken by scientists for a dog snapper is actually a new species discovered among the reefs of the Abrolhos region of the South Atlantic Ocean.
Dynamite fishing tracked with listening devices (03/15/07)
Fishermen around Hong Kong are using dynamite to get their catch, aggravating a marine crisis caused by overfishing, pollution and dredging, the World Wildlife Fund said on Wednesday.
Tracking down coral's serial killers (03/15/07)
Australian scientists are throwing new light on the killers responsible for the mass death of corals under global warming. And one of their interesting findings is that fat' corals cope with stress and survive the onslaught a lot better than those...
Cultured coral could help repair damaged reefs, UF scientists say (03/15/07)
Coral might be the slowest-growing crop ever farmed by the University of Florida, but researchers say damaged reefs could be repaired faster if they perfect methods to cultivate the marine organisms.
Some corals are able to fight the heat (03/05/07)
While humans can survive large temperature fluctuations, such species as corals are only comfortable within a 12-degree temperature range. And rising global temperatures appear to be threatening their survival, according to Drew Harvell, Cornell...
New Sharks, Rays Discovered in Indonesia Fish Markets (03/05/07)
At least 20 previously unknown species of sharks and rays have been found during a survey of local fish markets in Indonesia, scientists say. The five year study focused on catches from tropical seas around the Southeast Asian country, which...
Coral Bleaching: Probiotic Hypothesis to the Rescue! (02/27/07)
The authors of an intriguing paper recently published in Environmental Microbiology (Reshef et al., 2006) develop a case for what they call the Coral Probiotic Hypothesis. This concept, in their words, "posits that a dynamic relationship exists...
Deep trouble, sea to dying sea (02/27/07)
THERE is a growing scientific consensus across the world that the oceans are in deep trouble and that humanity is responsible. The symptoms include collapses in fish populations, deaths of coral reefs, the contamination of sea life with toxic...
Tourism industry calls for reef pest intervention (02/27/07)
The tourism industry wants an emergency fund set up to deal with future outbreaks of the crown of thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Park Tourism Operators say they expect more problems with the starfish, despite a recent report...
Pinoy students make corals grow (02/27/07)
A team of young Filipinos is using a method that earned them top honors at a competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to hasten coral growth by five times and ensure survival by more than 20 times in a marine reserve in Sagay...
River pollution threatens Great Barrier Reef (02/27/07)
Pesticide-rich plumes of sediment spewed out of Australian river mouths have been shown to reach the Great Barrier Reef, threatening to damage the coral and other sealife which make up the natural wonder.
Shark-Smuggling Bust Nets $1 Million for Habitat Protection (02/23/07)
Leopard sharks in the San Francisco Bay Area will benefit from fines totaling nearly a million U.S. dollarsmoney resulting from the bust of a massive shark-smuggling ring that had been operating out of a local church.
Tires Meant to Foster Sea Life Choke It Instead (02/20/07)
A mile offshore from this city's high-rise condominiums and spring-break bars lie as many as two million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor, a monument to good intentions gone awry.
Call to halt deep sea 'plunder' (02/20/07)
Fuel subsidies that allow fishing fleets to "plunder" the deep seas should be scrapped, claim a group of leading international scientists.
Asian craving chews up reef habitats (02/20/07)
Methods used to catch status-symbol coral-dwelling fish have damaged ecosystems, ravaged populations
'The ocean has no place to go but upwards' (02/20/07)
Scientists agree emissions from vehicles, power plants, and industry are changing the climate and making the globe warmer.
Plant-grazing fish boost resilience of coral reefs facing stress (02/12/07)
By using cages to experimentally control the access of fish to coral reefs, researchers have assessed the role of fish "grazing" in the ability of reefs to successfully recover from potentially devastating coral-bleaching events related to rises in...
Amazing marine biodiversity (02/07/07)
Once more the amazing biodiversity of the Philippines became the talk of the world yesterday. Newspapers everywhere told the story of the French-led Panglao (Bohol) Marine Biodiversity Project's discovery of thousands of new species of crustaceans...
Great Barrier Reef 'will be bleached-out wasteland in 25 years' (01/31/07)
Global warming could turn Australia's Great Barrier Reef into a wasteland of bleached coral in 25 years, says a scientific report leaked yesterday.
Debate needs temperature mitigation (01/31/07)
Dr. Len Walker calls for cool heads on global warming and a full discussion of the facts. However, he presents a distorted view of climate change science in order to downplay the long-term climatic risks, while dwelling on the short-term economic...
Global Climate Panel's First Report Looks Dire, but Wait for Part 2 (01/31/07)
Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be functionally extinct in less than 20 years if global warming goes unchecked, according to a leaked version of a global panel's assessment not due out until April.
Fish's homing instinct offers clue to coral reef diversity (01/22/07)
Scientists have discovered that a fish species on the Australian Great Barrier Reef can sniff its way back to the patch of reef where it hatched
Scientists say Norse reef needs monitoring (01/22/07)
Coral reefs, usually associated with tropical waters, call the cold seas off Norway's northern coast home and deserve protection, marine scientists said.
Coral Responses to Global Warming (01/22/07)
A new study finds that a certain species of Acropora can shift the concentrations of the different symbiotic cells within the tissue. By doing so they can adapt to an increased range in temperatures.
Caribbean Coral Reef Being Damaged (01/08/07)
Fertilizer and sediment runoff from sugarcane, banana and pineapple plantations are threatening tourism by damaging a coral reef stretching along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a report released on...
Canada investor plans to grow coral reef in Sri Lanka as an export business (01/08/07)
A Canada based company, Sea Culture Ltd plans to breed Coral Reef in Sri Lanka.
Coral reefs can be saved from global warming (01/08/07)
The outlook for coral reefs, often termed the rainforests of the sea, is dire. Overfishing, pollution, damage from anchors, mining for construction materials, and over collection for the pet trade are all over shadowed by climate change...
Worst coral reef die-off in 11,000 years (01/08/07)
Two new studies by scientists at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University suggest that coral reefs may be in worse shape than previously thought.
Batfish Eats Seaweed (01/08/07)
Scientists at the ARC CoECRS who were studying how coral reefs are lost to weed were astonished when, after removing a cage from a particularly weedy bit of reef, the rare batfishes emerged out of the blue and cleaned up most of the weed.
Global warming causing Great Barrier Reef fish to starve (01/08/07)
Australian researchers have tracked the decline in coral-feeding fish on the Great Barrier Reef due to coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures.
Coral Stress 'Like Never in History' (12/15/06)
Large-scale coral die-offs are now occurring more frequently than at any time in the last 11 000 years, according to a new study by Australian-based scientists.
Sharks Fighting for Life (12/05/06)
SYDNEY: Reef shark populations on the Great Barrier Reef are in the midst of a catastrophic collapse, according to a new Australian study.
Ocean Sampling Yields Environmental Sources of Cor (12/05/06)
By sampling different ocean locations for the presence of an elusive but critical group of algae, researchers have gained new insight into the dwelling places of the symbiotic organisms that reef corals need for survival.
Moray Eels and Groupers Hunt Together (12/05/06)
A team of researchers lead by Redouan Bshary, a biologist at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, found that moray eels and groupers practice cooperative hunting in Red Sea coral reefs and behavior not before described outside primates and...
Coral bleaching will hit the world's poor (11/21/06)
Climate change puts at risk the livelihoods of at least 100 million people, mostly in developing countries, who depend on coral reef goods and services.
California to impose sweeping limits on ocean fish (11/21/06)
Flying over California's rugged Central Coast, Mike Sutton points to kelp forests and rocky reefs just below the water's surface that will soon be off-limits to fishing under one of the nation's most ambitious plans to protect marine life.
Most corals unable to adapt to warming oceans (11/21/06)
Three-quarters of the world's coral reefs may lack the ability to cope with climate change, despite previous optimistic predictions, according to a new review of coral research.
New species discovered in NW Hawaiian Islands (10/30/06)
Over 100 new species records possible from French Frigate Shoals. A three-week scientific expedition to French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument returned to Honolulu on Sunday with the discovery of many...
Tiny 'Housekeeper' Crabs Help Prevent Coral (10/24/06)
The story of the relationship between the crab and the coral is described in the November 2006 issue of the journal Coral Reefs and is now available online. The coral provides a home and protection for the crabs.
Coral Trove Found Off Madagascar (10/18/06)
An older article about the discovery of a wide array of new coral species and fish off of the coast of Madagascar.
Madagascar Reefs May Hold Keys to Rebirth, Despite (10/18/06)
Though blighted, coral reefs discovered off Madagascar may provide the seeds of recovery for marine life devastated by rising sea temperatures, researchers say.
Reef rescue (10/09/06)
International team of biologists works to grow endangered coral in aquariums
Epicenter of ocean diversity found (09/25/06)
Scientists said on Monday they found two types of shark, exotic "flasher" fish and corals among 52 new species in seas off Indonesia, confirming the western Pacific as the richest marine habitat on earth.
Deep-sea decor (08/29/06)
Aquariums add a lively design element and provide irresistible, ever-changing entertainment.
Scientists Issue Second Coral Warning (08/29/06)
Scientists issued a warning Tuesday that temperatures in the Caribbean Sea were abnormally high and approaching levels that could be disastrous for coral reefs.
Live fish trade threatens coral reefs (08/22/06)
Endangered species could vanish and coral reefs 'crumble to pieces' because tropical fish are being stunned with cyanide and served up in Hong Kong restaurants, it was claimed today.
Coral reefs benefit more from indigenous caretaker (08/22/06)
A study has found traditional owners are taking better care of coral reefs than national parks and reserves.
Global warming threatens life of corals (08/22/06)
The marine eco system especially the corals in India are being threatened due to global warming, causing concern to the government as well as to environmentalists, according to a senior forest official who has been conducting an extensive study of...
Philippines appeals for help with oil spill (08/21/06)
Slick devastates coastline and threatens health, British experts arrive to advise on the clean-up.
RP's coral reefs get big promo in US (08/21/06)
Philippine coral reefs are getting a big promotion in the United States (US) through the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Coral reefs are hurting, study finds (08/18/06)
Study finds pollution taking a toll on natural wonders that draw tourists and protect against storm surges
North Queensland scientist helps protect Indonesia (08/18/06)
How do you look after environments that local communities depend on for their next meal and income? This is the issue facing the Indonesian government which is trying to reduce the pressure of subsistence and commercial fishing on the country's...
Coral disease outbreak preventable (08/18/06)
A marine scientist says water quality management plans and reef closures will help protect the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland's coast from coral disease outbreaks seen in other parts of the world.
Global warming may cause permanent damage to coral (08/17/06)
Global warming has had a more devastating impact on coral reefs than previously believed says a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Environmental group to file lawsuit (08/17/06)
An environmental group Monday announced plans to go to court to prevent the state from renewing a permit for a Delray Beach sewage outfall pipe it says is killing a coral reef.
'Test-tube coral babies' may mend reef (08/17/06)
Marine scientists hope 'test-tube coral babies' will take root to help restore a tract of reef ravaged by a 1984 ship grounding in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Conservation International (CI) defines them as large multiple-use marine areas, defined scientifically and strategically, in which government authorities, private organizations and other...