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Climate change: 14% coral reefs lost since 2010, says study

    In the last decade, the world lost about 14 per cent of its coral reefs, according to a new report.Ocean-acidification, warmer sea temperatu…

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The world’s coral reefs have suffered terribly in 30 years, but are resilient: Study

    Coral reefs have suffered terribly in the past three decades. Yet, they are resilient and would be able to withstand challenges posed by a w…

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Slide Show: Larger Sea Life Depends on Healthy Reefs

    AdvertisementThe web of life that depends on the health of coral reefs extends from microscopic algae and polyps to relative giants of the s…

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Coral bleaching influenced by location, other factors: Study

    Heat is not the only factor that determines the bleaching of corals, a study conducted by scientists has found.Rather, many other factors co…

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‘Dead’ coral reefs as important as ‘live’ ones, shows new study

    More life can be supported by dead coral rubble than live coral, according to a recent study. Dead coral reefs supported cryptic animalshidd…

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Coral Reefs Losing Ground Throughout the Pacific

    AdvertisementCoral reefs throughout the world face an array of threats: nutrient pollution, starfish predation and deadly bleaching that fol…

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Ireland has corals, and they survive in extreme conditions at the edge of a submarine canyon

    Porcupine Bank is found 230 miles south west of Ireland. CIreland / NOAAMost people associate the word coral with sunshine, blue skies and A…

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Marine pollution, coastal development: Coral reefs need to be saved

    As many as 10 per cent of coral reefs have degraded; another 30 per cent are likely to disappear within next 20 years across the globe. Acco…

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Darwin's reefs, upon which he almost foundered

    Despite the rain on my window, it's a fine day indeed, with many wonderful celebrations of Darwin's 200th ringing throughout the b…

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BBC Life Is "Coral Reefs"

    Figure 1: Deep sea coral. Click to awesomely embiggen!Another awesome exclusive video from our friends over at BBC Life Is. This month, the …

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Another Reason to Save Coral? Reefs Are Responsible for Ocean Biodiversity

    AdvertisementThe Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth. It might also represent the most prolific cradle for new types…

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Booming populations, rising economies, threatened biodiversity: the tropics will never be the same

    For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth’s equator often include verdant rain…

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NASA to Capture Best-Ever Portrait of Coral

    Coral reef in the Mariana Islands.(Image credit: NOAA/David Burdick)NASA is about to get up close and personal with Earth's corals: The…

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Unexpected hope for millions as bleached cor

    A reef dominated by macroalgae. Credit: Professor Nick Graham, Lancaster UniversityResearchers studying coral reefs damaged by rising sea te…

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