coral reefs

Warming casts shadow over survival of coral reefs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) Unless greenhouse gas emissions are curtailed, there is little hope for the survival of coral reefs, supporting a diversity of life forms, warns a new study.Coral ... Read more...

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Marine life faces large-scale extinction risk


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Marine life faces far greater risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, world's leading marine scientists have warned.Researchers from Australia, United ... Read more...

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Radical methods needed to save oceans, say experts


August 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Current global efforts to counter the impact of carbon emissions are not enough, say experts, calling for a broader and more radical approach to marine management ... Read more...

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Climate change forces mirgration of Australian tropical fish


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Australian scientists have unearthed "striking evidence" of mass migration of tropical fish southwards owing to climate change.Compiled by over 80 of Australia's leading marine experts for ... Read more...

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Warming climate damaging reefs, impacting fish


July 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) The impact of a warming climate on reefs is already upon us -- complex changes have begun that could fundamentally change what reefs look like in ... Read more...

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Protect coral reefs, say scientists


July 9th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Top marine scientists have sounded an alarm over the plight of coral reefs worldwide and the livelihood of millions of people dependent on them.In an unprecedented ... Read more...

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Fiji is new hotspot for Indian movies


June 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Fiji islands are emerging as the latest hotspot for Indian films, with three movies, "3G", "Warning" and "Ammali Tumaali", being shot in the ... Read more...

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Snails clear seaweed to keep coral reefs beautiful


June 4th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Tiny snails keep coral reefs and seashores stunningly beautiful by getting rid of the ugly seaweed that might otherwise crowd them, a study says. "What may ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World’s oceans need greater protection: UN chief


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world's oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.He ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Acidic oceans endangering baby corals


April 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.A team from the School of Biological Sciences and Global ... Read more...

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Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists


April 17th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive ... Read more...

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Some corals unfazed by global warming


March 13th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Unfazed by the most severe ecological threats, some coral reefs may yet be adapting to warmer oceans.Coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals


February 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says."We have found that sea cucumbers play a vital ... Read more...

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Mimic octopus impersonates fish species


January 9th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) The mimic octopus is known to impersonate toxic flatfish, lionfish and even sea snakes by creatively configuring its limbs, adopting undulating movements, and displaying bold brown-and-white ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Parrotfish play vital role in preserving coral reefs


December 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Brilliantly-hued parrot fish are playing a vital role in preserving whatever remains of the imperilled coral reefs. The new study, led by David Bellwood and Terry ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel mystery of missing mineral


December 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a cache of dolomite in coral reefs, ending a 100-year quest for the missing mineral. "For over a century, scientists have puzzled ... Read more...

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Tropical fish adapt to rising sea temperatures


December 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Some tropical fish, over several generations, seem to have a greater capacity to cope with rising sea temperatures. The discovery comes as a ray of hope ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazilian police question Chevron’s oil clean-up


November 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) The head of the Brazilian Federal Police's environmental crimes unit has questioned the legality and methods being used by US-based Chevron Corp. to clean ... Read more...

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Fish help coral coral reefs recover


November 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Can fish save coral reefs from dying? It seems so, if one is to go by an instance where the fish did help coral reefs recover ... Read more...

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UAE asks people to vote for seven wonders contest


August 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has asked its people to vote for the country's Bu Tinah island, which has been short-listed as one of the ... Read more...

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300 new species found in Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 1 (IANS) Around 300 new species of flora and fauna have been discovered in the Philippines by an expedition of foreign and national scientists, the Prensa Latina news ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to stop destructive fishing in northern seas


June 12th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka would place barriers at strategic locations in the island's northern seas to stop destructive fishing methods, a minister has said.The region includes some of ... Read more...

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Maldives planning $500m floating golf course


April 29th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
A Dutch company has announced its plan to build a 500 million dollar floating golfcourse in the Maldives.Dutch Docklands, who is handling the project, claim that it will be a ... Read more...

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World’s reef fish systems threatened by human overpopulation


April 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has found that the highly diverse reef fish systems are the most vulnerable to human threats.In a large collaborative analysis, 55 scientists from 49 ... Read more...

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Gujarat coral reefs a virtual gold mine


March 27th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) Every square kilometre of Gujarat's coral reefs in the Gulf of Kutch is helping the state generate or notionally gain Rs.7.95 million ($177,158) annually in various ... Read more...

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‘Stress test’ to identify ‘reefs of hope’ in climate change era


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a new 'stress test' for coral reefs that, in turn, could identify and prioritise areas that are most likely to ... Read more...

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‘Fault-finding’ coral reefs can predict site of future earthquakes


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): In the wake of Japan disaster, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit.Geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weed-eating fish key to reef’s survival


March 11th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 11 (IANS) Preserving a species of weed-eating fish may be the key to saving the world's coral reefs from being engulfed by weed as human and climate impacts ... Read more...

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Weed-eating fish ‘vital to coral reefs’ survival’


March 11th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
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.Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef ... Read more...

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World’s coral reefs ‘at risk due to overfishing, climate change’


February 24th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A major new assessment says that three-quarters of the world's coral reefs are at risk due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and other factors.Researchers say that the biggest ... Read more...

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75 percent of world’s coral reefs under threat: report


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) About 75 percent of the world's coral reefs are threatened by overfishing, coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, a report released Wednesday said. Named "Reefs ... Read more...

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Kenya hardselling leisure, biz travel in India


February 18th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) You can visit Kenya 20 times and still do something different each time, may be even snack on your favourite samosa! The east African nation ... Read more...

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More warm, acidic oceans will require greater reef care


February 15th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has said that the more our oceans become warmer and acidic, the harder we will have to work to save our coral reefs.Dr Ken Anthony ... Read more...

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7 new species of fish discovered


February 5th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Using modern genetic analysis, combined with traditional examination of morphology, scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation have discovered that what were once thought to ... Read more...

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2010 saw massive coral bleaching in Andamans


January 16th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rising sea surface temperatures due to global warming caused extensive coral bleaching in some of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in 2010, which, ... Read more...

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