coral species

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...

Posted in Environment |

Just 10 yrs left to save Oz’s Great Barrier Reef: Expert


April 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): The beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Australia might soon be a wonder that the future generation may never see.An expert has warned that time was running out for ... Read more...

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10 coral species may vanish within 50 years


January 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified 10 coral species that are the most endangered and may vanish within 50 years.Led by experts at London Zoo, the Edge Coral Reefs project has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Real-life marine haven for Nemo and friends


December 5th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Dazzling with bright colours, a real-life version of Disney's hit "Finding Nemo" will be a spectacular new haven for marine life.Home to 1,397 species of fish, 600 species ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oz scientist discovers world’s rarest coral in Pacific


July 30th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): An Australian scientist has found what could be the world's rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean.The coral bears a close physical resemblance to the critically endangered ... Read more...

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Global warming threatens coral growth in Red Sea


July 16th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Carbon dioxide-induced global warming is slowly killing off a major coral species in the Red Sea, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have discovered.As summer sea surface ... Read more...

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Corals at the edge ‘hold secrets of survival’


June 19th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Corals dwelling on the exposed edges of the world's great coral reef zones hold secrets to the survival of coral ecosystems facing intensifying pressure from human activities and ... Read more...

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Corals evolving to fend off effects of climate change


June 19th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Corals living on the fringes may hold a key clue to the survival of their ecosystems that are facing intensifying pressure from human activities and climate change. John Pandolfi ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World’s corals face danger as global warming whips up powerful storms


June 24th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new scientific study has found that as global warming whips up more powerful and frequent hurricanes and storms, the world's coral reefs face increased disruption to their ... Read more...

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Climate change may cause massive coral reef destruction: study


May 13th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manado (Indonesia), May 13 (DPA) Coral reefs would disappear from the Coral Triangle by the end of this century unless effective action is taken on climate change, said a study released Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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World’s most important coral region in danger of being wiped out


May 13th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): A new report has said that the Coral Triangle near Indonesia, which is the world's most important coral region, is in danger of being wiped out by the ... Read more...

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‘Super reefs’ near East Africa can fend off climate change


April 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that some coral reefs off East Africa are unusually resilient to climate change, and can be termed as 'super reefs'.The study, conducted ... Read more...

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Stressed corals can switch from male to female and back again


March 31st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 31 (ANI): A new study has found that stressed mushroom corals can switch from male to female and back again, the first to show that coral can change sex in ... Read more...

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Hawaii’s coral bed is over 4,000 years old, say researchers


March 26th, 2009 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (Xinhua) Hawaii's deep-sea corals are more than 4,000 years old, making them one of the oldest living organisms on earth, say researchers. The study, conducted by the researchers from the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coral reefs on way to recovery after tsunami


January 2nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Coral reefs are on the way to recovery in areas of Indonesia, following the tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean on Dec 26, 2004.The New ... Read more...

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Scientists observe rapid recovery of coral reefs in tsunami-hit areas of Indonesia


December 27th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Four years after the tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean, a team of scientists, from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has reported ... Read more...

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Corals mate with other species to survive


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, corals may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral species to avoid extinction, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Corals can breed themselves out of a one-way trip to extinction


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, corals may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral ... Read more...

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Climate change pushes birds, amphibians, corals to the brink


October 9th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) If you think only human beings are affected by climate change, think again. A study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed ... Read more...

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Marine scientists find bizarre creatures in Australian reefs


September 19th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, September 19 (ANI): A team of marine scientists has found hundreds of new lifeforms, which includes some bizarre creatures, on Lizard and Heron islands on the Great Barrier Reef and ... Read more...

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Half of US coral reefs in ”poor” or ”fair” condition, says NOAA report


July 8th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Almost 50 percent of U.S. coral reef ecosystems are in poor or fair condition, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report.The report has revealed ... Read more...

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Marine animals hold secrets for synthesize engineering materials


May 1st, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Marine snails, sea urchins, and other aquatic animals are serving as research models for scientists at UC Riversides Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, who believe that ... Read more...

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Corals recover - over half a century after nuclear blasts


April 16th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) It took over half a century for life to re-assert itself - but not entirely. Corals have sprouted again on Bikini Atoll, a good 50 years after it ... Read more...

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First ocean-scale study of deep-sea corals may reveal climate secrets


February 20th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swimmers’ sunscreen is lethal for coral


January 30th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): The sunscreen which you apply before going for a swim on the beach might be killing coral reefs worldwide, a new research has shown.According to a study, led ... Read more...

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Global warming could force Western Australias corals to head southwards


January 2nd, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, Jan 2 (ANI): A new research by US and Australian geologists has indicated that global warming might force Western Australias corals to head south to cooler climates.Carried out by John Pandolfi, ... Read more...

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Global warming sounding death knell for coral reefs


December 14th, 2007 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A study has revealed that most coral reefs will not survive the drastic increases in global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 unless governments act immediately to combat current trends.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seasonal seas may help coral reefs survive global warming


November 30th, 2007 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has found that corals might survive rising ocean temperatures in tough love seas with wide-ranging temperatures.Coral reefs are composed of tiny creatures that live ... Read more...

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