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Humans increasingly poisoned by reef fish


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Human beings are being poisoned by consumption of many reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with toxins, an Australian study says. The illness called ciguatera leads ... 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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Indo-Pacific corals more resilient than Caribbean twins


July 13th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Corals of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Indo-Pacific region recover faster from stress than their Caribbean counterparts, say marine scientists."The main reason for this ... 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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Fish learn to cope with high CO2 in oceans


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 3 (IANS) Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising carbon dioxide in the world's oceans - thanks to their parents. Researchers at the ... 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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Could corals survive more acidic oceans?


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Corals may yet be able to survive the acidification of the world's oceans, escaping the effects of climatic devastation.Researchers have identified a powerful internal mechanism that ... Read more...

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Fish make sacrifices to play great dads


March 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Cardinal fish can go to great lengths to protect their young. That means starving or even putting up with a jealous spouse - and often, dying ... Read more...

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CO2 threatens fish’s very survival in oceans


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine seas and oceans completely bereft of colourful fish? The possibility may not be all that far-fetched, thanks to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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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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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...

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Warming will forces fishes to migrate for survival


November 6th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 6 (IANS) Climate change will necessitate fish and other marines species to travel large distances for sheer survival.Sea life, particularly in the Indian Ocean, Western and Eastern Pacific ... Read more...

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Fishes become smart enough to evade hunters


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Fishes have got wise to the ways of those who are hunting them with spearguns. Researchers found that fishes exposed to speargun fishing take flight much ... Read more...

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Fish know to avoid the spearguns


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Fish that are regularly hunted with spearguns are wary and keep their distance from fishers, marine scientists have found.The finding indicates that fish are not as dumb as ... Read more...

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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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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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Coral reefs across Indian Ocean dying: Experts


October 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): International marine scientists have said that coral reefs across Indian Ocean are dying; the team has highlighted the urgency of controlling global carbon emissions.The reefs are dying following ... Read more...

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New approach to ease the oceans from overfishing, pollution and human impact


September 15th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Leading international marine scientists have proposed changes in the governance of the world's oceans in a bid to save them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.Based ... Read more...

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Scientists discover how corals fight diseases and bleaching


August 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the immune system of coral reefs.Caroline Palmer, Bette Willis and John Bythell, scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of ... Read more...

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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 could lead small fish to engage in ‘risky’ behaviour


July 7th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): A study has suggested that global warming could have an unexpected effect on small fish, like the clownfish, by making them indulge in risky behaviour.A previous study had ... 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...

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Carbon emissions lead to dangerous changes in oceans


April 2nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) The rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the world's oceans, warn international marine scientists. More than 30 ... Read more...

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Ancient corals provide hope that reefs may survive global warming


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that half a million year old fossil corals are providing fresh hope that coral reefs may be able to withstand the ... Read more...

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World-class protection boosts Australia’s Great Barrier Reef


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has determined that Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is showing an extraordinary range of benefits from the network of protected marine reserves introduced there five ... Read more...

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Seaweeds fast endangering coral reefs


January 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Seaweeds have claimed huge tracts of the coastal shelf of Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and are endangering them, says a new study. Part of a global effort ... Read more...

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Cut global emissions to save coral reefs


November 18th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) The fabulously beautiful coral reefs might be lost forever unless global emissions are immediately slashed by 25 percent, below 2000 levels. This is the grim warning by some of ... Read more...

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Adult fish bully juveniles and push them into predators’ mouths


November 4th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 4 (ANI): A new study has found that small fish sheltering in bleached coral, are being bullied by bigger fish, who push them out into the open water, into the ... Read more...

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Scientists sound alarm bells over impending global catastrophe


September 11th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have sounded the alarm bells over impending global catastrophe as existing governments and institutions are too powerless to head it off. The world faces a compounding series ... Read more...

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Tiny fish warn of grave hidden risks to Great Barrier Reef


August 25th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 25 (IANS) The tiniest fish on the Great Barrier Reef are warning of profound changes taking place in the reef's natural systems, thanks to human activity. A little more than an ... Read more...

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World’s oceans changing in irreversible ways


August 11th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) There is mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and irreversible ways, according to a recent study. For instance, "the climate is currently warming ... Read more...

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Humans are damaging the world’s oceans, say scientists


July 30th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have said that there is mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and damaging ways.The study was carried ... Read more...

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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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