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Tag: Coral Reef

Science Magazine: Corals can still grow their ‘bones’ in acid waters

Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help create their rock-hard skeletons.

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef now devastated by coral bleaching

It was reported that 67 percent of the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia suffered coral bleaching during the later half of 2017. Now, researchers have found that the reef this year been exposed to bleaching again. This time, the part in the middle was hit the hardest. While El Niño was …

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MyLapse: Coral colors

In this video we have tried to show movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown. You will discover its stunning beauty, its spectacular colors and the mystery of his movements. To capture these images it …

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Nature Video: Coral close-ups

An underwater microscope is letting scientists bring their lab into the ocean. The new technology is revealing previously unseen behaviours from the tiny polyps that make up vast coral reefs.

American Museum of Natural History: Science Bulletins: Super Corals—For the Future (1 of 3)

Marine biologists in Hawaii investigate so-called “super corals,” which thrive even as ocean temperatures rise. In For the Future, learn how corals create underwater cities bustling with life, and explore a reef where healthy and dying corals live side by side.  

TED: How We’re Growing Baby Corals to Rebuild Reefs | Kristen Marhaver

Kristen Marhaver studies coral, tiny creatures the size of a poppyseed that, over hundreds of slow years, create beautiful, life-sustaining ocean structures hundreds of miles long. As she admits, it’s easy to get sad about the state of coral reefs; they’re in the news lately because of how quickly they’re bleaching, dying and turning to …

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Natural History Museum: Join a dive to see the largest corals on Earth

Follow the Catlin Seaview Survey team in American Samoa as they dive in search of Big Momma, the world’s largest recorded coral. The dive is part of a scientific project to document the health of reefs worldwide.  

London Natural History Museum: Staghorn survivors: the world’s most successful coral?

Museum palaeontologist Dr Ken Johnson looks at how Britain’s fossil record helps us understand the success of the staghorn coral, Acropora, and how the threats facing it today could mean devastation for reefs worldwide.  

Coral Reef Ecosystems: Human Impacts Pristine Reefs and Conservation Strategies

Understanding how humans impact marine ecosystems is crucial to developing successful conservation strategies that protect the health of our ocean. Discover how Scripps marine ecologist Jennifer Smith and her team are conducting research relevant to solving human-induced problems in environments ranging from coral reefs to the waters off our shores.  

MIT: Corals as engineers

Scientists at MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel have found that corals, long believed to be passive organisms relying entirely on ocean currents to deliver nutrients, are actually quite active, engineering their environment producing strong swirls of water that draw nutrients toward the coral, while driving potentially toxic waste products away. …

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Earth from Space: Kimberley

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Coral reefs, lakes and the Great Sandy Desert are featured in this edition.