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Highly contagious marine epidemic rips through Caribbean’s coral reefs

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Krista Sherman understands ocean conservation work takes a good deal of patience. But the Bahamian-born marine scientist had never encountered a foe like stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), and after efforts to m...

Death fears for ancient Western Australian coral formation

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On Western Australia’s stunning Ningaloo coast, a coral bommie that began life 1,000 years ago sits ghostly white in the green waters of Bill’s Bay. Experts aren’t 100% sure but they strongly suspect the death of the ...

Coral bleaching under way at Ningaloo reef as Western Australia battles heat

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Conservationists say they have have recorded evidence of coral bleaching under way at Ningaloo off Western Australia’s north-west coast. It comes just as the Great Barrier Reef on the other side of the country undergo...

UN mission must see coral bleaching to get ‘whole picture’ of Great Barrier Reef, dicono gli esperti

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A UN mission under way in Queensland to see if the Great Barrier Reef should be put on an “in danger” list will not get “the whole picture” unless it visits reefs currently experiencing coral bleaching, conservationis...

Coral bleaching spotted during Great Barrier Reef aerial survey – video

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Coral bleaching has been seen again across large areas of the Great Barrier Reef. Aerial surveys covering half of the 2,300km reef have spotted bleaching among the corals raising concerns of a potential sixth mass ble...

Dead coral found at Great Barrier Reef as widespread bleaching event unfolds

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Dead corals are being recorded in aerial surveys across the Great Barrier Reef in what the marine park’s chief scientist says is a widespread and serious bleaching event on the world heritage icon. Aerial surveys have...

Great Barrier Reef hit by sixth mass bleaching event, leading coral scientist says

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One of the world’s leading coral scientists claims a sixth mass bleaching event is unfolding across the Great Barrier Reef, with official monitoring flights now under way all along the Queensland coastline. The Great ...

Unesco to visit Great Barrier Reef as coral bleaching risk rises

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A United Nations monitoring trip to the Great Barrier Reef will land in Queensland later this month just as forecasts suggest the risk of widespread coral bleaching will be at its highest. Unesco has confirmed two sci...

Reef ball burials: the new trend for becoming ‘coral’ when you die

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Janet Hock is a former dentistry professor who lives in Indianapolis. She is also an avid scuba diver, with a long love of the ocean. “We plod around on Earth, but there’s this whole other world that teems with life –...

Coral lipstick tells the world you feel happy

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Many of us are conducting the bulk of our work virtually. But the sartorial etiquette of Zoom meetings is still tricky. Rocking up as you would if you were taking the bins out feels out of step. But then dressing up –...

Coral crusaders: Costa Rica’s young divers learn to protect their seas

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“I put fresh almond leaves in your underwater masks as anti-fogging – a way to avoid using chemicals. You can remove them once in the water, just before diving,” says Salim Vasquez, 14, pushing her dreadlocks away fro...

All coral reefs in western Indian Ocean ‘at high risk of collapse in next 50 years’

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All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse in the next 50 years due to global heating and overfishing, according to a new assessment. From Seychelles to the Delagoa region off the coast o...

‘Confronting’: Great Barrier Reef faces frequent extreme coral bleaching at 2C heating, la ricerca trova

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Parts of the Great Barrier Reef would be hit with extreme levels of coral bleaching five times each decade by the middle of this century if global heating was kept just below 2C, according to ‘“confronting” new resear...

Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

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A Nobel prize-winning economic theory used by investors is showing early signs of helping save threatened coral reefs, gli scienziati dicono. Researchers at Australia’s University of Queensland used modern portfolio theory (...

Great Barrier Reef: how a spectacular coral spawning event is helping to breed heat-tolerant corals

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It’s nearing 10pm, and Dr Kate Quigley is still waiting. Using red lights to minimise disruption to the animals’ behaviour, she is inspecting corals. Quigley, who studies reef restoration at the Australian Institute o...

Global coral cover has fallen by half since 1950s, l'analisi trova

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The world’s coral reef cover has halved since the 1950s, ravaged by global heating, overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction, according to an analysis of thousands of reef surveys. From the 1,430-mile (2,300km) ...

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