Tag: "reef" at biology news
Destroying coral reefs
...to the ocean. That reduces pH, and in turn reduces reef
calcification." If current trends continue, corals may become too fragile to support reef
structures as we know them, says Kleypas. There is no evidence to suggest corals are acclimatising t...
Chemical may deter starfish from devouring endangered coral reefs
... an organization established to assess and improve reef
conditions. Unless better management is established, 40 percent of the world's reefs will be lost by 2010, the network predicts. Starfish are expected to be a significant factor in this decline. Researchers at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan...
ST@T SHEET: A monthly update on science/technology @ Temple University
...ven-day field trip to the largest, unspoiled coral reef
complex in the Western Hemisphere: the Great Barri...teams to develop a 10-page paper on some aspect of reef
ecology. http://www.temple.edu/news_media/pm271.html Research @ Temple: RESEARCHERS FIND EARLI...
Sea grant study indicates potentially harmful human viruses in coastal waters
... raw sewage in septic tanks was leaking into coral reef
ecosystems in the Florida Keys. For the study in California, Jiang began tracking the adenovirus, which is a direct indicator of human viral contamination. The virus is also the only in its class that contains fragments of DNA instead of RNA, a chara...
Study says bleaching could be a hidden strength for corals
...n, and will continue to cause high mortality among reef
ecosystems in the foreseeable future. "These findings do provide a glimmer of hope for the ability of coral reefs to survive the severe warming and environmental change projected over the next half century." Baker said. "However, Coral reefs are sti...
July media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...xtinction. They suggest what might be expected in reef
environments, as sea level and temperature fluctuate on short timescales, such as may be occurring as a result of human activity. Archeological implications of the geology and chronology of the Soa basin, Flores, Indonesia. Paul B. OSullivan, Syracus...
Climate change and coral reefs
...temperatures led to widespread coral bleaching and reef
degradation worldwide, compounded by the fact that many reefs could not regenerate due to algal blooms created by high nutrient levels. Coral bleaching is predicted to rise as a result of continued global warming, while calcification rates will fall...
August media highlights GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...at long-term paleoclimatic change has affected the reef
ecosystem, but not in the expected way. In the past 540 m.y., the tropical reef
zone widened and contracted, apparently independent from paleoclimate. Long-term paleoclimatic chang...
Across the countryside: How ecology predicts the movement of parasites and disease
...ications of these findings on the entire Caribbean reef
system. Some types of bacteria also maintain the ability to travel and spread through water. Cholera, for example, frequently inhabits water. The bacteria is known to cause diarrhea, vomiting, leg cramps, and even death in people if left untreated. ...
Chemical pollution and human sewage could be killing corals
... Bruce Fouke. Like a tropical rainforest, a coral reef
system is a cradle of biodiversity. If we destroy the reefs, we destroy the oceans ability to reproduce. To better understand the disease, Fouke and his colleagues, UI microbiologist Abigail Salyers and postdoctoral researchers George Bonheyo and Jo...
After hooking toxin behind seafood poisoning, Science researchers may tackle prevention
...ns, where fish are most commonly infected. Because reef
fish are increasingly exported to other areas, and ciguateric fish look, taste, and smell normal, ciguatera may become a world-wide health problem, says Science researcher Masahiro Hirama and colleagues at Tohoku University and CREST, Japan Science...
Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme
...o-oceanography, particularly in the examination of reef
limestone. He has developed a method of analysis for the examination of quarternary reefs, so-called high-resolution sclerochronology, which for the first time allows accurate conclusions to be drawn regarding fluctuations in sea levels and climatic ...
January media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
... Microscopically thin calcareous linings in fossil reef
and other sediment cavities are identified as bacterial biofilms. These films were originally dense populations of bacterial cells surrounded by a protective and adhesive organic matrix. In these fossil examples, the original cells are not preserved,...
A major scientific survey finds more species than in the entire Mediterranean at Lifou, Loyalty Islands
... results from LIFOU 2000 provide thought for coral reef
conservation strategies. The extreme heterogeneity...t Asia, at the heart of the " Golden Triangle " of reef
biodiversity, the " Holy Grail " of all marine zoologists....
The oceans top 10 coral reef hotspots identified for first time
...es Washington, D.C. -- The worlds top 10 coral reef
hotspots, rich in marine species found only in sma...tudy in order to identify priority areas for coral reef
conservation. We know that unless we take action right away, marine species will start going extinct...
Still waters? 'Clear-cutting' robs the deep-sea of ancient treasures
...e these efforts with protection of less threatened reef
`wilderness' areas, and make vigorous efforts to mitigate climate change." Species in the sea are usually assumed to be widespread, as ocean currents can move organisms thousands of miles, Roberts noted. But, his Science study shows that more than ha...
Military technologies and increased fishing effort leave no place for fish to hide
...fish at night when they sleep in shoals in shallow reef
lagoons. Spearguns and nightlights are as lethal t...ainable pursuit of larger and more desirable coral reef
species is also being fueled by the growth of international markets. Greater prosperity and demand f...
Corals are being robbed of light
...he oceans are getting murkier, and that's stunting reef
growth. Sunlight is essential for coral reefs. S...mangroves and seagrass beds from lagoon floors and reef
flats adds to the problem, as they would normally trap sediment before it reaches the coral reefs. I...
Cultured sea fans to be re-seeded in Florida keys national marine sanctuary
...own in captivity, and re-seed them on a portion of reef
in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that...n Biologist Kevin Gaines, who hopes to re-seed the reef
April 10th, said it is a giant step in a project with two main goals; to better learn how to conserv...
Twelve new coral and fish species discovered off Madagascar
... researchers found diverse marine life and vibrant reef
habitats in the underwater environment of this pre...land and the generally conspicuous nature of these reef
dwellers, the discovery of three new species in this family was extremely unusual. At least nine n...
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