Tag: "reef" at biology news
DNA testing identifies suspect bacteria in coral reef disease
...k band disease that is destroying the worlds coral reef
ecosystems. One of the most destructive and widesp...ntly collected samples from infected corals on the reef
tracts of Papua New Guinea in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean S...
Underwater show stoppers
...hing for mines and other man-made objects within a reef
Common bacteria kills elkhorn coral off Florida keys, says UGA research team
... three-dimensional structure upon which many other reef
organisms depend. This structure frequently supplies the foundation upon which other species in the reef
live. "It is very sad that the one coral species affected is the magnificent branching elkhorn coral...
It pays to save: Science study shows huge economic benefits from conserving wild nature
...d economic bargain. From tropical forests to ocean reef
systems, roughly one-half of an ecosystem's total ...sh drained for agriculture, and a Philippine coral reef
dynamited for fishing. In each case, the loss of ecosystem services such as storm and flood protect...
From parasitism to mutualism
...ual can exploit the other. For example, when coral reef
fish approach a 'cleaner' wrasse to have their parasites removed, the cleaner can take advantage of the client by biting living tissue as well. Reciprocity cannot explain why most cleaners refrain from biting, because non-predatory client fish are un...
Public calls on U.S. government to protect the world's coral reefs, new poll finds
...ober 3, 2002 The first nationwide survey on coral reef
issues reports that Americans are concerned about ...spheric Administration. It states that every U.S. reef
system is suffering from both human and natural disturbances. U.S. reefs share problems with reefs g...
Biodiversity hotspots, centres of endemicity, and the conservation of coral reefs
...spots on land, peaks in biodiversity of corals and reef
fishes are caused primarily by the overlap in geog...s common on low-diversity reefs near the limits of reef
growth. These new finding have critical implications for conservation of coral reefs. The authors r...
Coralreef fish desperately needs mangrove forests and seagrass fields
... indispensable and stable nursery ground for coral reef
fish around the Caribbean islands of Curaao, Bonai... species move from the nursery ground to the coral reef
whilst still immature. The herbivorous fish mostly depart due to becoming mature. The coral fish are...
Scripps Institution researchers develop new approach for designing marine reserves
... spawning activities of key species, nurseries for reef
fishes, ecological connectivity between habitats, and other important ecological processes. The researchers entered the information into a computer software program equipped with "optimization algorithms" designed to specify a number of reserves ...
Prescott Prize to Diane and Mark Littler
...rous captioned photographs that depict interesting reef
phenomena, including hidden algal habitats, photos...the major photosynthetic producers and builders of reef
systems. Members of the award committee appreciated "the widespread need for a reference of this ty...
Coral smothering 'green tide' seaweed spreading on Florida reefs
...e to control. Thousands upon thousands of acres of reef
have now been destroyed and billions of dollars worth of damage done....
Worm brings death to coral
...rive in infertile areas of ocean, and explains why reef
communities are so rich. But when water temperatur...the stress of the heat. Before too long the entire reef
turns white. It is unclear how well reefs later recover, and the sharp rise in coral bleaching since...
Cholestyramine shows protective effects for marine toxin poisoning
...otoxic disease resulting from consumption of coral reef
fish contaminated with ciguatoxin (a toxin very closely related to the brevetoxin used in this study). Ciguatera, occurs in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide and within the U.S. (South Florida, Hawaii, Caribbean and Pacific territories) and...
Black water turns the tide on Florida coral
...uthwestern Florida and contributed to severe coral reef
stress and death in the Florida Keys, according to..., and a near-elimination of sponge colonies at two reef
sites after the dark water passed. By examining satellite images and field survey data, the authors ...
Exploring the sights and sounds of a deepwater coral marine protected area off Florida
...well as sport and recreational fishers hunting for reef
fish and pelagic fish such as tuna. The diversity ...S and the Gulf of Mexico to help sustain declining reef
fisheries, particularly snapper and grouper. Research at the Oculina Banks will provide crucial info...
Even 'non-destructive' fishing can threaten coral reef fish
Catching coral reef
fish for the aquarium trade used to mean using cya...nide or even dynamite, which destroyed much of the reef
ecosystem. Today the trend is to use non-destructive methods such as hand-net fishing, and fish impo...
Bahamas serve as test case for marine protected areas
The Bahamas, with their fabulous reef
ecosystems and associatedtourism economy, are becoming a living laboratory for studying theeffects of protecting some places in the ocean. An international team of scientists, including a UC Davis pioneer inthe field, will spend five years charting t...
Is run-off wrecking the Great Barrier Reef
...that found a link between smoking and lung cancer, reef
scientists have compiled what could be the most co...of-thorn starfish. The historic record of what the reef
should look like is sparse. And to run controlled experiments on the reef
would be too risky. But n...
New marine protected area to safeguard world's largest fish
...Mesoamerica barrier reef, the second largest coral reef
on the planet," said Dr. Sylvia Earle, Executive D...The biodiversity-rich area is home to more than 25 reef
fish species that regularly aggregate to spawn, including the endangered Nassau grouper, the Mutton ...
Helping coral reefs survive climate change
...stress. For instance, in Palau's Rock Islands, the reef
flats that emerge during the low tide were bleached less than the parts of the reef
that are in deeper waters. The factors that confer resilience to bleaching include having diverse p...
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