Tag: "reef" at biology news
Traditional fishing destroys corals - new research
...sity of starfish, the amount of algae covering the reef
and the degree of fishing activity. For example, a...the cover of algae increased from one fifth of the reef
to over half. Lower population densities of starfish, a greater volume of healthy corals and a lesse...
Florida frontier expedition
...outh to Ft. Lauderdale exploring areas of rock and reef
bottom that appear promising based on contours identified with sonar maps. From Ft. Lauderdale south through the Keys, the group will continue exploring areas as deep as 3,000 feet using the submersible, but will also use scuba to collect invertebrat...
2004 BP Conservation Programme winners pave the way for protecting wildlife
...rotection of threatened and commercially important reef
fish in the Abrolhos Bank of Brazil, to the conservation of endangered rare corals in the Marshall Islands. Some teams will map their research areas, highlighting key areas for protection and restoration, while others will be working in regions alre...
Four tourist destinations named best worldwide
...ing water recycling and composting. Visitors enjoy reef
diving, local poetry readings, and the majestic backdrop of a nine-acre garden. The Club invests heavily in their employees through education and business training. The winner of the Destination Stewardship Award, presented to a place doing super...
Scientists call for better protection for coral reefs
...oimprove policies and practices impacting on coral reef
conservationaroundthe world. The ISRS was founded...tive management policies for the world'sendangered reef
ecosystems, ISRS scientists are developing a series ofbriefing papers to summarize important researc...
Antimalarial substances found in New Caledonian sponges
...ic synonym of Phloeodictyon) species living on the reef
off the east coast of New Caledonia, by a joint sc...adaptation of bathyal species to the shallow-water reef
environment. The emergence of drug-resistant forms of the malarial agent Plasmodium falciparum has ...
NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research
... site will help scientists better understand coral reef
processes that drive the functions of this ecosystem; the nature of coral reef
animal and plant community structure and diversity; and the factors that determine the abundance and...
New study to investigate demise of coral reef ecosystems
...osystem consequences of bleaching, particularly on reef
fish assemblages over five to 15 year time scales ...at impacts on associated fishes and thus the wider reef
ecosystem. "This study will assess whether or not this holds across two major coral reef
regions of ...
Revealing bizarre deep-sea secrets
...Next they will visit a spectacular deepwater coral reef
at a site known as Viosca Knoll. The third site is a community of chemosynthetic clams and worms that rely on methane-eating bacteria for nutrition. The worms are plentiful around the seeps and attract a number of predators such as fish and deep-sea...
Evidence for sympatric speciation by host shift in the sea
...dies, researchers have found that a new species of reef
fish might have evolved when some individuals of the ancestral population began inhabiting a novel species of coral and that this "host shift" could have happened without geographic isolation of the new population. Philip Munday and colleagues at Jam...
Algal contact as a trigger for coral disease
...ding coral species, the foundation blocks of coral reef
ecosystems. The emergence of these diseases has occurred simultaneously with large increases in the abundance of seaweeds, called macroalgae. Macroalgae frequently interact with corals, usually by overgrowing them from their edges. In the October iss...
Florida Tech earns $50,000 grant to create coral database
...l levels. The ability to forecast the response of reef
corals to environmental conditions, as a function of natural variability and human influence, will be a key element in the practical application of project results. Van Woesik, a noted expert on coral bleaching, has established a Web...
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