Tag: "coral" at biology news
Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows
...tical species. While scientists know that tropical coral
reefs and the Amazon rainforest act as source area...ted. And rock walls can be found from the poles to coral
reefs and leave few places for creatures to hide, so estimates would be comparable and highly accura...
One-way processes speed degradation of coral reefs
Efforts to protect coral
reefs should be refocused on terminating self-rein...al ratchets that seem to contribute to the loss of coral
reefs, including a decrease of corals' reproductive success that may occur at lower population densi...
NASA & partners create new worldwide coral reef library
...archive of approximately 1,500 images of worldwide coral
reefs. The archive is a tool international researc...se, as they track reef health. The collection of coral
reef images is the basis for a new Internet-based library for the Millennium Coral Reef Project. It ...
International marine survey of coral death
...formation gaps in the fundamental understanding of coral
reef ecosystems so that management and policy inte...versity professor of ecology and one leader of the coral
reef assessment. Harvell observes that the World Bank and Global Environmental Fund are focusing on ...
Sea change: Skeletons of ancient corals different from today's
...e biologists and paleontologists for years: Why do coral
reefs disappear from the fossil record during the ...o 10-gallon tanks filled with these mixtures went coral
fragments replete with colonies of polyps -- tiny animals, a few millimeters in size, from which lar...
Delays in cutting greenhouse gasses could harm environment
... difference between widespread loss of the world's coral
reefs and more limited damage. Other scenarios cou...g of 1.5 degrees -- enough to severely damage many coral
reefs, which appear to be sensitive to small temperature increases. Higher targets could cause warmi...
Researchers probe marine mysteries off the Alaskan coast
...ntified many new, previously unidentified deep-sea coral
habitats, some possibly associated with the methane seeps. The expedition included an interdisciplinary team of Scripps researchers, including geologists, geochemists, biogeochemists, biologists and paleoceanographers. ...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
...ensus field program will soon expand to seamounts, coral
reefs, and continental margins, as well as the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. To complement ongoing fieldwork, Census researchers are compiling data on marine animal populations from the past 500 or so years (HMAP) and developing models t...
Global warming good news for coral reefs: research
...ng will foster considerably faster future rates of coral
reef growth that will eventually exceed pre-indust...nds in stark contrast to previous predictions that coral
reef growth will suffer large, potentially catastrophic, decreases in the future," says McNeil, who ...
Exploring ocean life and color on the internet
...dicated that this area was associated with a large coral
reef complex on the Red Sea coast. A third tutorial examines the California coast near Monterey Bay, and discusses the influence of clouds on the data. In the past, researchers had to download data files and analyze them on their own computing system...
Violent ocean motion no magic potion for reefs
...or Branch scientists began a new survey of Florida coral
reefs expecting to document the devastating spread...g the harmful spread of macroalgae, or seaweed, on coral
reefs throughout Florida and around the world. Besides smothering and killing coral
itself, such har...
Blasted coral reefs need tender, low-cost care
...not only the fish and invertebrate stocks, but the coral
reefs themselves. In the latest issue of Conserva...he effectiveness of different low-cost methods for coral
reef rehabilitation in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Most transplantation and coral
Heroes of the sea, Pew Fellows' fifteenth class tackle sharks, reefs, mangroves and more
...ar fellowship, McCook will expand his expertise in coral
reef degradation and explore how managers can supp...uctive typhoons, filter out silt runoff that kills coral
reefs, provide nurseries to juvenile fish and shrimp, and renew fisheries catches....
New species of coral discovered off southern California
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- A new species of black coral
has been discovered off southern California, inclu...s. The complete scientific Greek name for the new coral
is Antipathes dendrochristos. The word for black coral
is "Anti" for against, and "pathos," for dise...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
... observe rockfish hideouts, and see live images of coral
cities thousands of meters under the sea's surface...on in which shrimp use a specific type of deep sea coral
as a hiding place when they are carrying eggs. Now they are documenting corals across the Atlantic,...
First ever estimate of cod fishery in 1850s reveals 96% decline on Scotian Shelf
...y described for predatory fish species and complex coral
reef systems around the world. To estimate long ago fish levels, researchers used 1850s New England schooner records of daily catch locations and fleet activity on the fishing grounds. Fishers then, using handlines, had "negligible incentive to fals...
Florida Tech earns $260,000 environmental grant to protect coral reefs
... in Global Environmental Fund/World Bank funds for coral
reef research. Initially, the grant will help to establish coral
reef study sites in Puerto Morelos, Mexico; Zanzibar; and Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef. ...
Marine researchers deliver blueprint for rescuing America's troubled coral reefs
...tates to take immediate action to save its fragile coral
reefs. Their message is contained a strongly worde... frustrated with how slowly things are moving with coral
reef conservation in the United States," said Fiorenza Micheli, an assistant professor of biological...
Satellite images give a better picture of sediment transport
...its high biodiversity and for the fragility of its coral
reefs. What effects do human activities, stemming mainly from urbanization and the mining industry, coupled with sediment input from rivers resulting from natural soil erosion, have on the lagoon ecosystems ? Scientists from the Camlia Unit of IRD's ...
An (ecological) origin of species for tropical reef fish
...ty of Florida and the University of Hawaii, report coral
reef fish from neighboring habitats may differ mor...of miles away. An ecological speciation model for coral
reef organisms may spur the development of a more synthetic treatment of speciation on land and sea....
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