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One-way processes speed degradation of coral reefs

...xample, make it easier for fishers to pursue coral reef fishes. Economic demand for rare and wild-caught...fishing equipment. And as expectations about coral reef productivity decrease, efforts to restore reefs are undermined. Birkeland proposes that organization...

NASA & partners create new worldwide coral reef library

... international researchers will use, 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 was c...

Norman D. Newell to receive Legendary Geoscientist Award

...ments to a seminal study of the west Texas Permian reef complex. Newell began his career in 1929 as an assistant geologist at the Kansas Geological Survey. He then moved to teaching as an assistant professor of geology at the University of Kansas, followed by an associate professorship at the University o...

International marine survey of coral death

...ion gaps in the fundamental understanding of coral reef ecosystems so that management and policy intervent...y professor of ecology and one leader of the coral reef assessment. Harvell observes that the World Bank and Global Environmental Fund are focusing on coral...

Global warming good news for coral reefs: research

...l foster considerably faster future rates of coral reef growth that will eventually exceed pre-industrial ... stark contrast to previous predictions that coral reef growth will suffer large, potentially catastrophic, decreases in the future," says McNeil, who led a...

Exploring ocean life and color on the internet

...d 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 systems, a ...

Violent ocean motion no magic potion for reefs

...acterium similar to algae killing corals and other reef organisms. "This is uncharted territory," says Har...ator Ken Pruitt pushed for several years to fund a reef survey. In May, the state legislature appropriated $500,000 for the project ( http://www.hboi.edu/ne...

Blasted coral reefs need tender, low-cost care

...ectiveness of different low-cost methods for coral reef rehabilitation in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Most transplantation and coral rehabilitation techniques are too costly and are inappropriate for the shifting rubble fields created by blast fishing in high current areas. The researchers found th...

Heroes of the sea, Pew Fellows' fifteenth class tackle sharks, reefs, mangroves and more

...lowship, McCook will expand his expertise in coral reef degradation and explore how managers can support reef resilience in the face of damaging climate change. Dr. Jurgenne Primavera is a mangrove specialist a...

Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean

...of hundreds and hundreds of fish moving across the reef fish that are typically solitary or paired," says...eren't there." Lindholm's group works with popular reef fish grouper, snapper, and parrotfish surgically implanting acoustic transmitters to track fish mo...

First ever estimate of cod fishery in 1850s reveals 96% decline on Scotian Shelf

...ribed 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 falsify r...

Florida Tech earns $260,000 environmental grant to protect coral reefs

...obal 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

...rated with how slowly things are moving with coral reef conservation in the United States," said Fiorenza ... essay, which focused on America's two major coral reef systems in Hawaii and Florida. Florida's coral reef barrier stretches some 200 miles along the Flor...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

... Miami Terrace, a 60-mile long, ancient deep-water reef just east of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. During dives on the Miami Terrace in May of 2004, the team, along with scientists from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, found incredible diversity that varied dramatically along its length. Prior to ...

An (ecological) origin of species for tropical reef fish

...Florida and the University of Hawaii, report coral reef fish from neighboring habitats may differ more fro...es away. An ecological speciation model for coral reef organisms may spur the development of a more synthetic treatment of speciation on land and sea. Cora...

Scientists' pied piper approach may have found Nemo faster

...evious research has shown that the larvae of coral reef fishes develop in open seas, away from reefs where...potentially scattered over many miles, young coral reef fish eventually seek out a permanent home. A few lucky survivors make it back to their natal reef, g...

Research shows overfishing of sharks key factor in coral reef decline

... and contributes to the overall degradation of the reef ecosystem. Overfishing species randomly, the study shows, is not likely to cause these cascading effects. "It appears that ecosystems such as Caribbean coral reefs need sharks to ensure the stability of the entire system," said Sala, deputy director ...

USGS workshop on the impact of carbon dioxide on marine life

...t they are probably just as important to the coral reef ecosystem." "Workshop on the Impacts of Increasing...t of increasing CO2 on skeletal formation of coral reef organisms and other marine life, and propose courses of action to deal with the impacts of rising CO...

Live faster, die younger: The shortest-living vertebrate

...ld studies, the researchers showed that many small reef fish may be under intense pressure from predators....of vertebrate life histories and the potential for reef fish to contribute to this area of research. Coral-reef ecosystems represent exceptional biodiversit...

Cleaner shrimp use rocking dance to advertise their service to clients

..., yet they live in small caves and crevices on the reef and are not immediately visible to client fish. Signals, therefore, are likely to be essential for cleaner shrimp to attract potential clients. In work now reported, Justine Becker and colleagues conducted field observations that revealed that the y...

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