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Coral death results from bacteria fed by algae

...ightly links the fields of microbiology with coral reef ecology to help guide reef conservation efforts," said senior author Forest Rohwer, assistant professor of microbiology at San ...

World's coral reef left vulnerable by paper parks

...alysis provides an evaluation of the world's coral reef MPAs based on their regulations on extraction, pre...onducted the first-ever global assessment of coral reef conservation. The team built a database of MPAs for 102 countries, including satellite imagery of r...

Report warns about carbon dioxide threats to marine life

...nisms use to grow their skeletons and create coral reef structures. "This is leading to the most dramati...ss similar to osteoporosis in humans. As a result, reef structures are threatened because corals may be unable to build reefs as fast as erosion wears away ...

Corals switch skeleton material as seawater changes

... plants, algae and bacteria that make up the coral reef ecosystem, which is one of the planet's most diverse, Ries said. But coral reefs also serve a more practical purpose: They absorb wave energy generated by hurricanes and other severe tropical storms. "Ironically, the same factor that is likely caus...

Pollution threatens coral health by preventing lesions from healing, UCF study shows

...sts have long been concerned about declining coral reef health off the southeastern Florida coast, in the ...outheast coast. The loss of coral harms natural reef ecosystems and can hurt Florida's tourism economy if divers decide to go elsewhere. Reefs also help ...

Alternative approaches to marine management prove successful in reef conservation

By performing simultaneous studies of reef conservation and socioeconomic charateristics of a set of reef management systems, researchers have gained new insight into the factors that can contribute to effe...

Global coral reef assessment built on NASA images

...ter processing of these data resulted in the coral reef inventory and maps that revealed detailed informat...t how much still needs to be done to protect coral reef ecosystems," said Frank Muller-Karger, one of the developers of the Millennium Project at the Univer...

Marine protected areas: it takes a village, study says

New York (JULY 27, 2006) -- Coral reef marine protected areas established by local people...d community goals and reversing the degradation of reef ecosystems. Other authors of the study include Michael J. Marnane of the Wildlife Conservation Soci...

All the eggs in one basket

...ble to the animal food chain including commercial reef fishes reducing the protein-rich food available for the Caribbean people," say the researchers. When the hawksbill's numbers were larger they ate more toxic sponges. Now however, the results suggest the turtles are eating more non-toxic sponges. A...

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

...chers are calling for tighter controls on the live reef fish trade, a growing threat to coral reefs, in le...alth of the reefs is being compromised by the live reef fish trade, a serious threat that has prompted scientists to call for tighter regulations on the exp...

'Dead Zone' causing wave of death off Oregon coast

... One of the areas sampled is a rocky reef not far from Yachats, Ore. Ordinarily it's prime rockfish habitat, swarming with black rockfish, ling cod, kelp greenling, and canary rockfish, and the seafloor crawls with large populations of Dungeness crab, sea stars, sea anemones and other marine...

Ecological change, climate variation addressed at international conference, September 20-24

...mlock trees and river and stream ecosystems, coral reef dependence on symbiotic crabs, and the history and future of long-term ecological research are among subjects to be addressed at the 6th Long-Term Ecological Research All-Scientists Meeting, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The c...

Earth's most diverse marine life found off Indonesia's Papua Province

...k that "walks" on its fins and colorful schools of reef fish populating abundant and healthy corals of all shapes and sizes. Threats from over-fishing with dynamite and cyanide, as well as deforestation and mining that degrade coastal waters, require immediate steps to protect the unique marine life th...

Economic crisis, civil war and tsunami no problem if reefs well managed

A tsunami's impact on a coral reef is slight compared to the devastation wreaked by h...arine ecosystems and compare how managed areas of reef fared compared with sites where 'anything goes'. The research was carried out in March 2005, less ...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

...used to help monitor the health of Florida's coral reef as part of a field research effort completed this ...s.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi/landsat.pl to determine which reef areas were most appropriate for sampling. Funded by NASA and created at the University of South Flor...

Coral reef conservation by means of the global network of Marine Protected Areas

..., representing 18.7 % of the total surface area of reef habitats. The database takes into account many dif...oral diversity. It is now established that coral reef resilience (1) depends on functional organization, for example the presence of herbivorous fish and ...

First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands

...ists will embark on an expedition to explore coral reef biodiversity in the largest fully protected marine...line information and foster understanding of coral reef ecosystems globally. The cruise will take place on the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette and depart from ...

Rising ocean temperatures, pollution have oysters in hot water

...ition to filtering water, oysters create a kind of reef that other marine life depends upon. "Studies have shown that there are more than 300 species reliant on oyster reefs, including at least 12 species important for their commercial or recreational value, such as blue crabs, sheepshead, croaker and s...

BG Group and Conservation International launch Conservation through Photography Alliance

...o have never travelled to a tropical forest, coral reef or wetland. Images are a powerful tool for building pride among local communities of their natural heritage, motivating the general public to change their consumption habits and influence international leaders to take action to support conservation ...

Contending for coral

...n biological sciences for his exploration of coral reef ecosystems and their management. Only last month Cooper, from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, won a fellowship from the International Society for Reef Studies and The Ocean Conservancy, with his proposal ...

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(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Network-Level Science, , Imagine if we had ... ecosystems was responding to global changes in real time. ... coupled multiple decades of information about ecological responses to ... dozens of different ecosystem types. , In fact, ... (LTER) Network, which will soon celebrate its 35th anniversary. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated ... a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or ... form new bone that looks and behaves just like ... could offer a dramatic improvement over the current standard ... another part of the patient,s body a painful ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... today,s crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and ... Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian ... period of more than 140 million years. , ... Universit de Lyon, France and formerly from the University ... Nature Communications ., Today, crocodiles are ,cold-blooded, animals that ...
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