Why Deny the Beautiful Coral Reefs Fringing Stone Island?

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s blog Why Deny the Beautiful Coral Reefs Fringing Stone Island? November 21, 2019 By jennifer We live in an era when it is politically incorrect to say the Great Barrier Reef is doing fine, except if it’s in a tourist brochure. The issue has nothing to do with the actual state…

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My First Film: Beige Reef (Jennifer Marohasy)

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog November 14, 2019 By jennifer FRENCH military general Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying that, “A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Then there is the expression, ”A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, why have I spent so much of the last two decades writing, rather…

Researchers describe a survival strategy in living corals which was only seen in fossil records

Heatwaves in the Mediterranean University of Barcelona Some corals can recover after massive mortality episodes caused by the water temperature rise. This survival mechanism in the marine environment -known as rejuvenation- had only been described in some fossil corals so far. A new study published in the journal Science Advances reveals the first scientific evidence…

Marvelously Resilient Coral

Guest post by Jim Steele Published October 2, 2019 in California’s Battle Born Media newspapers – the Pacifica Tribune, the Novato Advance, the Sausalito Marin Scope, the Mill Valley Herald, the Twin Cities (Larkspur and Corte Madera) Times, the San Rafael News Pointer and the Ross Valley Herald. What’s Natural? Imagine if today’s magnificent coral…

Some Notes on Coral and the Great Barrier Reef

Guest post by Mike Jonas I recently had a (fairly short) conversation with an acquaintance, who was stunned to discover that I did not think at all highly of the position that Professors Terry Hughes and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg at James Cook University, Queensland, have taken on coral science and the Great Barrier Reef. “Have you…

Extreme mangrove corals found on the Great Barrier Reef

The first documented discovery of ‘extreme corals’ in mangrove lagoons around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is yielding important information about how corals deal with environmental stress University of Technology Sydney The first documented discovery of “extreme corals” in mangrove lagoons around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is yielding important information about how corals deal with environmental…

What’s really killing the Coral Reefs?

From ScienceAlert! There’s Another Thing Killing The Coral Reefs, And We Can Actually Fix This Problem CARLY CASSELLA 17 JUL 2019 Coral reefs are one of the most threatened ecosystems on our planet, and in the past two decades alone, half of the coral in Florida has died off completely. Global warming is known to…

A beach at Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu, on a sunny day. Author Stefan Lins, source Wikimedia

Study: Pacific Islands Will Survive Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Who could have imagined that islands which survived rapid sea level rise at the end of the last ice age have no problem coping with changes in sea level? Media ReleaseFrom: University of Auckland Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms – new studyLow-lying Pacific islands in atoll…