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…

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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…

Bramston Reef Corals – The Other Side of the Mud Flat

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s blog May 6, 2019 By jennifer THE First Finding handed down by Judge Salvador Vasta in the Peter Ridd court case concerned Bramston reef off Bowen and a photograph taken in 1994 that Terry Hughes from James Cook University has been claiming proves Acropora corals that were alive in 1890 are…

More Evidence for Rapid Coral Adaptation

By Jim Steele Good news continues to accumulate regards corals’ ability to rapidly adjust to changing climates. The view of coral resilience has been dominated by the narrative of a few scientists. In the 1990s they advocated devastating consequences for coral reefs due to global warming, arguing coral cannot adapt quickly enough. Since the Little…