Measuring Old Corals & Coral Reefs (Part 2)

Once upon a time, the scientists drilled into the corals and extracted a core from which they created a slither. Then, under x-ray, they counted the annual bands with the…

Exact climate data from the past

Corals precipitate their calcareous skeletons (calcium carbonate) from seawater. Over thousands of years, vast coral reefs form due to the deposition of this calcium carbonate. During precipitation, corals prefer carbonate…

HKU marine biologist and international team unveil impacts of heatwave on reef fishes

The University of Hong Kong The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of…

Scandalously Bad Science – No Data on Coral Growth Rates for 15 Years

Reposed by request from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog January 2, 2020 By jennifer CORALS are animals, closely related to jelly fish, but they differ in having a limestone skeleton. This is…