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  • 21 March 2011

      Coral reefs are large, long-lived bio-geological structures that include all associated marine plants and animals. Although Coral Reefs are robust and have often withstood the forces of storms, climatic change, sea level change and predators, the living elements are just a very thin veneer of delicate tissue, highly sensitive to the surrounding environment. Healthy coral reefs provide […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program has awarded more than $8.3 million in grants and cooperative agreements, supporting conservation projects and scientific studies in seven U.S. states and territories, as well as international projects in the Caribbean and Micronesia. Grant award recipients are also providing more than $5.2 million in matching support for these critical projects. […]

  • 23 March 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Coral reefs are large, long-lived bio-geological structures that include all associated marine plants and animals. Although Coral Reefs are robust and have often withstood the forces of storms, climatic change, sea level change and predators, the living elements are just a very thin veneer of delicate tissue, highly sensitive to the surrounding environment. Healthy coral […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Living Oceans Foundation has chosen The Bahamas for the opening of its Global Reef Expedition, a five year, world–wide study of the health of the coral reef environments. In making the announcement, Captain Philip Renaud, USN (ret), the Foundation’s Executive Director, noted that up to 80 percent of all life on the earth is […]

  • 20 March 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures, and other factors, a University of Miami scientist and other researchers have developed a new method to monitor the health of these fragile, underwater ecosystems. By accurately measuring the biological pulse of coral reefs, Chris Langdon, associate professor of marine biology and […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A new NOAA outlook shows that many coral reefs across the world will likely be exposed to higher-than-normal sea temperatures for an unprecedented third year in a row, leading to increased bleaching, and with no signs of stopping. According to NOAA it will hit the U.S. hard, especially in Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Research & Development

    NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for major coral bleaching events across the globe in 2015. Their warnings follow severe bleaching in 2014, and come with the release of the most recent outlook from NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch, a weekly product that […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Research & Development

      Overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution are pushing coral reefs into oblivion, an ecologist Roger Bradbury writes in the New York Times Opinion Pages. It is about time to stop turning a blind eye to the fact that the consequences of unbalanced fishing and negligence when it comes to damage-mitigation of pollution frenzy, are about […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Major multi-institutional report led by Scripps professor emeritus Jeremy Jackson details the plight and hope of Caribbean corals. Most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear in 20 years if the grazers are not restored that defend the corals from seaweed, according to a new report released today as the result of a three-year multi-institutional effort of […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a study funded by NOAA and conducted by the agency’s scientists and its academic partners. Results further suggest corals have already adapted […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

      In a delicate operation at sea, healthy staghorn coral were transplanted Friday to a threatened reef off the Broward County coast by researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center and its internal National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI). “This is the northernmost location on the planet for transplanted staghorn corals,” said Abby Renegar, a researcher […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Research from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography, Southampton has provided new insight into the basic immune response and repair mechanisms of corals to disease and changing environmental conditions. Research from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography, Southampton has provided new insight into the basic immune response and repair mechanisms of corals to […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program completed the first set of Our Florida Reefs Community Working Group meetings at the South Florida Water Management District Headquarters in West Palm Beach.  The Our Florida Reefs community planning process for Florida’s coral reefs focuses on the northern third of the Florida reef tract […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      The coral reefs and coral fish along the Makran Coast need protection from potential threats, thenews.com.pk reports. Known as the rainforests of the sea, the coral reefs are threatened by limestone deposited by living organisms. A recent survey that was conducted in five sites revealed that trawling is also one of the major threats. […]

  • 12 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (Corps) signed a $3 million cost-share agreement today to develop a watershed plan to support the West Maui “Ridge to Reef” Initiative. The Initiative is one of the first efforts in the state to implement a comprehensive management […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      Coral reef managers in the Northern Mariana Islands will now receive early warning of dangerous environmental conditions that can weaken and kill high value coral reefs, thanks to a new coral observing station added in Lao Lao Bay, Saipan. The new station is a first-of-its-kind for the Pacific region and joins a network of […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Catlin Seaview Survey last year made one of the great wonders of the world – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Now the visual access to the reef that has been seen on Google Street View will go even further, with the launch of the Catlin Global Reef […]

  • 18 October 2013

    The Persian/Arabian Gulf is the hottest sea on the planet and yet it contains thriving coral reef ecosystems. The majority of coral reef ecosystems are found in thermally stable waters experiencing annual sea surface temperatures (SSTs) differing by less than 6oC from summer to winter. Even coral communities at extreme latitudes such as those in […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    International scientists have developed a computer simulation tool to predict short-term flood hazards on coral-reef-lined coasts and to assess longer-term impacts from climate change. The tool is called Bayesian Estimator of Wave Attack in Reef Environments for predicting flooding (BEWARE) and can be used to understand the flood risks for low lying ocean islands that […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    NOAA, the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), and partners have launched a new buoy in Fagatele Bay within the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. The buoy will measure carbon dioxide and other important seawater characteristics within the bay’s vibrant tropical coral reef ecosystem. “This new monitoring effort in a remote area of the […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Coral reefs are predicted to decline under the pressure of global warming. However, a number of coral species can survive at seawater temperatures even higher than predicted for the tropics during the next century. How they survive, while most species cannot, is being investigated by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) and New […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Research & Development

      High school students from Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi and Jakarta have been recognized for their innovative efforts to promote the importance of conserving coral reefs. Niar, a student at State Senior High School No. 1 in Kendari, the provincial capital, won the sixth annual Young Innovators Contest (KIM), organized by the Indonesian Institute for […]