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Once again, climate change is killing off masses of coral in Australia’s expansive reef system.

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Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers

By | January 6, 2017

Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as Echinometra viridis, could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs. 

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Corals Show Genetic Plasticity

By | November 7, 2016

Inshore corals thrive in a chaotic ecosystem thanks to dynamic gene-expression regulation, which may help the marine invertebrates better adapt to rising sea surface temperatures.

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Expansive Reef Found Behind the Great Barrier Reef

By | September 6, 2016

High-resolution seafloor imaging revealed a much larger network of reef-like structures off the Australian coast than previously thought.

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Amazonian Reef

By | July 1, 2016

See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.

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The Earth's Changing Seas

By | July 1, 2016

Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.

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Changing Oceans Breed Disease

By | July 1, 2016

In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.

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Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs

By | July 1, 2016

As technology takes science deeper into the world’s oceans, researchers are discovering reef systems far from warm, shallow tropical waters.

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image: Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen

Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen

By | June 21, 2016

Researchers assess which parts of the Great Barrier Reef that have lost their vivid color are likely to die and which parts may pull through.

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Identifying Resilient Reefs

By | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

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