Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies

Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.

Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.

coral bleaching
Image of the Day: Beyond the Pale
Image of the Day: Beyond the Pale
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 5, 2018
Both deep and shallow reefs are prone to bleaching, concludes a new study.
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Catherine Offord | May 28, 2018
The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.
Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef
Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef
Ashley Yeager | Apr 18, 2018
Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2018
Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.
Coral Sperm Banker
Coral Sperm Banker
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Mary Hagedorn is racing to save Earth’s coral reefs by developing techniques for freezing the colonial animals’ gametes.
Rampant Coral Bleaching Begins to Subside
Rampant Coral Bleaching Begins to Subside
Aggie Mika | Jun 23, 2017
The most destructive global coral bleaching event on record shows signs of remission in the Indian Ocean. 
Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii
Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii
Kerry Grens | May 30, 2017
Nearly half of the corals in a nature preserve off Oahu bleached in recent years, according to a study.
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.