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 reefs
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
With the help of gold nanorods and a cryoprotectant, coral larvae are brought back to life after cryopreservation.
Image of the Day: “Ringing” Coral Reefs
Image of the Day: “Ringing” Coral Reefs
Ashley Yeager | Oct 5, 2018
Algae on the reefs make a sound when they produce gas bubbles.
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.
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2018
A study shows that by killing off seabirds on islands, rodents slash the flow of nutrients into the ocean.
Image of the Day: Coral Reef
Image of the Day: Coral Reef
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018
Ocean acidification can alter coral reef communities by decreasing calcification, encouraging the growth of green algae, and increasing metabolic rates. 
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.
Image of the Day: Coral Firebreak
Image of the Day: Coral Firebreak
The Scientist Staff | May 17, 2018
Marine scientists slowed the spread of a disease that attacks coral by removing areas around diseased tissue.
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.