coral reefs
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 12, 2017
Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
The Scientist Staff | Oct 30, 2017
New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
The Scientist Staff | Jul 24, 2017
True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
Image of the Day: Wounded Coral
Image of the Day: Wounded Coral
The Scientist Staff | Jul 13, 2017
Certain corals in the Gulf of Mexico were devastated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s reverberating destruction.
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. 
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
The Scientist Staff | Jun 22, 2017
Scientists surveyed coral colonies in Hawaii for disease after a mystery pathogen caused tissue from the common rice coral (Montipora capitata) to degenerate.   
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.
Study: Warming Waters Cause Deadly Bleaching in Great Barrier Reef
Study: Warming Waters Cause Deadly Bleaching in Great Barrier Reef
Diana Kwon | Mar 16, 2017
Once again, climate change is killing off masses of coral in Australia’s expansive reef system.