coral reefs
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 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. 
Corals Show Genetic Plasticity
Corals Show Genetic Plasticity
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 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.
Expansive Reef Found Behind the Great Barrier Reef
Expansive Reef Found Behind the Great Barrier Reef
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 6, 2016
High-resolution seafloor imaging revealed a much larger network of reef-like structures off the Australian coast than previously thought.
The Earth's Changing Seas
The Earth's Changing Seas
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2016
Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.
Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs
Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
As technology takes science deeper into the world’s oceans, researchers are discovering reef systems far from warm, shallow tropical waters.
Changing Oceans Breed Disease
Changing Oceans Breed Disease
Christie Wilcox | Jul 1, 2016
In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.
Amazonian Reef
Amazonian Reef
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.
Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen
Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen
Christie Wilcox | Jun 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.
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2016
Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.