coral reefs
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.
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.