As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back

Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.

Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.

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Image of the Day: Growing Corals
Image of the Day: Growing Corals
Chia-Yi Hou | May 14, 2019
A 3-D simulation shows corals growing into a community.
Image of the Day: Coral Tables
Image of the Day: Coral Tables
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 29, 2019
Diverse plots of corals appeared healthier than monocultures at the end of a 16-month study.
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2019
Green fluorescent protein lures algal symbionts to corals.
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.
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
A project aims to preserve samples of the climate change–vulnerable animals for future restoration.
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.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2018
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