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Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
Staff, 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
Staff | Jul 24, 2017
True to its name, the corrugated coral's (
skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive.
Image of the Day: Wounded Coral
Staff | Jul 13, 2017
Certain corals in the Gulf of Mexico were devastated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s reverberating destruction.
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
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
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.
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
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.
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.