Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Some corals can adjust to a range of temperatures, but this ability may be limited in a consistently warmer environment.
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals

Some corals can adjust to a range of temperatures, but this ability may be limited in a consistently warmer environment.

Some corals can adjust to a range of temperatures, but this ability may be limited in a consistently warmer environment.

ocean warming
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2019
Microbes that dwell in nutrient-poor waters use a photopigment called retinal to harvest energy from sunshine at levels at least equal to those stored by chlorophyll-based systems.
Guam’s Coral Reefs Ravaged by Warming Oceans
Guam’s Coral Reefs Ravaged by Warming Oceans
Catherine Offord | Jul 31, 2019
Bleaching killed 34 percent of the island’s reefs between 2013 and 2017, a study finds.
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2019
The marine scientist was renowned for his passion for exploring waves, marine life, and the way Earth’s largest bodies of water affect the planet’s climate.
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish FasterWarming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish FasterWarming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2019
As sea temperatures rise, mammals and birds may lose their edge over the cold-blooded species they eat, as well as the sharks that hunt them.
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Abby Olena | Dec 6, 2018
Simulations of Earth’s climate 252 million years ago reveal that the same symptoms of modern climate change likely account for the time period’s extensive loss of marine life.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
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.
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Catherine Offord | May 16, 2018
A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.
Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?
Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2018
Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.