In addition to climate change-induced bleaching, Caribbean coral reefs are also plighted by seaweed overgrowth, which covers up the corals, shading them from light and preventing young corals from growing. As scientists are looking for ways to save these lush ecosystems, a team … [Read more...] about These giant crabs could help protect coral reefs in the Caribbean
Earlier this month, we wrote a piece about Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay and how its incredible coral reefs are teeming with life thanks to the lockdown. Today, we bring your more good news from Hawaii as a team of scientists have created the first-ever aerial map of the island's precious … [Read more...] about Researchers create first-ever aerial map of Hawaii’s coral reefs
If we want to protect our precious coral reefs from the effects of the climate crisis, then we need to know the exact locations where protective regulations and restoration efforts should be aimed. That’s why scientists have developed the first-ever map that visualizes every … [Read more...] about Scientists create first-ever map of every coral reef in the Caribbean
On election day, residents of Key West, Florida, voted to impose new restrictions on cruise ships docking in the city — a move that’s expected to give a much-needed respite to fragile marine habitats in the area. The island’s residents voted on three ballot initiatives, … [Read more...] about Key West bans large cruise ships from docking to protect coral reefs
As the temperature of the oceans continues to rise as a result of climate change, coral bleaching events and mass die-offs are becoming more frequent. Some corals though have shown impressive resistance to rising water temperatures, leading researchers to think that there are … [Read more...] about Could gene-hacking coral reefs make them resistant to climate change?