Tag Archives: Corals

Effects of Increased Acidity on Coral

Further evidence that increased acidity of sea water could be bad news for the world’s coral reefs. In Papua New Guinea carbon dioxide is bubbling into the water on the slopes of a dormant volcano. This is making the water … Continue reading

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New coral species found in Galapagos

Scientists working in the Galapagos have found 3 new species of coral and one that had been thought to be extinct. The area they were researching was near Wolf and Darwin islands, which are in the north-east of the island … Continue reading

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Coral reefs around the world

The Guardian has got an interactive map of 10 coral reefs around the world, with a brief description of them and the pressures they are facing as a result of climate change. They reckon you should go and see them … Continue reading

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Coral Triangle discussed at World’s Ocean Conference

SCMP has an article today about the Coral Triangle. This isn’t some sort of Twilight Zone-type place like the Bermuda Triangle – an area of sea where coral mysteriously disappears, never to be seen again. In fact the aim of … Continue reading

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Coral recovering from tsunami

It’s just over 4 years since the tsunami that devastated many of the coastal communities in the Indian Ocean. In a small piece of  good news, scientists have found that some of the reefs that were damaged are recovering rapidly. … Continue reading

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Article on rescuing reefs

BBC has an article in their “Green Room” environmental section by Rod Salm. He is director of The Nature Conservancy’s Tropical Marine Conservation Programme in Asia Pacific region. He argues that in addition to the widely known and recognised problems … Continue reading

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