Cadman Glacier in Antarctica retreated 5 miles in just 2.5 years, causing its ice shelf to collapse, according to scientists who used satellite images and ocean measurements. Higher ocean temperatures likely hastened the glacier’s deterioration, which contributes to global sea level rise. This indicates potential similar threats for neighboring glaciers.
An international expedition from the Schmidt Ocean Institute has revealed the presence of two pristine, cold-water coral reefs growing alongside the walls and bases of several seamounts over 1,000 feet below the surface.
Annual coral spawning has begun on the outer Great Barrier Reef, with researchers set to analyse the next generation of corals.
The most common cause of coral bleaching is warming ocean temperatures due to climate change.
USC Dornsife researchers studying a common Caribbean coral’s ability to adapt to rising temperatures turn up an unexpected result.
Scientists uncover which genes make coral more resistant to a deadly disease, another step on the road to industrial-scale coral farming.
A new study proposes a solution to a question that perplexed Darwin: How do corals thrive in barren seascapes?
As the toll from Maui’s catastrophic wildfires continues to climb, experts warn the disaster also poses a grave threat to the coral reefs and delicate ocean ecosystems that surround the devastated town of Lahaina.
Scientists now fear a global bleaching event, with Florida leading the way. No immediate end is in sight to the unprecedented marine heat wave stressing the state’s coral reefs, raising fears the heart-rending losses seen here may portend a global…
This year, the Florida Keys reached an alert level 2, indicating extreme risk of coral bleaching, about six weeks earlier than normal.