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Pristine Coral Reefs Discovered Are Thousands of Years Old And Teeming With Life

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.

Great Barrier Reef annual coral spawning begins east of Cairns

Annual coral spawning has begun on the outer Great Barrier Reef, with researchers set to analyse the next generation of corals.

Deepest Known Evidence of Coral Bleaching Discovered in Indian Ocean

The most common cause of coral bleaching is warming ocean temperatures due to climate change.

Surprising discovery about coral’s resilience could help reefs survive climate change

USC Dornsife researchers studying a common Caribbean coral’s ability to adapt to rising temperatures turn up an unexpected result.

New genetic tools mark another step on the road to industrial-scale coral farming

Scientists uncover which genes make coral more resistant to a deadly disease, another step on the road to industrial-scale coral farming.

Like hard-working farmers, corals cultivate and eat their resident algae

A new study proposes a solution to a question that perplexed Darwin: How do corals thrive in barren seascapes?

‘Coral are going to die’: Maui wildfires take toxic toll on marine ecology

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.

For Florida’s Ailing Corals, No Relief From the Heat

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…

Science and culture join forces to restore 120 miles of Hawaiian reefs

A new program in Hawai‘i, known as Ākoʻakoʻa, will focus on restoring 193 kilometers (120 miles) of coral reefs off the west of the Big Island, which have been in decline for the past 50 years.

Scientists are creating stronger coral reefs in record time – by “gardening” underwater

A new project in the Caribbean is setting out to save coral reefs – and the world.

Billionaire founder of Paul Mitchell and Patron invests in man-made coral reefs

They are majestic and beautiful and critical to the world economy. Coral reefs, often called the “rainforests of the sea,” support roughly 25% of all known marine species.

Coral Viruses Worsening Because of Increasing Ocean Temperatures

Ocean warming can trigger viral outbreaks that impact coral reefs, according to the newly published research.