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Billions in ‘magical’ spending questioned as coral reefs fail around the world

Climate change has been singled out as the leading cause of bleaching across the world’s coral reefs.

Sea Otters Have Helped Bolster California’s Kelp Forest

A study that looks back more than 100 years shows that where sea otters have thrived, underwater forests have, too

Playing thriving reef sounds on underwater speakers ‘could save damaged corals’

Coral larvae more likely to settle on degraded reefs bathed in marine soundscapes, Caribbean study shows

The secret to saving our reefs may lie in the sea cucumber

Although the humble sea cucumber may not look like much, it could soon be recruited to help save the world’s coral reefs.

Coral reef that ‘shouldn’t exist’ thrives off B.C.’s Pacific Ocean, biologist says

It started with a tip from the local First Nation of a “bump on the sea floor” where the fish liked to be and led to the discovery of Canada’s only known live coral reef.

Greenpeace calls for high seas protected area in Galapagos

Greenpeace on Monday called for the creation of a high seas marine protected zone under a new UN treaty to secure a much wider area around Ecuador’s famous Galapagos archipelago.

Bleaching fears along 1,000km stretch of the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are reporting corals are bleaching white and dying from rising ocean temperatures across a more than 1,000km stretch of the Great Barrier Reef.

Why are fish getting smaller due to climate change?

Fish around the world are shrinking due to climate change, and no-one is entirely sure why.

It’s not just rising sea levels – the land major cities are built on is actually sinking, NASA images show

Rising sea levels are threatening the East Coast of the U.S., but that’s not the only thing to worry about, according to NASA.

Ocean-based viruses discovered that trap carbon and combat climate change

In an era where the threat of climate change and carbon emissions loom larger by the day, scientists are delving into the world’s oceans, armed with an extensive catalog of hundreds of thousands of DNA and RNA virus species.

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Florida coral reef still struggling after 2023 heat wave

Coral reefs off the Florida Keys islands are struggling to recover from last summer’s record-breaking heat wave, new data showed Thursday, in another sign of the devastating impacts of human-caused climate change.

As Bali Chokes in Plastic Waste, Surfers Should Be Part of the Solution

Regrettably, there are no beaches in Bali free from plastic pollution. Each year, an astounding 300,000 tons of plastic waste is generated on the island.