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Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:36:27 EST ~ A new review article presents evidence that argues for a more nuanced approach to the design of global-change experiments -- one that acknowledges and purposefully incorporates the variability inherent in nature. Find out more...

Photomosaic technology finds order in chaos of coral reefs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:49:13 EST ~ Scientists have created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll using advanced imaging and digitization technology. Find out more...

Tipping point for oyster restoration

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:42:09 EST ~ Study shows that reefs built to reach a foot or more above the bottom develop into healthy, self-sustaining ecosystems, while those rebuilt at lower heights are quickly buried by sediment. Find out more...

Great Barrier Reef protected zones help fish in even lightly exploited areas

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:37:23 EST ~ Protected zones of the Great Barrier Reef benefit fish even at the relatively lightly-fished northern reefs, according to a new study. Find out more...

Seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:18:36 EST ~ Planting multiple seagrass species, rather than a single species, could be better for restoring damaged coastal ecosystems in Indonesia's Coral Triangle. Find out more...

Impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia's coastline

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:22:33 EST ~ The 2016 mass bleaching event on Western Australia's coastline is the most severe global bleaching event to ever be recorded. New research records the impact of this event to the rugged reefs of Western Australia. Find out more...

Can corals adapt to climate change?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:17:12 EDT ~ Cool-water corals can adapt to a slightly warmer ocean, but only if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, a study has found. Some corals in the normally cool waters of the Cook Islands carry genetic variants that predispose them to heat tolerance. This could help the population adapt more quickly to rising temperatures. But they may not adapt quickly enough to outpace climate change. Find out more...

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:22:26 EDT ~ One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found. Find out more...

Maintaining fish biomass the key to conserving reef fish biodiversity

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:10:29 EDT ~ A new study has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems may depend on maintaining fish biomass above critical levels. Find out more...

Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:09:54 EDT ~ Scientists have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily when the planet's glaciers last melted during a period of global warming; rather, sea level rose sharply in punctuated bursts. Find out more...