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Learn how the Coral Reef Alliance builds meaningful, lasting coral reef conservation initiatives, and see the positive impacts of our work in our oldest project site, the Namena Marine Reserve in Fiji. Find out how you can protect coral reefs at www.coral.org (Photo by Tobias Zimmer / Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
NOAA Celebrates Recovery Act Projects during Earth WeekNOAACommerce Secretary Gary Locke announced last summer 50 habitat restoration projects that will restore damaged wetlands, shellfish beds, coral reefs and ...In Spirit of Earth Day, NOAA Highlights Restoration ProjectsSuite101.comall 2 news articles »
BVI News OnlineReef Check Internationl director visits territoryBVI News OnlineCoral reefs are among the most valuable natural resources in the Virgin Islands. They provide coastal protection, sand for our beaches, food and shelter for ...From the airBVI BeaconRegional governments not doing enough to protect reefs – Governor PeareyBVI News Onlineall 6 news articles »
dangers and structure of coral reefs
Globe and MailArrests made in Great Barrier Reef shipwreckExaminer.comThe Chinese vessel, the Shen Neng 1, hit the reef on April 3rd instantly ripping a part over 2 miles of the coral reef. The damaged ship was lifted off of ...Three fined for freighter's shortcut through reefThe AustralianChinese Coal Ship Lifted Off Damaged Great Barrier ReefEnvironment News ServiceAustralia arrests captain, officer from ship that ran agroundCNN (blog)China Daily -Sydney Morning Herald -National Geographicall 2,443 news articles »
Freezing winter temperatures in North America have had a devastating effect on Floridas coral reefs. Water temperatures need to be just right for coral to survive, but last winter was lethal, with temperatures dropping six degrees lower than average. Some coral areas were fortunate enough to be protected by the Florida Current - a warm water mass that blocks extreme temperature variations but much of the reef fell victim to the sharp drop in temperature. Al Jazeeras Cath Turner has this report.
CBC.caGreat Barrier Reef rammed by Chinese coal shipLos Angeles TimesCoral reefs cover slightly less than 1% of the world's oceans, but are home to about 25% of all identified marine species. Like other coral reefs, ...Oil: Not just for autos but coral reefs as wellDeep-Sea News (blog)Once More Australian Great Barrier Reef Placed Under ThreatPR-inside.com (press release)Great Barrier Reef Accident Highlights Risks to ReefsWorld Resources InstituteBusinessWeek -Lismore Northern Star -ABC Onlineall 3,213 news articles »
Visit gallery.usgs.gov for downloads, transcript, and more. This documentary presents how recent changes in the composition and quantities of African dust transported to the Caribbean and the Americas might provide clues to why Caribbean coral reef ecosystems are deteriorating and human health may be impacted. Additional information can be found at: coastal.er.usgs.gov
Death of coral reefs could devastate nationsThe Associated PressCoral reefs are dying, and scientists and governments around the world are contemplating what will happen if they disappear altogether. ...Coral reefs in dire straitsExaminer.comCoral Reef Extinction Could Have Catastrophic EffectRedOrbitThe disappearance of coral reefs could mean more hunger, poverty, political ...NewserAbout - News & Issues (blog) -Mother Nature Network (blog)all 346 news articles »
CBS NewsProtections for sharks used in Chinese soup voted downMiamiHerald.comAs a top predator, sharks play an important role in the food chain, affecting marine life down to the health of coral reefs. ...The Internet kills the coral reefs?Daily Mail - Charleston (blog)all 757 news articles »
Bahamas offers a world of natural wondersCatholic OnlineThe unexplained mass death of long-spined black sea urchins has endangered the ecology of the coral reefs in the Bahamas. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) ...
Highlights of the opening of HYPERBOLIC CROCHET CORAL REEF: A WOOLLY WONDER in March 2010 at the SCIENCE GALLERY, Trinity College, Dublin. Created and Curated by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles One of the acknowledged wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef stretches along the coast of Queensland, Australia, in riotous profusion of colour and form unparalleled on our planet. But global warming and pollutants so threaten this fragile marvel it now faces devastation, along with reefs around the world. In homage to these disappearing treasures, Australian sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim instigated a project to crochet a handmade reef, a woolly testimony that celebrates also a strange geometry realised throughout the oceanic realm.
Coral Reefs, Temperature and CO2: Their Long-Term InteractionsCO2 Science Magazine... will shortly spell the end of earth's coral reefs, unless mankind brings a halt to the use of nearly all fossil fuels, and unless this is done rapidly. ...
Maluku`s coral reefs guranteed to fascinate touristsANTARAHe said , if managed optimally and effectively, the marine areas in Maluku could bring high economic returns because, blessed with vast areas of coral reefs ...
Exeter scientist's award for work on coral reefsMid Devon StarA member of the University of Exeter's School of Biosciences, Professor Pete Mumby is a marine ecologist, best known for his research on coral reefs. ...and more »
Coral Reef paintings By Ana Bikic
We know more about the surface of Mars than we know about the Kimberley Marine Environment. Turning the Tide, WA Marine Science Institute 2009 On 9 February 2010 the Western Australian Marine Science Institution and the Australian Marine Sciences Association WA branch held the Marine science in Western Australia: Show and tell symposium. Over 230 researchers attended the Western Australian Maritime Museum at Fremantle. More than 100 two-minute newsflash presentations by scientists from government, academia and private industry gave an outline of most of the States marine. The newsflashes were spearheaded by summaries of Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) research results in six key areas ecosystems, climate change, Ningaloo Marine Park, fisheries, biotechnology and oceanography. WAMSI Chief Executive Officer Steve Blake said marine research was a vital prerequisite to answer questions about the survival of coral reefs, climate change, the future of marine species, food webs, fisheries, tsunamis, extinctions, warming temperatures and ocean acidification. Speakers discussed the dazzling array of new corals being discovered in the Kimberley region, the presence of heavy metals, tsunami warning systems, ocean temperature and current speed forecasting, the impact of coastal developments, fisheries biology, social uses, dredging of ports, the discovery of new sponges, environmental pests (there are 55 known to impact WA waters), monitoring estuaries, and how ...
Seminar with Professor Nancy Knowlton, January 2010.
The spectacular coral reefs of Indonesia are one of the worlds natural wonders. In its underwater wonderland, a huge array of filter feeders use ingenious ways to trap tiny particles of plankton which the flow of water brings. Stunning footage from the natural history series Wild Indonesia. Visit www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Earth youtube channel here www.youtube.com
Nearly two dozen species of living coral are on display at the Tennessee Aquarium. Caring for a live coral reef is a fascinating job. Go behind the scenes with Aquarist Pete Larson to learn about nature's amazing reef builders and coral culturing. Learn more about the Tennessee Aquarium at www.tnaqua.org.
This is a 1080p sample i got from microsoft website, which is a trailer from Coral Reef Adventure. Description: Coral Reef Adventure follows the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall. The Halls guide us to the islands and sun-drenched waters of the South Pacific to document, in the biggest and best film format that exists, the health and beauty of coral reefs. On the giant screen, youll feel like youre diving and exploring right alongside them. Howard and Michele have been diving coral reefs for almost three decades, but in recent years, they have observed with concern the decline of their favorite reefs. Stirred to action, Howard and Michele set out for the South Pacific. They hope the images they bring back will raise awareness about the plight of coral reefs, and the health of the global oceans. From the dazzling underwater seascapes of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the mysterious deep ocean corals of Fiji, and from the azure skies above Tahiti to shark-filled canyons off isolated Rangiroa, the Halls visit many reefs that are flourishing and capture on film many interesting reef inhabitants. Youll laugh at the little shrimp that wants to climb in your mouth to get its own bite to eat! Youll see how reef animals rely on each other in surprising ways. Youll dive down to the mysterious deep reefs of The Twilight Zone, a place no one else has ever been. Youll swim with hundreds of grey reef sharks, then zoom through ...
Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse habitats of the oceans and face extinction due to climate change by 2050 ... We're hoping that the politicians and heads of state who attend the UNEP 2009 climate change conference in Copenhagen will make positive amendments to global environmental policy and help save coral reefs and ultimately protect the amazing planet we live on. Extended video can be watched here: www.vimeo.com www.sealthedeal2009.org Coral reefs first appeared more than 400 million years ago. We could wipe them out in a comparative heartbeat. This film shows the devastating effect of climate change on the worlds incredible, diverse coral reefs. It paints a disturbing picture of a world that has lost its reefs forever our world in 2065. Its not too late to act: we have a short window of opportunity to make a change. Reducing the level of atmospheric CO2 to below 350 ppm will slow climate change and give coral reefs precious time. Find out more about zsl's climate change work at www.zsl.org Visit the EDGE website: www.edgeofexistence.org
Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse habitats of the oceans and face extinction due to climate change by 2050 ... We're hoping that the politicians and heads of state who attend the UNEP 2009 climate change conference in Copenhagen will make positive amendments to global environmental policy and help save coral reefs and ultimately protect the amazing planet we live on. Extended video can be watched here: www.vimeo.com www.sealthedeal2009.org
Transform your widescreen into a natural ocean aquarium! Professionally filmed in HD on the pristine coral reefs of the Fiji Islands, "Reefscapes: Nature's Aquarium" DVD brings you beautiful underwater scenery for relaxation and ambiance. - gorgeous coral reef scenes teeming with colourful tropical fish - your choice of relaxing music or natural reef sounds - bonus feature that guides you on a virtual dive to meet Fiji's marine creatures "Reefscapes" DVD (2nd Edition) is available on Amazon.com www.amazon.com To find out more, visit the Undersea Productions website www.underseaproductions.com
Introduction to the Coral Reef Module
Nuclear imaging used to study coral killerUnited Press InternationalCHARLESTON, SC, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Nuclear imaging is being used to study a microbe that has devastated an estimated 30 percent of the world's coral reefs, ...The white stuff: Marine lab team seeks to understand coral bleachingScience Centricall 5 news articles »
United States Scientists Visit Cuba to Discuss Overfishing, Coral Reefs,PR Newswire (press release)Rader added that expanded scientific and management cooperation can help address the growing threats to coral reefs, ocean fish populations, habitats for ...and more »
Nature.com (subscription)Bleached corals ruin fish camouflageNature.com (subscription)Fish that usually camouflage themselves among colourful coral reefs are losing their ability to hide from predators as corals are bleached by Earth's ...
Coral Reefs of Northern TanzaniaCO2 Science MagazineChanges in northern Tanzania coral reefs during a period of increased fisheries management and climatic disturbance. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and ...and more »
Jeff Corwin talks about the magnificent diversity of life contained in the worlds coral reefs. Diversity that is now slowly diminishing due to an event known as bleaching that kills the corals and is a direct result of global warming. Part of Defenders of Wildlifes Feeling the Heat series. Watch it now at www.defenders.org To learn how warming temperatures are harming some of the Earth's coolest critters and what can be done to save them, go to www.defenders.org
Sceans from BBC Blue Planet - Coral seas put together with Enigma's 'Respect' to produce a stunning music video. Save the REEFS.
LIVENEWS.com.auReport reveals $37b reef bleaching costABC OnlineAn international study has found that the economic cost of coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef would be $37.7 billion. The Oxford Economics report, ...Life's a bleach for Barrier ReefThe Australianall 29 news articles »
State looking to protect more coralKPUABy AP HONOLULU (AP) —The public is being asked to help develop the state's first 10-year Day-Use Mooring Plan to protect Hawaii's coral reefs. ...and more »
Coral restoration project showcasedBusiness Mirror... exhibit showcases the project Acanthasia of Lemuel Alfeche and Ronald Rodriguez from the Philippines, which seeks to address degradation of coral reefs. ...
Daily Mail'Coral Triangle' 10 Times as Biodiverse as Great Barrier ReefCafeSentido.comProfessor Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, a world leader in the field, ...Only 20 years left? Sensational pictures of Australia's Great ...Daily MailProtect Our Coral ReefsMaui WeeklyDon't mess with Hawaii's coral reefsGadlingABC Online -Lahaina News -BayJournal (press release)all 9 news articles »
San Francisco ChronicleSaving the reefs: green sunscreen, golf greensSan Francisco ChronicleThere's more than one way to protect Hawaii's threatened coral reefs, other than just not walking on them or, as in some recent high-profile incidents, ...
In this video, scientists and volunteer divers cultivate threatened staghorn coral at nurseries offshore as part of a Nature Conservancy project to increase the population of healthy, resilient corals throughout the Caribbean. The Nature Conservancy and its partners relocate coral fragments to established nurseries throughout coastal waters in Florida and the US Virgin Islands. Each fragment is cemented to a small cement cast (or puck) with a unique nursery identification code. The nurseries ...
Coral Cay works with volunteers from all over the world to preserve our ocean's Coral Reefs.
A Yahoo Group for recreational divers lit a spark in a new batch of volunteer divers. Homer Hernandez coral transplant project of two years ago showed visible and measurable growth despite the cloudy shots. A video was posted on his Multiply site and a frenzy of inquiry emails showed just how many people are concerned about the state of the reefs, and how we can help. Reef rehabilitation and restoration is not an easy task. The activity was founded on science hence, learning and passing on ...
Coral reefs, like the coral triangle seeing a large impact as the result of climate change. More than 50% of Earth's coral reefs have disappeared over the last several years. See how WWF is helping The Coral Triangle cope with these changes.
In Bali, Indonesia, reefs that were once devasted by cyanide and explosives fishing are now thriving again, thanks to innovative, community-driven regeneration efforts.
www.squidoo.com Travel to Maldives The Maldives Islands are a globetrotters paradise, with something for everyone. The Maldives Islands are synonymous with picturesque splendour, and immaculate, clean beaches. The Maldives are not just a collection of small islands, but is an archipelago comprising 1192 volcanic and coral islands, with much of the land and sea environment virgin and untouched. The Maldives are naturally beautiful, and have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Our travel guide will show you not only the unique aspects of a Maldives vacation, but will also help you plan your vacation time and budget more effectively. The Sultan Park, Hukuru Miski, and the National Museum do need to be on your destination list, along with many other monuments and historical buildings. The resorts on the Maldives have facilities to enable their guests to enjoy many pastimes, most of them water related. Sailing, surfing, and fishing are very popular, as are visits to the coral reefs for scuba diving and snorkelling. If these activities are not yet sufficient to make your Maldives vacation as thrilling and exciting as you would like, there is a good nightlife to be enjoyed too. When in Maldives, at any of the many luxurious and beautifully maintained holiday island resorts and hotels, with the friendly and helpful local people around you, you will realise why the Maldives are one of the hottest tourism destinations in the world. Our travel guides will tell you all you will ...
For Earth Day, Dave Price dives into an unseen dying habitat that is crucial for the food chain.
National Geographic's Ocean Now is a project to study the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean. Join Dr. Enric Sala and a team of scientists as they spend six weeks exploring the pristine waters of the southern Line Islands in the South Pacific. Ocean Now: ocean.nationalgeographic.com
www.ted.com Science writer Margaret Wertheim re-creates the creatures of the coral reefs using a technique invented by a mathematician -- simultaneously celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic underpinnings of coral creation.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate ...
Enric Sala and his team of scientists survey and document Flint Island's coral reefs, diving up to 50 times a day to get a complete picture of this marine ecosystem. Ocean Now: ocean.nationalgeographic.com
Watch an exclusive clip from Robert Kakarigi's documentary Natural World of the Emirates as part of the Land of the Desert Falcon series. The documentary was nominated for award at the 11th Jules Verne film festival in Paris in November 2002. The clip shows the devastating effects of coral reef bleaching in the shallow sea of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. The Coral reef bleaching results from the stress-induced loss of symbiotic unicellular algae zooxantheallae and/or due to the reduction in ...
Japan FocusOkinawa's Turbulent 400 Years [Japanese text available]Japan Focus, NYThe earth warms, the polar ice caps melt, the glaciers and the coral reefs shrink, the seas rise, the deserts advance, the polar bear, the tiger (and countless other species of land, sea, and sky) are endangered. Our present trajectory offers the ...
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.comEnglish bulldog puppy answers Grand Rapids leukemia patient's Make ...The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com, MIGRAND RAPIDS -- Rochelle Hernandez walked her wiggly new English bulldog puppy past bubbles, coral reefs and clumps of seaweed on Thursday. The ocean-theme scene seemed like a dream. "She wants to bury it somewhere," Rochelle said of the toy bone ...