A report by Diana Yates for the University of Illinois. A study that relied on citizen scientists to monitor the health of corals on Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018 found that 35 key coral species remained resilient during a 2014-17 global coral-bleaching event that harmed coral reefs around the […]

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The Caribbean is currently experiencing the biggest mass coral destruction ever recorded, Marion Ali reports for Belize’s The Reporter. This according to the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which confirmed that the bleaching of reefs in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific may affect over 38 percent of the world’s reefs, and kill […]

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Effort could boost genetic diversity of rare species Staff Report FRISCO — With the global warming clock ticking, scientists working on coral reef conservation say they’ve been able to raise a rare pillar corals in a lab. The project provides the first photos and documentation of juveniles of this species, and could provide information to […]

via Oceans: Coral breeding success gives some hope for long-term Caribbean reef conservation — Summit County Citizens Voice

‘There will be winners and losers’ By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Global warming impacts to coral reefs are not some far-fetched future scenario, but something that is happening right now, leading marine scientists said this week during the opening session of the International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, Australia. A panel of top researchers […]

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