Palau’s coral reefs: A jewel of the ocean —

Scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) have released their findings on the state of coral reefs in Palau. Their research, based on extensive underwater surveys, found Palau’s reefs had the highest live coral cover of all the reefs studied on the Global Reef Expedition, a scientific research mission to assess the […]

Palau’s coral reefs: A jewel of the ocean —

Sunscreen increases the damaging effects of climate change on coral reefs — Repeating Islands

In recent years, there has been an increase in the detection of UV filters from sunscreens in coastal waters. A new study by Wageningen University and Research found that these UV filters seem to weaken corals, allowing warmed seawater as a result of global warming to further damage the reefs. Scientists from Wageningen University & […]

Sunscreen increases the damaging effects of climate change on coral reefs — Repeating Islands

Coral spawning predictions for the South Caribbean — Repeating Islands

The Curaçao Chronicle reports that the Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) has released its annual coral spawning prediction calendar for the southern Caribbean…. This calendar plays a central role in studying the reproductive biology of Caribbean corals and guiding coral restoration efforts for the southern Dutch Caribbean islands. Based off these predictions, researchers […]

Coral spawning predictions for the South Caribbean — Repeating Islands

Coral spawning predictions for the South Caribbean — Repeating Islands

The Curaçao Chronicle reports that the Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) has released its annual coral spawning prediction calendar for the southern Caribbean…. This calendar plays a central role in studying the reproductive biology of Caribbean corals and guiding coral restoration efforts for the southern Dutch Caribbean islands. Based off these predictions, researchers […]

Coral spawning predictions for the South Caribbean — Repeating Islands

Carbon dioxide emissions are killing off coral reefs and kelp forests as heat waves and ocean acidification damage marine ecosystems, scientists have warned. Writing in Scientific Reports, researchers say that three centuries of industrial development have already had a marked effect on our seas. But if CO2 levels continue to rise as predicted, the coming […]

via Study shows ocean acidification is having major impact on marine life — Ocean acidification

Emily Heber (Island Conservation) writes that new research provides hope for marine ecosystem recovery, presenting a grand challenge to substantially rebuild our world’s oceans by 2050. Our world’s oceans are inextricably linked to our wellbeing—a vital aspect of our economy, a viable food source, and a potential solution to our climate change and clean energy […]

via Reversing the Decline of Marine Life By 2050 — Repeating Islands

The following article underlines that identifying the economic value of preserving the environment and marine ecosystems will help people become more willing to help protect and expand protected areas in The Bahamas. In the article, the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF)—a Bahamian non-profit foundation—asks readers to sign the petition on their site to help […]

via Bahamian Marine Protected Area Ecosystems: Building a Case for Network Expansion — Repeating Islands