Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

A massive global study of the world’s reefs has found sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed. Professor Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University in Australia was one of the scientists who took part in the study, published today in Nature by the Global FinPrint organisation. He said of the 371 […]

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

Saving The Caribbean’s Sharks — Repeating Islands

A report from the Curaçao Chronicle. Saving the Caribbean’s Sharks – demystifying sharks & solving the secret of the Dutch Caribbean’s Sharks. As recently as ten years ago, sharks, the apex predator of marine ecosystems, where abundant in Caribbean coastal waters.  Over the past several years however, shark encounters while scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing have […]

Saving The Caribbean’s Sharks — Repeating Islands

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has sent out a call for proposals. Projects proposing work in any U.S. coral jurisdictions (American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Tribal governments and […]

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced two proposed rules today to designate more than 6,000 square miles of critical habitat protections for 12 threatened coral species off Florida, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. The rules were prompted by a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued […]

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

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 […]

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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 […]

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