A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that the reefs in Florida are highly susceptible to the effects of increasing climate change. Continue reading Climate change putting Florida’s reefs in danger
Abu Dhabi: A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs off United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, an organism that helps corals survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius, temperatures that Continue reading New heat-tolerant algal species discovered in Abu Dhabi corals
[Indonesia] Indonesia’s once pristine coral reefs have been seriously threatened by the rise in temperatures that has been caused by Continue reading Indonesia coral reefs threatened by climate change
Welcome to tropical Sydney, where colourful surgeonfishes and parrotfishes are plentiful, corals have replaced kelp forests, and underwater life seems brighter, more colourful and all-round better. Or is it?
While this vision of a future Sydney is Continue reading Sydney’s waters could be tropical in decades, here’s the bad news…
Early on in the new Netflix documentary “Mission Blue” (preview here), a voice off camera asks Sylvia Earle—ocean explorer, scientist, conservationist, and the film’s main character—if she’s a “radical.”.
“If I seem like a radical,” Earle answers slowly, “it may be because I see things that others do not.”
Unlike 99.9 percent of us, Earle actually gets to say stuff like that. As a woman who has spent almost… Continue reading This Video Will Make You Want to Do Something to Save the Oceans
[Philippines] Four Filipino scientists who have made outstanding contributions in marine botany, biological sciences, horticulture and Continue reading PNoy confers honors on Alcala, Trono, Gomez, Barba
[EU] In the great halls of La Boqueria, Barcelona’s central market, tourists, foodies and cooks gather every day to marvel at the fresh food, like pilgrims at the site of a miracle. The chief shrines are the fish counters, Continue reading The disaster we’ve wrought on the world’s oceans may be irrevocable
Plans are moving forward to build the largest underwater tourism attraction in the world in Dubai: the theme park is set to include scuba diving and snorkeling in a space modeled after the mythical Lost City of Atlantis… Continue reading World’s largest underwater theme park to open in Dubai
A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes, corals, algae and fish that call the reef home…
Continue reading Rethinking the reef
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Maui County is facing fines of more than 100-million dollars for violating the Clean Water Act. A federal court judge says the County’s breaking the law by dumping wastewater into wells from its Lahaina… Continue reading Maui County faces fines for dumping wastewater, damaging coral reef