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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productiveRat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical islands to protect end...
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Coral reefs cannot keep up with sea level rise

by DiveSSI - 21st June 2018
If the reefs are unable to keep up with with rising sea levels, the coasts are threatenedMany coral reefs will not be able to grow fast enough to keep...
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Sowing corals: how we could pave the way for effective coral reef restoration

by diveSSI - 19th April 2018
In a study led by SECORE Internationl, scientists pioneered the development of  a novel approach to simply sow coral recruits onto degraded reef...
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Coral reefs protect shores from heavy storms

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2018
Scientists investigated the protective function of the Ningaloo Reef during a hurricaneCoral reefs can protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reduci...
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Carin - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitmen...
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by Carin - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any better, it may be a tight squeeze f...
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Help needed in quest to study deepwater coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2016
It is not all doom and gloom for the world’s coral reefs. While things are indeed dire for those in the upper layers (from the surface to 100 feet d...
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Coral reefs need good bacteria to survive

by DiveSSI - 8th July 2016
Scientists investigate bacterial communities on reefsGood bacteria may be essential to maintaining the health of coral reefs, enabling the corals to w...
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Coral reefs vulnerable to climate change

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2016
Global index of thermal stress has tripled since the late 19th centuryOver the last two years, the massive coral bleaching taking place at many of the...
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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater to thrive. However...
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Scientists develop digital method of mapping coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 9th February 2016
Climate change has affected many parts of the world, giving rise to ocean acidification in the oceans. Scientists have now developed a faster way of...
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Huge Coral Reef Discovered Off Southern Australia

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2015
Discovery Made By ROVDiscovering a new reef doesn't happen every day. So, when theoceanographers from the Environmental Protection Agency in ParksVict...
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Reef from the 3D printer to promote coral growth

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2018
Maldives Island Summer Island Place of the largest field trial so farThe "Blue Lagoon" of the Maldives island “Summer Island” is the scene of a pr...
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Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 16th May 2018
New research shows that global warming also affects fish that rely on coralsNew international research led by PhD student Laura Richardson from the AR...
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Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2018
New research shows that global warming also affects fish that rely on coralsNew international research led by PhD student Laura Richardson from the AR...
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Great Barrier Reef suffers largest loss of corals ever

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2016
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with the northern part being the worst affected area. Thi...
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REEFCALENDAR: Vienna as center for “THE SHOW” for the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Mega Event in the “Messe Wien” - Body Painting Event for the oceans!It is 5 to 12 and more than ever the oceans and our lakes need our support. Al...
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Hope for the second largest reef on earth

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2018
IUCN removes Belize Barrier Reef from List of Endangered World Heritage SitesThe Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral reef system -af...
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Reef fish inherit tolerance to the warming of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2018
Thanks to mom and dad, baby reef fish can adapt to higher water temperaturesIn a rapidly changing climate, the decline in animal populations is a majo...
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Global warming is changing the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 23rd April 2018
30 percent of the coral died during mass bleaching in 2016A recent study, published recently in the online journal Nature, reveals that massive corals...
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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off MauritaniaOn a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Mauritania cov...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral d...
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Starting coral restoration sooner or when will it be too late…?

by diveSSI - 27th February 2018
Many of us have witnessed with our own eyes the threats coral reefs are facing today: pollution and destruction of reefs, coral bleaching, ...
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Exposure to oil impairs behaviour of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 20th July 2017
Oil makes fish "drunk" A new study has found that petroleum-based oil in seawater – even in small quantities – leads to risky behaviour in reef...
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Coral activate specific genes in stressful conditions

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2017
Genes in corals help to predict whether the corals are experiencing stressScientists recently discovered a group of genes in corals that can help to ...
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by Carin - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico'...
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Amazon Reef photographed for the first time

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
Greenpeace explores the newly discovered reef Off the Brazilian coast, where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, researchers discovered a u...
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Magic nights of coral spawning

by Carin - 24th October 2016
On certain nights, around full moon, corals have their tryst of love. Diving on such a night is a lifetime experience and this is not overstated at...
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Authorities reassure that Great Barrier Reef “not dead”

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2016
The largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, has been greatly affected by coral bleaching but it is by no means dead. ...
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around them. This...
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Join us on a coral journey

by Carin - 15th October 2016
On the tropical island of Curacao, SECORE International's annual board meeting has just taken place. Scientists, aquarium professionals and the memb...
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Bioherm structure at Great Barrier Reef three times larger than expected

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2016
New research has revealed the existence of vast fields comprising circular mounds in the north of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) – in essence, it is a...
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Can corals sustain themselves against falling pH values?

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2016
GEOMAR scientists examine internal pH values of corals in Papua New Guinea Tropical corals of the genus Porites have the ability to adjust their inte...
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Clownfish: complete genome decrypted

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2018
The genome of the reef fish is available onlineAn international research team has mapped the genome of the real clown fish (Amphiprion percula), provi...
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Body painting for the protection of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2018
"Reefcalendar - The Show" shows a living picture in record sizeTogether with professional singers and dancers, the largest 3D body painting picture in...
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Only 13 percent of the world’s oceans are still untouched

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2018
The marine wilderness of the world is dwindlingAn international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that only 13 ...
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Polar Regions: Hotspots of Species Genesis

by DiveSSI - 5th July 2018
Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species development for marine fishes Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to 1,000 t...
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Increased CO2 content affects the hunting behaviour of squid

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2018
Ocean acidification in the sea has an impact on the behaviour of cephalopodsBlake Spady of the ARC Center for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James ...
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Greenpeace expedition proves marine species worthy of protection in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2018
Oscar winner Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic marine reserveUp until now unexplored parts of the Antarctic seabed harbour sensitive and thus valuable...
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Increased deoxygenation of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2018
A new study reveals dangers, but also solutions The areas of extreme oxygen depletion are growing both in the open ocean and in coastal areas. Th...
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Researchers are reconstructing the history of the sea level

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2018
Fossil coral reefs as a key to 6000 years of developmentThe sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80 and 180 centimetres by the end o...
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Newly-described “parasol” sponges graceful but deadly

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2017
Deep-sea sponges feed on small crustaceans When most people think of sponges, they think of those in the kitchen sink or perhaps graceful barrel sp...
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Go on an Ocean Odyssey at New York’s Times Square

by DiveSSI - 12th October 2017
Take a dip into a huge aquarium without any water Last weekend, New York welcomed a new sensation. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is th...
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN summit on m...
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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceansAfter four years of negotiation, the EU has imposed a ban on bottom trawling in the deep-sea regions o...
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Tuna fishermen can save sharks by sharing information about sustainable fishing methods

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2016
Thousands of sharks become bycatch and perish on longlines meant for tunaTuna fishermen who share information with other fishermen have the opportunit...
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Baby fish less stressed when large predators are around

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2016
Stress levels in baby fish can be reduced by slightly more than one-third in the presence of large predatory fish, as the latter would scare off mediu...
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Fish distracted by motorboat noise become easy prey

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2016
In areas where motorboats regularly operate, prey fishes have a higher tendency of being caught and eaten by other marine animals. This was the concl...