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Visual Markers: Brightly coloured coral reef butterflyfishes

by DiveSSI - 10th December 2018
Researchers have solved the mystery of the colour patterns of reef fishScientists have now discovered why some closely related species…
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Unknown coral reef discovered in western Norway

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2019
Serendipitous discovery: Large cold water coral reef Norwegian researchers have discovered the largest known deep-water coral reef – up to…
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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates endangered coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has…
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Corals in the Red Sea provide natural record of monsoon activity

by DiveSSI - 22nd April 2019
Barium in the coral skeleton records the intensity of the South Asian summer monsoonWhen it comes to understanding the future…
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Global warming: “Robust” corals are better prepared

by DiveSSI - 6th November 2018
Advantage for Brain corals & Co.A new study has shown that "robust" reef-building corals are the only known organisms in…
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification is having a detrimental effect on the growth of coralline red…
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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…
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New dive sites discovered at Christmas Island

by DiveSSI - 11th November 2019
The small island in the Indian Ocean thrills with a variety of dive sites without crowdsFor lovers of intact nature…
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Bio-inspired robot can fly and dive

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
A drone as a flying fishA bio-inspired robot uses water from the environment to create a propellant gas and start…
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Hunting corals

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2019
Corals feed differently than expectedWhen it comes to nutrition, corals have a few tricks. Most of their nutrients come from…
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Diving Fiji: The World’s Most Colourful Coral Reefs

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2019
Visit and go diving Fiji and you’ll soon discover this special destination lives up to its title as the soft…
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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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American researchers discover unknown deep-sea corals

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2019
At least two different types of bubble gum corals identified DNA analysis has now confirmed that scientists from the Woods…
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A coral reef in the Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Researchers are discovering extensive coral reef off the coast of southern Italy Off the coast of Italy, researchers led by…
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on coralsRecent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g.…
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its readers…
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgaeCorals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing…
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availabilityCoral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the seawater…
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Pacific coral reef keeps recovering from coral bleaching

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Researchers prove historical bleaching eventsAs climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs experience coral bleaching worldwide and die-offs.…
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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…
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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 commitment…
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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…
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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's…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Major companies say “no” to cod fishing in previously ice-covered Arctic waters

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2016
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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Blue boats are reef robbers – the new maritime threat for the Asia Pacific?

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2019
Illegal fishing on a large scale by Vietnamese wooden boatsA flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews working in harsh…
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Curacao: Freedom in scuba-diving

by DiveSSI - 10th December 2019
Paradise for divers - More than 80 dive spotsTurquoise waters, a light breeze lets the palms sway while adults wait…
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Impact of climate change threatens ocean life

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2019
New Greenpeace report calls for global action to save the oceansLarge parts of the oceans could soon fail in their…
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Climate change: Nemo in trouble

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2019
Clown fish can not adapt to rapid environmental changesThe well-liked anemonefish, which became popular through the films "Finding Nemo" and…
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Healthy mangrove forests help reef fish

by DiveSSI - 14th November 2019
Healthy mangrove forests help reef fishA new study shows how healthy mangroves can help some reef fish cope with the…