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Arrested Development Because Of Sedimentation

Australian researchers have found that suspended sedimentation in coastal environments prolongs the development of local fish larvae.

China’s Coral Crisis

Coral abundance around mainland China and Hainan Island has declined by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years. Can anything be done to stop this trend?

China’s Corals Have Declined By 80 Percent, Study

China's coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 percent decline in recent decades, according to a new study.

Corals Are Retreating From Equator, Study

Marine scientists warn that corals could retreat from equatorial seas and oceans as the Earth continues to warm.

Corals With Aragonite Skeletons Could Survive A More Acidic Ocean, Study

In new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, corals with aragonite skeletons were found to be more resistant to the adverse impact of a more acidic ocean.

Corals Survived And Adapted To Massive Bleaching Event In Southeast Asia, Study

New evidence has emerged that some coral species may be able to adapt to warmer oceans in Southeast Asian waters despite threats of global warming.

Study: Carbon Dioxide Is “Driving Fish Crazy”

Rising human carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous system of sea fishes with serious consequences for their survival, an international scientific team has found.

Scientific Sleuths Pinpoint Natural Coral Killers Using Genetic Fingerprinting

Coral researchers and reef managers will now have an easier job in identifying the specific diseases causing coral infections by a method called genetic fingerprinting.

Scientists Explain Why Corals Die From Stress In Warmer Oceans

Australian scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth’s climate warms.

Study: Fish Must Swim Faster & Travel Farther To Survive Climate Change

Fish and other sea creatures will have to travel large distances to survive climate change and avoid impending extinction, say marine scientists.