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'Wicked' problems devastate pristine Coral Reefphys.org | 17 Jan 2013
Human activity - rather than climate change - has been found to be the main cause of catastrophic devastation to a southern Indian Ocean coral reef system similar to Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Robots find Barrier Reef coral at extreme depths, amazing ocean scientistsGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jan 2013
Robots have found living coral on the Great Barrier Reef at a depth four times greater than most scuba divers can reach and far beyond the depth at which scientists expected to find them. A team from the Catlin Seaview Survey discovered the reef corals living at 125 metres, the deepest ever found on the reef.
Go behind the scenes of an amazing environmental success storyEurekAlert | 03 Dec 2012
(University of Chicago Press Journals) "If you have a passion for the oceans and care about conservation, read this remarkable book on innovative research, exploration and the preservation of a vast remote coral archipelago in the South Pacific."Harrison Ford, actor and vice chair of Conservation International
Program Update - October 2012National Oceanographic Partnership Program | 13 Nov 2012
Dr. Chuck Fisher from Pennsylvania State University gave a wonderful presentation on the Lophelia II research project. NOPP also hosted a marine renewable energy session, Developing Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy Stewardship on Wednesday, 17 October.
Corals attacked by toxic seaweed use chemical 911 signals to summon helpEurekAlert | 08 Nov 2012
(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) Corals under attack by toxic seaweed do what anyone might do when threatened -- they call for help. A study to be reported Nov. 9 in the journal Science shows that threatened corals send signals to fish "bodyguards" that quickly respond to trim back the noxious alga -- which can kill the coral if not promptly removed.
Great Barrier Reef coastal ecosystems (report)gbrmpa.gov.au | 06 Nov 2012
The extent of coastal ecosystems – and the way in which they function – can have a big impact on the long-term health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. The Informing the Outlook for Great Barrier Reef coastal ecosystems is a technical report on the current status of the catchment and the threats it faces.
Deep-sea Coral and the Evolution of Marine LifeWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 25 Oct 2012
Understanding and protecting corals requires knowledge of the historical processes that have shaped their biodiversity and biogeography. While little is known about these processes, new research described in the journal Molecular Ecology helps elucidate the historical patterns of deep-sea coral migration and gene flow, coincident with oceanic circulation patterns and events.
National Oceanographic Partnership Program Honors 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award RecipientsNational Oceanographic Partnership Program | 15 Oct 2012
Today, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented the research team of the NOPP-funded project Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks (also known as Lophelia II) with the 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award at a breakfast held at the MTS/IEEE Oceans 12 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Australia admits neglecting Great Barrier ReefTelegraph | 03 Oct 2012
The Australian government has admitted that the Great Barrier Reef has been neglected for decades after a study showed it has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years.
Half coral lost from Barrier ReefBBC | 02 Oct 2012
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years, according to a new study.
Great Barrier Reef loses more than half its coral coverGuardian Unlimited | 01 Oct 2012
Coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef has dropped by more than half over the last 27 years, according to scientists, a result of increased storms, bleaching and predation by population explosions of a starfish which sucks away the coral's nutrients. At present rates of decline, the coral cover will halve again within a decade.
Dive deep with underwater Google MapsNew Zealand Herald | 27 Sep 2012
Nature lovers can now explore six of the world's most stunning marine landscapes from the comfort of their own home. Google Maps have launched their first underwater panoramic images, giving users a glimpse of six Pacific coral reefs;...
Coral hotspots found in deepwater canyons off northeast US coastEurekAlert | 27 Sep 2012
(NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center) For the first time in decades, researchers have conducted an extensive exploration for deep-sea corals and sponges in submarine canyons off the northeastern coast of the US. The survey revealed coral "hotspots," and found that a new coral habitat suitability model could help predict where corals are likely to occur.
Google Maps dives to coral reefsBBC | 26 Sep 2012
Google adds images from coral reefs around the world to its Street View mapping service after teaming up with a group of scientists.
Google Maps' virtual diving brings the Great Barrier Reef into viewGuardian Unlimited | 26 Sep 2012
Millions of people will be able to take a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef via Google Maps on Wednesday as part of a pioneering underwater scientific expedition.The Catlin Seaview Survey will allow internet users to share the discoveries of scientists who are using new technology to study the composition and health of the Great Barrier Reef.