In a study published recently in Ecology and Evolution, an international team of researchers focused on what can happen to ocean ecosystems when fishing pressure increases or decreases, and how this differs between tropical to temperate marine ecosystems.
On the Global Reef Expedition—one of the largest coral reef studies in history—the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation conducted research in the Solomon Islands to map and characterize shallow marine habitats and assess the status of coral reef benthic and fish communities. Working in partnership with local officials and scientists from around the world, the Foundation surveyed reefs in the Western, Isabel, and Temotu Provinces from October 26 through November 24, 2014.
You might know Hello Kitty as a commercial property, appearing as she does on everything from hairdryers to skateboards. But the iconic Japanese character, it turns out, also has an activist side.
A new global study has found that only 2.5 percent of tropical reefs are formally protected and conserved through laws and regulations.
A robotic submarine has uncovered the sea floor secrets of the ocean off north-eastern Australia, revealing deep-water coral communities and creatures that had only been found in foreign waters before now. An army of scientists on social media helped to identify rarely seen fish and marine life a
Hawaiʻi’s nearshore waters need more effective management, according to a comprehensive study, led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers, which also found that a diverse integrated system of marine management areas can help restore the state’s declining coral reef fisheries and boost the
A new study finds that large, herbivorous fish species, such as parrotfish, surgeonfish and rabbitfish, benefit from coral reef demise due to an increase of a food source, algal turf.
With extremely limited global travel, and the almost total shutdown of the tourism industry in Fiji, Ocean Ventures Fiji, a PADI scuba diving operator based in the untouched Natewa Bay near Savusavu, decided to put their time to good use by writing a first-of-its kind coral reef ecology course.
Science Times reported on April that the Great Barrier Reef underwent its third major bleaching event in the last five years. The reef has experienced a back-to-back coral bleaching in 2016 and 2017 that killed almost half the reef's corals.