The latest findings suggest that ocean acidification by carbon dioxide may already be eroding reefs worldwide, and provide a crucial proof for a novel monitoring system tracking erosion on U.S. reefs.
Training Future Resource Stewards – The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship
The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship provides professional experience and training opportunities in coral reef resource management.
Protecting Coral Reefs from Climate Change Impacts through Sustainable Tourism
In the face of global climate change and coral reef degradation, the Green Fins initiative promotes conservation through sustainable reef-dependent businesses.
Coral Reef Ecosystems: Moving the Conservation Needle in a Positive Direction
Earthzine’s 2017 quarterly theme on coral reefs will highlight exciting and innovative work to move the needle of conservation in a positive direction—from expeditions to explore deep-sea corals to the declaration of 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef.
Call for Papers: Coral Reefs
IEEE Earthzine, an online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its second 2017 quarterly theme, Coral Reefs.
A Web-based Lesson on Ocean-Color Observations in the Red Sea: Phytoplankton Phenological Indices and Their Importance for Coral Reef Biology
A Web-based lesson called LearnEO! uses ocean color images to quantify phytoplankton seasonality and help us understand the functioning of coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1 percent of the world’s ocean surface, and yet they host 25 percent of all the marine species (1). Coral reefs deliver … Read More
Researchers find coral reefs at risk when sharks overfished
Originally Published by EarthSky -When shark populations in a coral reef system are severely reduced due to commercial fishing, herbivorous fish that graze on algae may also decline. Fewer herbivorous fish to keep algae growth in check in turn harms coral reefs. Conclusion: Healthy shark populations may aid the recovery of coral reefs whose futures are threatened across the globe.