Taking the Pulse of Coral Reefs

Photo Credit: University of BristolLas Perlas Archipelago coral reef. Science DailySeptember 25, 2010Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama. This has important implications for understanding the behaviour of young fish, and provides an exciting new approach for monitoring environmental health by listening to
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Coral Disease Outbreaks Linked To Winter Temperatures, Not Just Warm Summers

NOAASeptember 16, 2010 For the first time, scientists have linked mild water temperatures during the preceding winter period with outbreaks of coral diseases on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. By studying satellite measurements of unusual sea surface temperatures, the international team of scientists also examined the magnitude of stress upon corals from unusually warm temperatures, particularly
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World pays high price for overfishing, studies say

A fisher sells salmon from his boat in Steveston,British Columbia September 1, 2010.Photo Credit: Andy Clark/Reuters By: Allan DowdReuters, September 14, 2010 Decades of overfishing have deprived the food industry of billions of dollars in revenue and the world of fish that could have helped feed undernourished countries, according to a series of studies released
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