secrets of corals spawning

Teams of scientists dive beneath the waves to study one of the planet’s most prolific and mysterious rites of reproduction: corals spawning – a spectacular event occurring once a year after the full moon. “While scientists have learned a lot since discovering the rite decades ago, much remains unknown, especially about the exact mix of environmental factors that trigger the synchronized […]

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NASA to capture coral reef health

The new NASA campaign CORAL, short for COral Reef Airborne Laboratory, will work to assess the condition coral reef ecosystems. They will collect data on the size and quality of the reefs using airplanes and water instruments striving to capture the most detailed views ever of the planet’s corals.  The researchers will visit the Great Barrier Reef, other reefs in Australia, along with reefs in Florida, Hawaii, […]

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Chile’s newest marine reserver

Chile has created the largest marine reserve in the Americas in the waters around the Desventuradas Islands. contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth. The Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, about the size of Italy, constitutes about eight percent of the ocean areas worldwide declared off-limits to fishing and governed by no-take protections. The area sits a two day boat […]

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