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January 7, 2017
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Clever Fish Keep Cool

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home. A group of international scientists has new evidence that coral reef fish – which struggle to adapt … Continue reading

November 18, 2016
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When corals met algae: Symbiotic relationship crucial to reef survival dates to the Triassic

The mutually beneficial relationship between algae and modern corals — which provides algae with shelter, gives coral reefs their colors and supplies both organisms with nutrients — began more than 210 million years ago, according to a new study by … Continue reading

October 20, 2012
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Why Are Coastal Salt Marshes Falling Apart?

Too many nutrients can cause extensive loss of marshes Salt marshes have been disintegrating and dying over the past two decades along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and other highly developed coastlines without anyone fully understanding why. This week in the … Continue reading

September 4, 2012
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Tracking Fish Through a Coral Reef Seascape

Ear-bone ‘tree rings’ provide evidence of connectivity Ocean scientists have long known that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, later moving as adults onto coral reefs. But the fishes’ movements, and the connections between … Continue reading

September 4, 2012
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Researchers Share Surprising Discovery about Coral Reef Ecology

Researchers at the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The general assumption has been that the more flexible corals are, … Continue reading

August 24, 2012
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Native Plants in Urban Yards Offer Birds “Mini-Refuges”

Landscaping with native vegetation helps local bird species Yards with plants that mimic native vegetation offer birds “mini-refuges” and help to offset losses of biodiversity in cities, according to results of a study published on August 22, 2012 in the … Continue reading

April 29, 2012
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Global Warming Refuge Discovered Near At-Risk Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati

Ocean currents may mitigate warming near handful of equatorial islands Scientists predict ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study shows that climate change … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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New Research Lowers Past Estimates of Sea-Level Rise

*Projections for the future still loom large* The seas are creeping higher as the planet warms. But how high could they go? Projections for the year 2100 range from inches to several feet, or even more. The sub-tropical islands of … Continue reading