Posts filed in Scientific Studies

Deforestation reefs’ worst threat

Posted Monday June 10, 2013 by Reef Relief

The University of Western Australia    Monday, 10 June 2013 Better land...

The University of Western Australia    Monday, 10 June 2013 Better land use is the key to preventing further damage to the world's coral reefs, according to a study published...

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Deformed fish in Alberta: Scientist thinks he knows why

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:57PM EDT OTTAWA –...

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:57PM EDT OTTAWA – A renowned Canadian scientist says there appear to be similarities between fish deformities found downstream from Alberta's oilsands...

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Has Canada’s government been muzzling its scientists?

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News. 2 April 2013 Canada's Information...

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News. 2 April 2013 Canada's Information Commission is to investigate claims that the government is "muzzling" its scientists. The move is in response to...

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Record Dolphin, Sea Turtle Deaths Since Gulf Spill

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

Apr 2, 2013 02:27 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas . Discovery...

Apr 2, 2013 02:27 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas . Discovery News The Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico nearly three years ago, but the...

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Artefacts offer Pacific shark species absence clues

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

3 April 2013. By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nineteenth Century...

3 April 2013. By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nineteenth Century tools made from sharks' teeth suggest that two species of shark used to populate the Central Pacific but...

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Fisheries Economics of the United States 2011

Posted Thursday March 07, 2013 by Reef Relief

March 7, 2013. NOAA Fisheries Service Today we released the report Fisheries Economics...

March 7, 2013. NOAA Fisheries Service Today we released the report Fisheries Economics of the United States 2011.  The report provides economic statistics on U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries and marine-related...

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Our nutrient world: food, pollution and agriculture

Posted Thursday February 21, 2013 by Reef Relief

February 18, 2013. www.sciencemediacentre.org A new report commissioned by the United Nations...

February 18, 2013. www.sciencemediacentre.org A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered global cycling of nitrogen, phosphorus  and other nutrients.  While...

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Pink and purple pigments act as sunscreen for corals

Posted Monday February 11, 2013 by Reef Relief

7 February 2013, by Tom Marshall. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk The chemicals that give some...

7 February 2013, by Tom Marshall. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk The chemicals that give some corals their luminous pink and red colours also protect them from damage caused by too much sunlight, scientists...

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How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

Posted Friday February 08, 2013 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily-Feb. 6, 2013 — Since the observations made by English naturalist Charles...

ScienceDaily-Feb. 6, 2013 — Since the observations made by English naturalist Charles Darwin on the Galapagos Islands, researchers have been interested in how physical barriers, such as isolation on a...

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New Evidence Highlights Threat to Caribbean Coral Reef Growth: Many Caribbean Coral Reefs Are Starting to Erode

Posted Thursday January 31, 2013 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily. Jan. 29, 2013 — Coral reefs build their structures by both...

ScienceDaily. Jan. 29, 2013 — Coral reefs build their structures by both producing and accumulating calcium carbonate, and this is essential for the maintenance and continued vertical growth capacity of...

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Effects of hurricanes, land use, and water management on nutrient and microbial pollution: St. Lucie Estuary, southeast Florida.

Posted Thursday January 10, 2013 by Reef Relief

Lapointe, B.E.; Herren, L.W., and Bedford, B.J., 2012. Effects of hurricanes, land...

Lapointe, B.E.; Herren, L.W., and Bedford, B.J., 2012. Effects of hurricanes, land use, and water management on nutrient and microbial pollution: St. Lucie Estuary, southeast Florida. Journal of Coastal Research,...

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Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:20pm AEDT. http://www.abc.net.au Scientists have captured footage of...

Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:20pm AEDT. http://www.abc.net.au Scientists have captured footage of an elusive giant squid, estimated to have grown as large as eight metres long, that roams the depths...

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US scientists’ consensus – Climate change is already having major effects on ecosystems and species

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/ Emerging consensus shows climate change is already having major effects on...

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/ Emerging consensus shows climate change is already having major effects on ecosystems and species December 2012. Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of...

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A Glimmer of Hope for Coral Reefs

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

by Dennis Normile on 7 January 2013, 3:10 PM. Science Now Climate...

by Dennis Normile on 7 January 2013, 3:10 PM. Science Now Climate change is expected to devastate coral reefs, as warmer oceans are believed to be inhospitable to corals. But...

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South China Sea ecological balance in peril

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

2012-12-26 From APDF staff reports. http://apdforum.com/ Environmentalist warn that heavy commercial fishing,...

2012-12-26 From APDF staff reports. http://apdforum.com/ Environmentalist warn that heavy commercial fishing, poorly planned land use and forms of destructive resource raids including mass fish poisoning, oil exploration and coral...

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NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act

Posted Friday December 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

NOAA press release: November 30, 2012 In compliance with a federal court...

NOAA press release: November 30, 2012 In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species...

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To Save a Coral Reef Enabler

Posted Friday December 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

Luiz Rocha, December 12, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/ Luiz Rocha, the curator of ichthyology...

Luiz Rocha, December 12, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/ Luiz Rocha, the curator of ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, writes from Belize, where he conducts research on one of the world’s...

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Wind and Solar Power Paired With Storage Could Power Grid 99.9 Percent of the Time

Posted Friday December 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

Science Daily Dec. 10, 2012 — Renewable energy could fully power a...

Science Daily Dec. 10, 2012 — Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according...

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Valuing Florida’s Clean Waters: Stockholm Environment Institute Report

Posted Wednesday November 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

In the first comprehensive review of its kind, the Stockholm Environment Institute,...

In the first comprehensive review of its kind, the Stockholm Environment Institute, based at Tufts University, has released a white paper that finds that algae and red tide outbreaks caused...

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In Hawaii, a coral reef infection has biologists alarmed

Posted Wednesday November 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles TimesNovember 27, 2012, 5:00 a.m. HANALEI, Hawaii...

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles TimesNovember 27, 2012, 5:00 a.m. HANALEI, Hawaii — When compiling a list of places that may be described as paradise, Hanalei Bay on the rugged...

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