Posts filed in Scientific Studies

Study: Vampire Squid Thrive On Feces And Ocean Debris

Posted Thursday September 27, 2012 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – September 26, 2012 22:21 EST MONTEREY, California—...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – September 26, 2012 22:21 EST MONTEREY, California— About 100 years ago, marine biologists hauled the first vampire squid up from the depths of the sea....

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Unknown coral hotspots discovered off US East Coast

Posted Thursday September 27, 2012 by Reef Relief

OurAmazingPlanet. msnbc.msn.com updated 9/26/2012 3:51:26 PM ET A survey of underwater canyons...

OurAmazingPlanet. msnbc.msn.com updated 9/26/2012 3:51:26 PM ET A survey of underwater canyons off the U.S. East Coast found a number of previously unknown hotspots for deep-sea corals. The exploration, the...

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NOAA: Study Finds That Ocean Acidification Is Accelerated In Nutrient-Rich Areas

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2012 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – September 24, 2012 21:01 EST SILVER SPRING,...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – September 24, 2012 21:01 EST SILVER SPRING, Marlyland — Carbon dioxide released from decaying algal blooms, combined with ongoing increases in atmospheric carbon emissions, leads...

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Scientists investigate reports of a massive coral deaths off Kauai

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2012 by Reef Relief

 By Catherine Cruz. http://www.kitv.com/ 9:54 AM HST Sep 22, 2012 HONOLULU —...

 By Catherine Cruz. http://www.kitv.com/ 9:54 AM HST Sep 22, 2012 HONOLULU — A mysterious coral die-off on Kauai’s north shore is prompting a team of scientists to take a closer...

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Coral Scientists Use New Model to Find Where Corals Are Most Likely to Survive Climate Change

Posted Wednesday September 12, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Marine conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society...

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Marine conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society working with other coral reef experts have identified heat-tolerant coral species living in locations with continuous background temperature...

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Trawling could harm oceans like ploughing land: scientists

Posted Wednesday September 12, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Nina Chestney LONDON | Wed Sep 5, 2012 1:33pm EDT (Reuters)...

By Nina Chestney LONDON | Wed Sep 5, 2012 1:33pm EDT (Reuters) – Bottom trawling by fishermen, long believed to harm marine life, may be even more damaging than previously...

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Lemon sharks ‘learn’ skills by watching each other

Posted Wednesday September 12, 2012 by Reef Relief

9 September 2012 By Matt Bardo Reporter, BBC Nature. Lemon sharks have...

9 September 2012 By Matt Bardo Reporter, BBC Nature. Lemon sharks have the ability to learn from each other’s behaviour, scientists have found. The team compared the performance of inexperienced...

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Improving Water Quality Can Help Save Coral Reefs

Posted Monday August 20, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2012) — Research from the University of Southampton and...

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2012) — Research from the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton has found that an imbalance of nutrients in reef waters can increase the...

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The Last Chance To Save The Aquarius Reef Base

Posted Tuesday August 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

Written by: Fabien Cousteau.  reposted from http://www.fastcoexist.com/ Fabien Cousteau paid a visit...

Written by: Fabien Cousteau.  reposted from http://www.fastcoexist.com/ Fabien Cousteau paid a visit to Sylvia Earle and the underwater base in danger of losing its funding, and says that the work...

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Scientists discover pillar corals spawning off Key Largo

Posted Thursday August 09, 2012 by Reef Relief

Published On: Aug 08 2012 06:27:40 PM EDT. http://www.local10.com/ KEY LARGO, Fla. –...

Published On: Aug 08 2012 06:27:40 PM EDT. http://www.local10.com/ KEY LARGO, Fla. – For the first time ever, scientists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have documented male and...

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Scientists Discover New Threats to Corals

Posted Tuesday July 31, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Stephen Leahy. INTER PRESS SERVICE.  July 31, 2012 CAIRNS, Australia, Jul...

By Stephen Leahy. INTER PRESS SERVICE.  July 31, 2012 CAIRNS, Australia, Jul 24 2012 (IPS) – Most corals thrive only in shallow waters, where there is enough light for them...

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World’s northernmost coral reef discovered off Japan

Posted Tuesday July 31, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Crystal Gammon OurAmazingPlanet. 07/31/12 When you think of coral reefs, you...

By Crystal Gammon OurAmazingPlanet. 07/31/12 When you think of coral reefs, you probably picture scuba divers gliding through warm, crystal-clear waters. And for the most part, you’d be right: more...

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Coral Reefs in the Indo-Pacific Ocean Naturally Tougher Than Caribbean Reefs

Posted Friday July 13, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including...

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Great Barrier Reef, recover faster from major stresses than their Caribbean counterparts, leading marine scientists have said....

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Viruses May Be Causing Coral Bleaching and Decline Around the World

Posted Friday July 13, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear...

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and...

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Ocean Acidity Biggest Threat to Coral Reefs

Posted Tuesday July 10, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Associated Press | July 9, 2012 (SYDNEY) — Ocean acidification has...

By Associated Press | July 9, 2012 (SYDNEY) — Ocean acidification has emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs across the world, acting as the “osteoporosis of...

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Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels Off Coast of Pacific Northwest

Posted Thursday July 05, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (July 4, 2012) — Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of...

ScienceDaily (July 4, 2012) — Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led...

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Pictures: 25 New Reef Fish Found—”Beautiful” Basslet, More

Posted Friday June 29, 2012 by Reef Relief

National Geographic Daily News. June 28, 2012 Already known to science, the...

National Geographic Daily News. June 28, 2012 Already known to science, the “bizarre looking” scorpionfish Pteroidichthys amboinensis is among the world’s more than 1,200 species of venomous fish. See more...

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ATTENTION ALL DIVERS AND SNORKLERS WHO HAVE VISITED THE FLORIDA KEYS

Posted Thursday June 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

Georgia Aquarium, in partnership with Georgia State University, is conducting an online...

Georgia Aquarium, in partnership with Georgia State University, is conducting an online survey of SCUBA divers and snorkelers who visited the Florida Keys. The goal is to identify visitor awareness...

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Baby manta rays can ‘breathe’ in womb, ultrasound finds

Posted Thursday June 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Stephanie Pappas updated 6/6/2012 12:26:14 PM ET A rare ultrasound glimpse...

By Stephanie Pappas updated 6/6/2012 12:26:14 PM ET A rare ultrasound glimpse at a fetal manta ray reveals that that these graceful fish can “breathe” in the womb. Unlike most...

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Beneath Arctic ice, scientists find an ecosystem never imagined (+video)

Posted Monday June 11, 2012 by Reef Relief

Scientists report finding a massive bloom of phytoplankton hidden under Arctic ice,...

Scientists report finding a massive bloom of phytoplankton hidden under Arctic ice, suggesting that, as the ice thins and melts, the region is becoming vastly more biologically productive. By Pete...

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