Coral “oases” bring hope of reef recovery

With reefs in danger around the world, much of this valuable flood protection could be lost. A study released Tuesday pinpoints the value of coral reefs, finding coastal-flood-related damages around the world would be twice what they are now if not for this natural flood barrier.        

Coral “oases” bring hope of reef recovery

Unusually resilient reef patches might hold clues for critically endangered marine ecosystems. Kimberly Riskas reports.

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Coral reef 'oases' offer glimmer of hope

The identification of small 'oases' in the world's oceans, where corals appear to be thriving, could offer vital insights in the race to save one of the world's most threatened ecosystems.

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Local interventions boost coral's resilience to bleaching

Local conservation actions, like rounding up predatory snails, can significantly boost the resilience of corals to climate-induced bleaching, according to a study led by Duke University researchers.

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Coral reefs losing ability to keep pace with sea-level rise

Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, leaving tropical coastlines and low-lying islands exposed to increased erosion and flooding risk, ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Coral havens might bring worldwide hope for reefs

The overall situation is still very bleak, but there are a few very bright spots.

Tue 19 Jun 18 from ZME Science

These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats

A new study found "oases" of resilient coral reefs around the world that are beating the odds against warming, pollution, and other impacts.

Tue 19 Jun 18 from National Geographic

Coral reefs protect our coasts — and our wallets

Acting as soon as possible is best -- both for the corals, and ourselves.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from ZME Science

Coral reefs save billions of dollars worldwide by preventing floods

With reefs in danger around the world, much of this valuable flood protection could be lost. A study released Tuesday pinpoints the value of coral reefs, finding coastal-flood-related damages ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from USA today

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