Are reef corals stressed or just pessimistic?

The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme temperatures in 2017 was markedly different to one year earlier, following two back-to-back bouts of coral bleaching. Remarkably, corals that bleached and survived 2016 were more resistant in 2017 to a recurrence of hot conditions.

Are reef corals stressed or just pessimistic?

Climate change threatens coral reefs around the globe. The high temperatures associated with this phenomenon can lead to "bleaching," the breakdown of the symbiosis between corals and the algae ...

Fri 14 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Robot makes world-first baby coral delivery to Great Barrier Reef

Ecology and technology have combined to give nature a helping hand, using a robot to deliver heat-tolerant coral larvae directly onto Australia's Great Barrier Reef in the first small-scale ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

New research on deep reefs finds 195 species of coral

Queensland Museum scientists have used remotely operated vehicles and specialised diving techniques to find 195 coral species in deeper reef areas in the Great Barrier Reef region.

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs

The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the response ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Scientists want your underwater holiday shots

Happy snaps of the Great Barrier Reef form part of a huge citizen science project. Brian W. Pulling reports.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Could algae that are 'poor-providers' help corals come back after bleaching?

How much of the ability of a coral reef to withstand stressful conditions is influenced by the type of algae that the corals hosts?

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Robot Successfully Delivers Coral Babies to Great Barrier Reef

Call the drone midwife: A robot successfully delivered coral larvae directly onto the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. In a world first, an undersea android dispersed microscopic baby corals ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Geek.com

Killer drones will now deliver coral babies in the Great Barrier Reef - CNET

No longer just underwater assassins, the drones now disperse hundreds of thousands of coral babies throughout the reef.

Wed 12 Dec 18 from CNET

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'

Corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have become more resistant to rising temperatures after bleaching, scientists have found. The findings were published in Nature Climate Change.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

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