Moment divers come face-to-face with pod of killer whales in rare encounter
"Something was different that morning," Ribka Malise said. "Out of nowhere, it happened."
Why fish poo could be vital for coral survival
Scientists have found that feces from certain fish species might act as a probiotic for coral reefs.
Grounded luxury yacht damaged 19K square feet of coral reef, officials say
Over 100 coral colonies were found to have been affected, and the towing of the boat left deep "trench-like" scars for nearly 50 feet in the ocean.
Coral Reef Taller than Empire State Building Found on Great Barrier Reef
The new coral reef, measuring 1,600 feet in height, is the first to be discovered in more than 120 years.
Mystery Algae of No Known Origin Discovered on Hawaii Coral Reef
Scientists say the algae has "tumbleweed-like" growth and smothers entire reefs.
Amazon Could Collapse Within Half a Century If Tipping Point Reached
Scientists show that ecosystems can collapse remarkably quickly once they have reached a tipping point. A "regime shift" can take place over human timescales of years and decades
Fossil Corals Suggest a Mass Extinction Is on the Way
"We are beginning to transition and go through the extinction," study author David Gruber said. "Who comes out the other side is up for grabs."
Coral Reefs Threatened by Mysterious Disease Compared to Ebola
A disease thought to be caused by a pathogen is ravaging stony coral reefs in Florida and the Caribbean.
Astonishing Rate of Post Industrial Global Warming Revealed in New Study
Earth had not seen carbon dioxide concentrations above current levels for at least two million years.
Global Warming Isn't the Only Cause of Coral Bleaching
"It is important for everyone to know that their actions on land impact their local reefs onshore: runoff from agriculture and sewage, particularly during storm events, compromise our reefs," an expert told Newsweek.
Coral Reef Resiliency Gives Scientists Some Hope
Coral reef resiliency after back-to-back marine heat waves has given scientists some hope.
'Coral Tick' Populations Are Killing Coral Reefs
Overfishing could be the main culprit.
Great Barrier Reef Has Nearly Died Off Multiple Times
But today's threats are far more intense than those of the past.
Bacteria Hitches a Ride on Your Trash, Killing Coral
This dynamic duo is another deadly threat to coral reefs. But people can do something about it.
Mexico: Ancient Warship, Steamboat and Lighthouse Found
The Dutch ship was carrying contraband when it sank.
Trump Is Wiping Out the World's Coral Reefs
More than 500 million people around the world rely on coral reefs directly for their livelihood, income and food.
Can a Giant Snail Save the Great Barrier Reef?
If all goes well, the giant triton snails—or even just their scent—could stand guard over the declining reefs.
Deep-Sea Corals Glow to Survive in the Ocean's Darkness
New research shows corals can re-emit sunlight as a red-orange glow.