Hundreds of Chinese fishing ships have anchored in the Spratlys region and dumped human waste, sewage, and wastewater, a U.S. expert said Monday.
The findings are some rare good news for corals around the world, which are facing numerous severe threats.
"The presence of corals in these extreme mangrove habitats challenges our understanding of the conditions some corals are capable of living in," researcher Emma Camp said.
Ambitious reef-wide health check could provide valuable information to save the largest barrier reef.
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"Global warming is happening. As a society, we need to understand how species and ecosystems will respond to such change," said study author Lewis Jones.
The vermin are starving complex ecosystems of a vital but surprising ingredient: bird droppings.
Rising water temperatures are killing corals—but researchers think we can stop the die-off.
This dynamic duo is another deadly threat to coral reefs. But people can do something about it.
"There's just no time for these systems to recover."
The foreboding creature has an equally foreboding namesake.
NOAA experts predict coral reefs in Florida, Hawaii and the Caribbean will be heavily impacted by global warming effects as soon as this summer.
Coral bleaching is decimating the globe's sea life, but some experts believe tapping the latest technology could reverse the trend.