coral reefs

15 Most Surprising Trends for 2017

15 Most Surprising Trends for 2017

By Mary Hoff What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. The […]

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    Deep Coral Research Team Needs Your Help

    Deep Coral Research Team Needs Your Help

    By Kelsey Nowakowski, St. Thomas Source Over the last decade, shallow-water reefs have bleached and died off at alarming rates around the world. While this global trend continues, little attention has been given to deepwater reefs even though they’re faring much better as ocean temperatures warm. Since deepwater reefs are largely still intact, scientists think […]

    ‘Horrifying’ Research Seeks to Save Hawaii Reefs

    ‘Horrifying’ Research Seeks to Save Hawaii Reefs

    By Daniel Grossman At times, marine biologist Ruth Gates is appalled by the path her research has taken. “It’s horrifying,” she said recently, sitting in a spartan office at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Science. Gates, the institute’s director, manages a far-reaching research program to develop novel techniques to prevent climate change from harming the […]