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USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life

ST. PETERSBURG — Far from being gone, the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster appears to still be causing ecological damage in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from University of South Florida scientists. Read the St. Petersburg Times article

August 19, 2010
Colourful coral could light the way to cancer cure

“Nature has provided Sydney scientists with a brilliant underwater palette of colours that will help cancer research.” Read the Sydney Morning Herald August 14, 2010 article

August 19, 2010
Evolutionary Origins of Coral Sex Unraveled

“Scientists at University of Guam Marine Lab have uncovered the evolutionary origins of coral sex.” Read the oneindia article

August 19, 2010
How Corals Fight Back

“Australian researchers are a step closer to understanding the rapid decline of our coral reefs, thanks to a breakthrough study linking coral immunity with its susceptibility to bleaching and disease.” Read the ScienceDaily (Aug. 18, 2010) article

August 5, 2010
Oceans’ growing carbon dioxide levels may threaten coral reef fish

Oceans’ growing carbon dioxide levels may threaten coral reef fish Read the LA Times article

July 26, 2010
Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida’s Estuarine and Coastal Waters (statewide) and New Marine Numeric Nutrient Criteria Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Formed

Reef Relief has long worked to improve state and national standards for water quality in the Florida Keys, particularly on the reef and in Florida Bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadlines for the proposed establishment of numeric nutrient criteria for Florida’s estuarine and coastal waters (statewide),  inland waters in South Florida (including […]