Posts tagged with coral

Rare glimpse into how coral procreates could aid future conservation

Posted Wednesday April 08, 2015 by Reef Relief

A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time...

A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to research published in the open access journal BMC...

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Please support Florida House Bill 611 Disposable Plastic Bags

Posted Wednesday February 11, 2015 by Reef Relief

Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing...

Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing plastic bags within our environment in Florida. State Representative David Richardson, Miami Beach has filed House Bill 611...

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Colorful corals protect the algae inside

Posted Friday February 06, 2015 by Reef Relief

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla 30 January 2015 Ecologists have long wondered how...

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla 30 January 2015 Ecologists have long wondered how two coral reefs—sitting right next to each other in the ocean—can be drastically different shades of color. The...

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Save centuries-old corals from destruction

Posted Tuesday January 20, 2015 by Reef Relief

NRDC Petition Off the Atlantic coast, undersea canyons with vibrant deep-sea corals...

NRDC Petition Off the Atlantic coast, undersea canyons with vibrant deep-sea corals provide food and shelter for squid, lobsters, and endangered fin and sperm whales. But as a global appetite...

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Study: Bleaching events impair long-term coral reproduction

Posted Tuesday November 25, 2014 by Reef Relief

19 November 2014 .Smithsonian Magazine A new study by Florida State University...

19 November 2014 .Smithsonian Magazine A new study by Florida State University and Smithsonian Institution biologists shows that bleaching events brought on by rising sea temperatures are having a detrimental...

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Battle for the Reef

Posted Tuesday September 02, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Marian Wilkinson and Ali Russell. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners Four Corners and reporter Marian...

By Marian Wilkinson and Ali Russell. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners Four Corners and reporter Marian Wilkinson take you inside the agency that approved one of the most contentious environmental decisions this year. In...

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Social-Ecological Marine Restoration: A New Vision of Benefits for Nature – And People

Posted Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Reef Relief

Posted by The Nature Conservancy in Ocean Views on August 21, 2014....

Posted by The Nature Conservancy in Ocean Views on August 21, 2014. newswatch.nationalgeographic.com By Dr. Michael Beck, lead marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy Location Post: The Gulf of Aqaba. Red...

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Lower Keys Coral Bleaching Report (August 22, 2014)

Posted Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Reef Relief

VICE Magazine Vol. 21 No. 8         .http://coralmorphologic.com Having...

VICE Magazine Vol. 21 No. 8         .http://coralmorphologic.com Having been preoccupied with the Miami Coral Rescue Mission this summer, we finally made our first excursion to the...

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Reef Relief announces new multi-lingual reef etiquette guide

Posted Monday August 11, 2014 by Reef Relief

For Immediate Release                                   Contact: Reef Relief 305-294-3100 (Key West, FL) –Monday,...

For Immediate Release                                   Contact: Reef Relief 305-294-3100 (Key West, FL) –Monday, August 11, 2014 Reef Relief announces a new resource to make visits to our reefs “reef –friendly”. Coral...

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Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem

Posted Tuesday July 01, 2014 by Reef Relief

From Tracy Gill – NOAA Federal Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln...

From Tracy Gill – NOAA Federal Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem: UN http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/plastic-waste-causes-usd-13-bln-damage-to-marine-ecosystem-un-114062400540_1.html Plastic waste causes an annual damage of USD 13 billion to the...

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UPDATE: Majuro coral mining

Posted Friday March 14, 2014 by Reef Relief

Coral Ecologist  to be prosecuted for "criminal trespass" for a snorkel survey...

Coral Ecologist  to be prosecuted for "criminal trespass" for a snorkel survey done in August 2012 Sad update to the Dr. Dean Jacobson’s fight to stop dredging of beautiful reefs...

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New study reveals timeline of future coral reef decline, highlights urgent need for action

Posted Wednesday February 19, 2014 by Reef Relief

Contact: Jeff Burgett, PICCC Science Coordinator 808-687-6149 Email: [email protected] Honolulu, Hawai’i.   ...

Contact: Jeff Burgett, PICCC Science Coordinator 808-687-6149 Email: [email protected] Honolulu, Hawai’i.                    Coral reefs are home to more than 25% of all...

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Toxicological effects of the sunscreen UV filter, benzophenone-2, on planulae and in vitro cells of the coral, Stylophora pistillata

Posted Tuesday January 28, 2014 by Reef Relief

Abstract Benzophenone-2 (BP-2) is an additive to personal-care products and commercial solutions...

Abstract Benzophenone-2 (BP-2) is an additive to personal-care products and commercial solutions that protects against the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. BP-2 is an “emerging contaminant of concern” that is...

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Petition to List 81 Marine Species under the ESA

Posted Monday October 28, 2013 by Reef Relief

NOAA Fisheries Background On July 15, 2013, NMFS received a petition from WildEarth Guardians...

NOAA Fisheries Background On July 15, 2013, NMFS received a petition from WildEarth Guardians [pdf] to list 81 species as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act....

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Sponges help coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts

Posted Wednesday October 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News. 7 October 2013 The mystery...

By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News. 7 October 2013 The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in "ocean deserts" has been solved, scientists say. Reefs are among Earth's most...

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How to Become an Environmentally Safe Diver

Posted Wednesday July 24, 2013 by Reef Relief

Dive.in Online Divng Magazine When you begin diving one of the most...

Dive.in Online Divng Magazine When you begin diving one of the most important aspects is an understanding of the environment and respect for it. With just a bit of knowledge...

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