Coral Reefs Are Increasingly Threatened by the One-Two Punch of Cyclones and Bleaching
But scientists are having a hard time illustrating these problems as shifting baselines continue to redefine what is considered normal for reef health.
Measuring the Continued Destruction of Coral in the Great Barrier Reef
Australian scientists now report that coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef has fallen sharply in all three sections of the reef for the first time in 35 years of continuous monitoring.
The Interminable Debate Around Deep Sea Mining Regulations
The International Seabed Council once again failed to come to an agreement over the rules to govern the practice of mining valuable resources in deep ocean habitats.
How Coral Bleaching Events Affect Ecological Diversity
As a result of rising ocean temperatures coral bleaching is becoming more common, and it's causing a biotic homogenization of local fish populations.
Our Plastic Waste Is Destroying the World's Coral Reefs
New research shows the extent to which our dependence on plastic is infecting, damaging, and killing coral reefs from Thailand to Australia.