Researchers: Soft Coral Builds Strong Reefs, Key To Health Of Oceans
Tel Aviv, Israel - Aug 16, 2011 23:03 EST
Scientists have long believed soft corals, one of the many endangered elements of marine life, are only minor contributors to the structure of coral reefs. But that's not true, says new research from Tel Aviv University — and the preservation...
Under Pressure: Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed To Stress
New York, New York - Aug 11, 2011 19:09 EST
Marine researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have created a map of the world's corals and their exposure to stress factors, including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors such as temperature...
Decade-Long Study Reveals Recurring Patterns Of Viruses In The Open Ocean
Santa Barbara, California - Aug 11, 2011 16:07 EST
Viruses fill the ocean and have a significant effect on ocean biology, specifically marine microbiology, according to a professor of biology at UC Santa Barbara and his collaborators.
Craig A. Carlson, professor with UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology,...
Under-The-Sea Art Exhibition Opens On A Sunken Ship Off Florida Coast
Key West, Florida - Aug 8, 2011 23:30 EST
An underwater art exhibit has debuted on a former Air Force missile-tracking ship sunk in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seven miles south of Key West to become an artificial reef.
Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke is exhibiting a dozen...
Man And The Last Great Wilderness: Human Impact On The Deep Sea
Washington, D.C. - Aug 1, 2011 19:15 EST
he oceans cover 71% of our planet, with over half with a depth greater than 3000 m. Although our knowledge is still very limited, we know that the deep ocean contains a diversity of habitats and ecosystems, supports high biodiversity,...
Shark Celebrity Auction Starts Tonight; Dinner With Wyland, Dr. Eugenie Clark, Amos Nachoum, Dr. Sylvia Clark, Dr. Erich Ritter... And Much More
Miami, Florida - Aug 1, 2011 19:08 EST
You've seen them on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Animal Planet, Nat Geo and the BBC − they are the top shark experts in the world! Now meet them in person for lunch or dinner, learn why they love sharks, and...
Geographic Analysis Offers New Insight Into White Band Coral Disease Spread
Gainsville, Florida - Aug 1, 2011 18:51 EST
In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.
Now a University...