The ocean acidification that’s now occurring, as a result of increasing anthropogenic levels of carbon dioxide emissions, will led to cascading losses of biodiversity in many marine habitats and ecosystems, … [Read full article]
Tag: coral bleaching
Corals Grow To Be Much, Much Older Than Previously Assumed, Research Finds — Implications Relating To Ocean Acidification & Coral Bleaching Events
Specific coral genotypes (“individuals”) can live for more than 5,000 years (at the least) according to new research from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Penn State, and Dial Cordy & … [Read full article]
Major Global Coral Reef Bleaching Events Predicted For 2015
Warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans could be bringing major coral bleaching events to reefs around the world in 2015, according to the National Oceanic & … [Read full article]
Australian Marine Reserves Must Adapt to Climate Change
An Australian scientist told the Australian Academy of Science’s Earth System Outlook Conference in Canberra that Australia could be a world leader in developing marine reserves that are able to keep … [Read full article]
Majority of Coral Reefs at Risk Unless Climate Change is Halted
The current global hope regarding climate change is that we can minimize the warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, however this will not be enough if we want … [Read full article]
Coral Reefs See 2nd-Worst Year Ever in 2010
We’ve covered coral bleaching, the devastation of coral reefs and their relationship to global warming here on Planetsave numerous times over the past few years. For clear reasons: this is … [Read full article]
2010 Coral Die-Off Worst Ever?
I just wrote a few weeks ago on the possibility of coral reefs getting completely wiped out by 2100. Now, a couple recent research articles document the extensive damage to … [Read full article]
Massive Coral Die-Off From Spike in Ocean Temperatures off Coast of Indonesia
One of the most severe and rapid coral bleaching and die-off events ever recorded happens as waters off the Indonesian coast spike to 93 degrees Fahrenheit.