Coral

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‘Extinction crisis’ of sharks and rays to have devastating effect on other species, study finds
Almost two-thirds of sharks and rays living on world’s coral reefs at risk, with 14 of 134 species reviewed critically endangered

Graham Readfearn

17, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh: ‘The polar regions are the ground zero of the climate crisis’
By braving some of the most forbidding waters on the planet, Lewis Pugh uses his unique brand of ‘Speedo diplomacy’ to draw the attention of the world’s leaders to the devastating effects of global warming

Tim Lewis

15, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘The closest humans come to being a fish’: how scuba is pushing new limits
Scientists have begun to explore the ocean’s ‘middle light’ – the mesophotic zone, a lesser-known part of our seas – with new rebreathers

Helen Scales

28, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Great Barrier Reef flagged as ‘in danger’ world heritage site. What does this mean?
Scientists have made recommendation for the reef. So what did their report say, how might the government respond and what happens next?

Graham Readfearn

29, Nov, 2022 @2:48 AM

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says
Experts from Unesco and IUCN find climate change threatens reef’s values and work to improve water quality is too slow

Graham Readfearn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Record heat over Great Barrier Reef raises fears of second summer of coral bleaching
‘This does not bode well,’ reef scientist says, as highest November temperatures reached since 1985

Graham Readfearn

25, Nov, 2022 @6:07 AM

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What happens when humans meddle with nature?
Seven ways in which our destruction of the natural world has led to deadly outcomes

Phoebe Weston

22, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cop27: coral conservation groups alarmed over ‘catastrophic losses’
World faces ‘stark reality that there is no safe limit of global warming for coral reefs’, says researcher

Oliver Milman in Sharm el-Sheikh

17, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘A beautiful milestone’: coral grown in Great Barrier Reef nursery spawns for first time
Researchers hope corals grown from fragments that had survived bleaching will tolerate future marine heatwaves

Donna Lu

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Discovered in the deep: the rainbow fish that’s born female and becomes male
Scientists in the Maldives were only able to reach the rose-veiled fairy wrasse by using specialised diving gear

Helen Scales

19, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Good news everyone! The Great Barrier Reef is saved! Ian the Climate Denialist Potato explains
It seems the reef wasn’t ruined by mass bleaching after all – it was probably just sunscreen and wokeism

First Dog on the Moon

31, Aug, 2022 @6:18 AM

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Record coral cover on parts of Great Barrier Reef, but global heating could jeopardise recovery
Fast-growing species of branching and plate-like corals push cover up but are also the preferred prey for crown-of-thorns starfish

Graham Readfearn

03, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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