Coral

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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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Mediterranean ecosystem suffering ‘marine wildfire’ as temperatures peak
Parts of Mediterranean are 6C warmer than usual for time of year due to global heating, say scientists

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

29, Jul, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Tanya Plibersek declares environment ‘is back front and centre’ in Australia at UN ocean conference
Environment minister receives enthusiastic welcome in Lisbon and flags five blue carbon projects to safeguard ocean health

Katharine Murphy Political editor

27, Jun, 2022 @2:40 AM

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One of UK’s rarest corals set to expand its range as climate change warms seas
Pink sea fan, at risk from bottom-trawling, predicted to spread northwards around coast up to Scotland as sea temperatures rise

Karen McVeigh

27, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Click, clack and pop: sounds indicate health of coral reefs, study finds
Monitoring the planet’s ailing coral is costly and arduous. Now new research shows that scientists can do it by listening in

Sofia Quaglia

25, May, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Sinking Maldives plans to reclaim land from the ocean
Vulnerable island nation split over project to dredge millions of tonnes of sand to create land for resorts and industry on Unesco reserve

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

23, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Pharmacy in the sea: Dolphins ‘use coral as medicine for skin ailments’
New research suggests the cetaceans may be self-medicating for their skin ailments, adding to evidence of the medicinal properties of some corals and sponges

Sofia Quaglia

19, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Highly contagious marine epidemic rips through Caribbean’s coral reefs
Frustration among scientists as many islands, hard hit by Covid and hurricanes, struggle to fight stony coral tissue loss disease

CJ Clouse

23, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Great Barrier Reef authority confirms unprecedented sixth mass coral bleaching event
Aerial surveys show almost no reefs across a 1,200km stretch escaping the heat, prompting scientists to call for urgent action on climate crisis

Graham Readfearn

25, Mar, 2022 @4:14 AM

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Great Barrier Reef hit by sixth mass bleaching event, leading coral scientist says
Prof Terry Hughes says he believes bleaching is under way as the Australian government conducts monitoring flights over 2,300km reef

Graham Readfearn in Brisbane

17, Mar, 2022 @2:47 AM

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Sun sets on Mexico’s paradise beaches as climate crisis hits home
Rising sea levels and fierce storms threaten Quintana Roo’s coastline, and with it the ribbon of beach resorts and timeshares

Feike de Jong in Tulum, Mexico

14, Mar, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Reef ball burials: the new trend for becoming ‘coral’ when you die
Do underwater cremation memorials help people regenerate marine habitats in death or are they a ‘greenwashing’ gimmick?

Abby Young-Powell

21, Feb, 2022 @7:45 AM

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