May 20, 2021 Mongabay
Scientists working with the Allen Coral Atlas just launched the world’s first global, satellite-based reef-monitoring system.
March 4, 2021 By Elizabeth Pennisi Science Magazine
A comprehensive survey of corals has turned up billions of colonies across the Pacific Ocean. The work—based on actual head counts, satellite data, and informed estimates—suggests many species are not in immediate danger of extinction, and the census could help conservationists and policymakers make better decisions about how to protect reefs.
February 24, 2021 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
A new study found that moray eels are more abundant on reefs where sharks are absent due to human pressures.
November 12, 2020 By Ashleigh Papp Mongabay
For three years scientists with Raising Coral Costa Rica has been snapping off coral pieces from existing reefs to grow them in an underwater nursery.
October 27, 2020 By Nick Kilvert ABC Science
Researchers have found a new reef that is as tall as a skyscraper in the waters off Cape York in North Queensland. The ‘detached’ reef is — the first to be discovered in more than 120 years — is around 1.5 kilometres long, and rises from over 500 metres deep up to 40 metres below the surface.