Dave McKell from Perth had been eating Gold Reef canned peaches from the same tin every morning for the last two weeks before spotting a shocking discovery floating in the syrup.
Coral Vita, a mission-driven for-profit company, wants a thriving reef restoration economy to preserve reefs for future generations.
A new "baby" island has been spotted in the middle of the ocean hours after an underwater volcano erupted.The Home Reef volcano – found in the Central Tonga Islands – erupted this month and within hours, the Earth's newest land...
The little atoll located southwest of Tonga's Late Island measured roughly 8.6 acres and stood at around 50 feet above sea level, Tonga's Geological Services said.
This is much earlier than we assumed coastal cities would be having issues.
44 of the 48 most populous coastal cities have areas sinking faster than the sea is rising, driven by groundwater pumping and compacted soil from heavy buildings
Film crew cameras caught the awful moment a sting ray struck the TV legend as he snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef in 2006 but speculation has raged about the fate of the footage ever since.
New equipment designed by British Antarctic Survey is helping scientists to study the impact of microplastics in the ocean. The Ocean Plastic Incubator Chamber (OPIC) exposes various types of plastics …
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NASA's ISS has captured a stunning time-lapse of an aurora display that covered the Indian Ocean all the way to the Coral Sea of Australia.
Scientists at the Florida Aquarium have made a breakthrough in the race to save Caribbean coral: For the first time, marine biologists have successfully reproduced elkhorn coral, a critical species, using aquarium technology.
Most animals can’t pass on mutations that arise spontaneously throughout their lives—but Elkhorn corals can.
The iconic getaway town of Atlantic City is known to some for its casinos, others for its amusement park, and about 38,500 people call it home. But sea levels are rising and flooding is increasing. (Aug. 30) (AP Video:Ted Shaffrey)
PARIS: Even without any future global warming, Greenland's melting ice sheet will cause major sea level rise, with potentially "ominous" implications over this century as temperatures continue to rise, according to a study published Monday.
A dramatic clifftop home with 'world class' sea views has gone on the market for offers over £1.95million. The home is about 100ft above sea level that looks out over St Austell Bay in Cornwall.
The Bureau of Meteorology increased the El Nino-Southern Oscillation La Nina outlook from 'watch' to 'alert' on Tuesday afternoon with the third La Nina in a row 'likely' to form in spring.
Australia is set to receive a third consecutive year of La Nina as Higgins Storm Chasing warned the nation was about to become 'the land meat between an Indian and Pacific ocean sandwich' of bad weather.
Airlie Beach came alive for the 2022 Great Barrier Reef Festival. See who turned out for the glorious event.
Scientists have revealed the latest stats regarding 'coral cover' - the area on a reef that's covered by live coral - in the famous reef in Queensland, Australia.
The Reef Company, backed by IBM and Microsoft, hopes to offset carbon emissions and support coastal economies by restoring coral reef ecosystems
The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences said the central and northern stretches of the reef saw record high coral cover in 36 years.
Parts of the reef see the most coral growth in 36 years - but it is highly vulnerable to threats.
Days of higher-than-normal high tides are rising along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, NOAA says, warning of the increased potential for flooding.
Park scientist Scott Gende said the Ocean Rangers were essential to the park’s tourism structure.
Scouted/The Daily Beast/Amazon/KinfieldScouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.I love going to the beach more than any other summer activity. Obviously, when I’m at the beach, I’ve got to get a healthy layer of sunscreen on to keep me from turning into a boiled lobster. That being said, there are major differences between the different types of sunscreen on the market. One of the most important distinctions to make is whether or not the sunscreen is reef friendly.Many sunscreens are made with chemicals that eventually leak off in the ocean and have been proven to be harmful to local sealife and in particular, coral reefs. The good news is that there are now reef-friendly alternatives that offer just as much protection...
Rapid melting can impact sea level rise and also countries that rely on seasonal water supply from melting glaciers, said scientist William Lipscomb.
Corals can grow in the depths of the ocean and illuminate those dark waters - but now researchers have discovered that their fluorescent colors serve as a way to lure their prey.
The process driven by climate change poses a threat to the future of the fishery and aquaculture industries, researchers say.
On Wednesday morning Chris Smith, said we don't need to get worked up about the Coral Princess and even went as far as to say the passengers 'knew what they were walking into.'
More than 100 passengers and staff were infected on the Coral Princess as it travelled from Port Douglas in Far North Queensland to Brisbane on Sunday.
More than 100 people had to be rescued after a tourist charter boat struck a reef off the Queensland coast last night
Researchers from Zoological Society London (ZSL) have revealed how vital nutrients in dolphin poo can enhance coral reef productivity and resilience.
Companies eager to scrape the ocean floor 5,000 to 6,000 meters below sea level stand to earn billions harvesting manganese, cobalt, copper and nickel.
The Blue Planet looks spectacular. NanoAvionics put a GoPro that was mounted on a selfie stick on one of its satellites to capture a stunning view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.
At least 60 hikers were stranded on a Utah mountain last week, as Capitol Reef National Park endured heavy flooding that swept away vehicles and made for dangerous conditions.
Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon...
The marine area off the coast of Kenya at Wasini Island, jointly managed by a foundation and the island’s community, has been planting over 8,000 corals a year since 2010 and placed about 800 artificial reef structures in the channel in a bid to restore Wasini’s coral gardens
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastFarming is a freshwater enterprise, but rising sea levels caused by a warming world threaten that—especially in river deltas where the boundary between ocean and estuary are in flux. The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is one such threatened food production site. A 2021 study found that rising sea levels will increase water salinity, or the amount of salt in water. This will exacerbate the problem of salinization caused upstream by mining and road runoff, and greatly reduce the amount of land that can be farmed.There will be many daunting challenges to facing future populations, and they are as political as they are technological. But for farmers, when it comes to managing business day to day and planning investments in terms of growing seasons more...
Carving is Daniel Shimout's passion and profession. The 49-year-old from Coral Harbor has had to step away from his craft for the last three years while he battles cancer.
The stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak, researchers say, could become the “most deadly disturbance ever recorded in the Caribbean."
A new study from the University of Montpellier, France has found that the reef fish humans find 'ugly' are more likely to be endangered than more colourful and aesthetically pleasing species.
Change in range of roseate spoonbils are evidence of a rebounding population, but also sea level rise and warmer temperatures, experts say.
[UN News] The Ocean is the planet's largest ecosystem, regulating the climate, and providing livelihoods for billions. But its health is in danger. The second UN Ocean Conference, due to take place in June, will be an important opportunity to redress the damage that mankind continues to inflict on marine life and livelihoods.
Researchers in Alaska are developing an autonomous drone that can measure carbon dioxide levels in oceans, which are absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide. The process known as ocean acidification threatens many marine species. (May 25)
Researchers from the University of Utah have found the elusive chemical in common soft corals living off the coast of Florida.
The noise of motorboats over the Great Barrier Reef can stress its inhabitants, stunting the growth of young fish and leaving them less likely to live to adulthood
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A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic.The 721 metre-long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters above sea level....
Shoreline erosion and sea level rise have wiped out three coastal homes in North Carolina this year, and experts are warning it'll happen again.
DOLNI MORAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic.The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above sea level. It connects two ridges of the mountains and hangs up to 95 meters (312 feet) above the valley below.Sky Bridge 721, as it is known, is located in the northeastern part of the country in the Kralicky Sneznik mountain range near the border with Poland, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Prague. The bridge offers unusual views for visitors who have a head for heights. Up to 500 people will be allowed to be on the bridge at any one time, although that number is halved for the first two weeks following Friday's...
Here are the top stories for Wednesday, May 11th: Biden addresses food price hikes; Inflation slows slightly, but remains high; American journalist shot and killed in West Bank; Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral shows danger signs.
Two beach houses collapsed along North Carolina's coast and were taken under by the powerful waves and high tides of the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. National Park Service officials said. The two unoccupied homes – housed apart at 24265 and 24235 Ocean Drive – were in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, and no one was hurt. The park service closed the areas around the houses as debris from the homes spread. Officials said they'd work closely with the homeowners to coordinate in coordinating cleanup. The two homes that collapsed Tuesday marked the third time a house was taken under by the surf. A Rodanthe house collapsed in similar fashion in February. A public meeting in March hosted by the National Park Service noted that up to nine additional homes in the area were on the verge of collapsing as...
More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.
Australian scientists confirm the mass bleaching, yet are hopeful the world's largest coral reef ecosystem can recover.
The strange-looking feature was located in the Liliʻuokalani Ridge in the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean.
Egyptian authorities in the Red Sea governorate on Sunday to halt all marine acitivty in the Elphinstone Reef area south of Marsa Alam for a week following the appearance of a tiger shark. This includes diving, fishing, snorkeling, kite surfing and wind surfing. The Red Sea Marine Parks Authority (RSMPA) had submitted a report to …
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Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin.
Sinking land and rising oceans could push sea levels in our two biggest cities and many other parts of the country to double that generally projected – and much sooner than we first thought.
More than 20 houses by the shoreline were hugely impacted by the intrusion of sea water into the village.
The home-grown marine technology start-up wants to commercialise and scale up its 3D-printed terracotta reef tiles to restore corals and save degraded marine ecosystems around the world.
The new island in the South Pacific has grown to be 8.6 acres with an elevation near 50 feet about sea level. Time will tell if it will last.
The threat of sea level rise played a key role in the decision to move Wellington's light rail route away from the airport and to the southern suburbs instead, a ministerial briefing reveals.
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Researchers have resorted to applying antibiotics on corals to save Caribbean reefs from deadly disease, but there are concerns this could create antibiotic resistance in other marine animals
Homeowners around the Outer Banks or in St. Augustine, Florida, are just some of those along the East Coast feeling the slow power of sea-level rise.
Big tracts of Antarctica’s ice sheets could become a new source of sea level rise.
The Earth has already warmed more than 1 degree Celsius. New research suggests that above 1.5 degrees, massive ice melt, ocean current disruptions and coral die-offs are likely.
The Nullarbor Plain in southern Australia is an extremely flat and almost featureless desert that extends over 600 miles, but it once contained a vast, prehistoric ocean that led to the coral's formation.
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The federal budget includes a $25 million proposal from Virginia's senators to help Tangier Island in its losing battle against sea-level rise and erosion.
Researchers say this thriving reef near Tahiti is one of the largest healthy mesophotic reefs known to scientists.
Regardless of any future fossil fuel pollution, warming to date will cause the Greenland ice sheet to shed 3.3% of its volume, committing 27.4 centimeters ...
The National Navy SEAL MuseumAt 9 a.m. on June 14, eight days after the Normandy invasion, Lieutenant Commander Draper Kauffman and his team of frogmen motored in four landing craft toward the calm, turquoise, saltwater lagoon of Saipan. The men wore swimming trunks and were covered from head to toe in blue paint to provide camouflage in Saipan’s lagoon. Some wore knee pads and baby blue canvas shoes for crawling over the sharp coral reef. Lashed to their belts were sheave knives, as well as small charges of rubber-cased explosives for detonating mines.It was the first large-scale daylight operation by the Navy’s Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT), an elite unit of frogmen assigned to scout enemy-held Pacific islands and blow up coastal defenses ahead of Allied landings. To this day, few people...
MIAMI (AP) — Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an effort to develop hybrid reefs.The team from the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science was on a mission to collect eggs and sperm from spawning staghorn coral, which they hope to use to fertilize other strains of staghorn corals in a lab.It's all part of a $7.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help address security threats to the military and civilian infrastructure along vulnerable coastal regions in Florida and the Caribbean.The Miami-based project seeks to protect coastal bases from damaging hurricane storm surge using hybrid reefs.“Our mission is to develop hybrid reefs...
Rising sea levels will lead to catastrophic damage in South Australia, more than doubling the risk of flooding and bushfires in the state over the next 30 years, a leading oceanographer says.
The retailer of live animals and wildlife wholesaler pleaded guilty to illegally importing live stony corals without proper declarations.
A survey found that between August 2021 and May 2022, average hard coral cover in two areas of the Great Barrier Reef increased by about one-third.
By Sonali Paul and James Redmayne MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) -Two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring programme reported on Thursday. The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO world heritage-listed reef contrasted with the southern region, where there was a loss of coral cover due to crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks, the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) said in its annual report. "What we're seeing is that the Great Barrier Reef is still a resilient system. It still maintains that ability to recover from disturbances," AIMS monitoring programme leader Mike Emslie told Reuters. "But...
Barrels of DDT waste — along with other chemicals — were likely poured directly into the ocean near Catalina Island, according to federal regulators.
Parts of the Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest levels of coral cover since the 1980s, but scientists say climate change could undo the recovery.
While higher water temperatures led to a coral bleaching event in some areas in March, the temperatures did not climb high enough to kill the coral, according to the Australian government.
LONDON: Sea levels are increasing around Britain at a far faster rate than a century ago, while the country is warming slightly more than the global average, leading meteorologists said on Thursday.
The Coral Princess and its 2000-plus seasick and Covid-struck passengers remain off the Caloundra coast, unable to come into the port of Brisbane due to pounding seas.
[UN News] A small, quiet village in Kenya has found a new purpose in the fishing industry through a successful marine coral conservation project, the first of its kind in the Marine Protected Areas of the western side of the Indian Ocean.
Passengers disembarking from the Covid-infected Coral Princess cruise ship in Sydney have complained that people using the buffet coughed into their hands before picking up buffet tongs.
Sky News host Julia Bradley says the COVID-19-infected Coral Princess is the “first real test” for the cruise ship industry as it docks in Sydney.
“It does seem like the virus has been pretty well managed onboard – nothing like the Ruby Princess,” she said.
Health authorities are managing a COVID-19 outbreak of more than 100 people on the Coral Princess cruise ship which is sailing from Brisbane to Sydney.
Queensland Health has confirmed 100 of the 2300 guests and crew on the ship have tested positive and are isolating onboard.
Located almost 500 miles from India, the nearest continental land mass, the world's lowest-lying nation hopes to have come up with a sustainable solution to the stark reality of rising sea levels.
Despite the official end of the La Nina weather pattern last week, relentless rain, flood warnings and evacuation orders have returned due to an east coast low.
On a rocky ledge high above sea level and on one of Scotland’s most precious mountain landscapes, a tiny black and white visitor has settled into its summer home after a journey spanning thousands of miles.
Divers are unhappy with a decision to ban swimming and diving around Hon Mun island, a popular spot off Nha Trang, while officials evaluate damage to the area’s coral reefs and associated ecosystem.
Vietnam has banned swimming and scuba diving at a popular central tourist spot in an attempt to revive its damaged coral reef, officials said Monday.
A young hockey player from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, has been signed to play for a team in the United States. Twenty-four year-old Daniel McKitrick will be playing for the Mississippi Sea Wolves.
The vessel, which went down during a second world war battle with Japan, was located 6,895m below sea level off the Philippines.
England could face around 14 inches of sea level rise compared to historic levels within 30 years and is nearly certain to see close to 3ft of advancement by the end of the century, researchers have warned.
The Philippines has protested the "illegal" presence of over a hundred Chinese boats around a disputed reef in the flashpoint South China Sea, describing it as a source of regional instability, the government said.
For the first time, marine biologists have placed coral larvae at the base of offshore turbines in an attempt to grow new reefs. If the approach is successful, wind farms in tropical waters could provide safe haven for ocean wildlife
In March 2022 the CUPIDO project team embarked on the Italian research vessel Dallaporta in the Adriatic Sea to deploy a novel device measuring in-situ plastic degradation. The Ocean Plastic …
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Rhode Island researchers identify at-risk areas in cities worldwide for subsiding land.
[The Conversation Africa] Coastal retreat in West Africa is a pressing problem. The contact between land and sea on coasts produces intense erosion and sedimentation processes. When erosion is more intense than deposits of soil and sand, the sea advances and the coastline retreats. This can be caused by intense storms, coastal works, sand extraction or the rise in sea level.
[UN News] Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Wednesday.
Bottlenose dolphins appear to seek out certain corals and sponges that produce compounds with antibacterial or hormone-like properties
Researchers observe that a pod of dolphins in the Red Sea regularly rubs against certain corals and sponges, perhaps to sooth their skin by prompting the invertebrates to release mucus that contains...
The seven years from 2015 to 2021 have also been the warmest since the industrial revolution, with 2016 being the warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization report said.
The underwater temperature increase could cause sea levels to rise and have devastating consequences for ecosystems, researchers from the Universities of Exeter and of Brest warn.
A survey showed 91 percent of the reef experienced bleaching despite this year's cooler, wetter conditions associated with the La Nina weather pattern.
Tiny cilia on coral reef polyps coordinate to generate currents that run across the reef surface, perhaps to carry food to all colony members
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.Bleaching is caused by global warming, but this is the reef's first bleaching event during a La Niña weather pattern, which is associated with cooler Pacific Ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority said in its annual report released late Tuesday that found 91% of the areas surveyed were affected.Bleaching in 2016, 2017 and 2020 damaged two-thirds of the coral in the famed reef off Australia's eastern coast.Coral bleaches as a heat stress response and scientists hope most of the coral will recover from the current event, said David Wachenfeld, chief...
More than 90% of coral surveyed in the Great Barrier Reef this year was bleached, according to Australian government scientists. This is the fourth such mass event in seven years.
More than 90 per cent of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.
(CNN) – Warming waters from escalating climate change have caused coral bleaching in 91% of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef this year, according to new findings from an Australian government agency. Scientists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed in March this was the sixth mass bleaching event of the …
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Australian government scientists say 91% of the Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth mass event in seven years
A Florida marine biologist and his musician business partner have been on a mission to raise awareness about dying coral reefs with a company that presents the issue through science and art. (May 9)
Narayanan Iyer died at around 8,200 metres above sea level; his death is the third to be reported on Nepal Himalayas during the current climbing season, which started in March and is due to close at the end of May.
The results help us better understand why and how algae and corals co-exist.
Sinking land and rising oceans could push sea levels in our two biggest cities and many other parts of the country to double that generally projected – and much sooner than we first thought.
Conditions on the peak of Llullaillaco, 6739 above sea level, are cold, dry and hostile – but some mice somehow survive there