Coral Bleaching

Could Artificial Upwelling Help Reduce Coral Stress During A Bleaching Event?

We’ve often pondered, would pumping cold water up from the deep help corals during a bleaching event? It seems we’re not the only one to ask this question, as a new study published this week tests the hypothesis.  A study…

Aqualink Is Giving Away Smart Buoys For Ocean Research

A new ocean philanthropy organization, Aqualink, is giving away smart buoys with a temperature sensor. The sensors can be used to monitor reef temperature in real-time as well as connect into a global monitoring network. Applications from both reef restoration…

Australia Records Third Coral Bleaching Event in Five Years
One-quarter of the Great Barrier Reef suffered severe bleaching this summer in the most widespread outbreak ever witnessed. One of Australia's top Great Barrier Reef scientists says a third mass bleaching event in five years.  Prof Terry Hughes, director of…
Corals are Migrating to Cooler Water, Shifting Towards the Poles

A recent publication from Yale university is highlighting the response of certain coral species to climate change. Observations are done on a daily basis in Japan, Australia, US east Coast, Hawaii… that an ‘unheralded ecological regeneration may be underway’ in…

Biointeractive Animates Coral Bleaching To A Molecular Level

Coral Bleaching Animation We can across this short animation on YouTube that perfectly illustrates the process of coral bleaching down to a molecular level. If you’re trying to explain coral bleaching or even teaching this concept in a science class,…

Could Genetically Modified Algae Save Coral Reefs?

Coral Reefs Photosynthetic marine algae are crucial to the survival of the coral reefs. These tiny algae live symbiotically inside coral tissue and are responsible for converting sunlight into usable energy for the coral’s survival. Yet as we know all…

You’ve Never Seen Corals Like in the new Movie “Our Ocean, Our Future”

Our Ocean, Our Future is a new short film created by BioQuest Studios and the Tara Expeditions Foundation. You may recognize some of the visually stunning focus stacking technique in this film which was introduced by BioQuest Studios in their…

Corals In New Caledonia Are Adapting To Future Ocean Conditions

Coral reefs around the world are suffering from the climate change, and as the oceans continue to warm and acidify the outlook isn’t pretty for our beloved corals. But researchers in New Caledonia have made an important discovery. The team…

NASA to study Great Barrier Reef by air

NASA is taking to the sky to help do an extended study of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The two-month study is part of the space agency’s┬áCOral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) mission. By collaborating with Australian researchers, the plan is to…

Coral Bleaching: This sad video shows the violent process

We know what the after effect of coral bleaching looks like, but now we are able to know what actually happens during this process thanks to this time-lapse video of coral dumping its zooxanthellae as a reaction to the stress…