Manganese and Nickel could protect corals from climate change

New Caledonia is a tropical island due east of Australia and is one of the world’s largest producers of Nickel ore. There are many reefs around New Caledonia which some that are downstream of nickel mine runoff which have been…

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…

Can giant fans save the Great Barrier Reef?

The Australian government is invest over $2 million AUD on giant fans to bring cooler water to the heat-stressed Great Barrier Reef. The proposal, set to deploy these ReefMix systems next year, would leverage eight large, slow-moving, solar-powered impellers that…

Can Corals Adapt To Warmer Oceans? This Scientist Is On A Mission To Find The Answer

Can Corals Adapt? Katherine Dziedzic, a PhD student from Oregon State University (OSU), is looking at how corals can adapt to climate change. To understand how corals adapt to warmer ocean temperatures, she is looking at the DNA and RNA…

Crowdfund an experiment examining corals and climate change

If you ever wanted to help be a part of and support a coral research program, now is your chance. A PhD student from Oregon State is currently crowdfunding to support her research on how corals are responding to climate…

Coral bleaching is heartbreaking, but reefs CAN recover

With the massive coral bleaching event occurring right now in the Great Barrier Reef and other parts of the Pacific Ocean, it’s easy to get depressed and discouraged about the future of coral reefs. In the face of so many…

Reefer’s eye view of dying corals on the Great Barrier Reef

For the past two to three weeks, the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef has been all over the news, and there’s hardly a day that goes by that new pictures and reports come in of how dire the situation…

Coral reefs are bleaching on a massive scale this year

Climatologists have been telling us that the planet is getting hotter and that it will get hotter and with these forecasts in mind, 2016 was predicted to be a terrible year for coral bleaching. Unfortunately these predictions have come true and right now we…

The Phoenix Effect gives us reason to be hopeful about wild corals

On any given day it is easy to come across news of how the ocean is in danger, coral reefs are dying, and the sky is generally falling in regards to the outlook for corals on this planet. That is…

Eric Borneman doesn’t pussyfoot around regarding Global Climate Change

We want to thank Eric Borneman for writing up a very frank statement regarding global climate change and it’s impact on our planet including the coral reefs and marine environments. The message below is a powerful read regarding the issues…