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…

Cloud Brightening Is Being Tested Over The Great Barrier Reef

Earlier this month we wrote about a recent bleaching event in Australia. This is the third widespread bleaching event in five years, and firsthand account from Ultra Coral Australia, describes this year’s event as the most severe deepwater bleaching they…

Friday Smorgasbord: HSP20 edition

We’re back for our pre-Thanksgiving installment of our Friday Smorgasbord. We’re almost done with the year and settling in for winter weather and the rush of holidays (hard to believe!). Without further ado, on with the Smorgs! Finally! Some Good…

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…

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,…

Coral Bleaching Hits Mesoamerican Reef

For the past month reports of coral bleaching along the Mesoamerican reef have been making their way to my inbox. From Cancun to Honduras it seems multiple stretches of the worlds second largest coral reef have suffered some degree of…

Chasing Coral Review: This Very Important Film Was Way Overdue!

Chasing Coral is a profound documentary that has been a long time in the making. Made by the crew that brought us Chasing Ice, the team at Exposure Labs went to the ends of the earth to document the alarming…

Can You Transplant Zooxanthellae To Bleached Corals?

Coral bleaching is a huge problem out in the ocean, but it can also be an issue in home aquariums. Sometimes we have the urge to rescue a bleached coral or anemone we spot for sale, and other times the…

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…