What’s Really Going On With The Great Barrier Reef?!?

The Great Barrier Reef is not completely dead, but there’s definitely a pretty grim forecast for its future. As you know, coral bleaching is killing off corals at an alarming rate, but up until recently there was some hope that…

New Global Mass Coral Bleaching Database

Despite hundreds of click bait articles shared millions of times around the internet “the reef is dying” or “worst coral bleaching ever”, our global information map of coral bleaching is still quite sparse. While millions are concerned with this prevalent topic,…

Japanese Minister Prepared Emergancy Declaration Over Coral Extinction
Naha Japan The Environment Ministry of Japan has prepared an emergency declaration over coral deaths caused by rising sea temperatures from global warming. In an emergency meeting of experts held in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday, the ministry inked out the declaration,…
Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Hit Hard By Coral Bleaching

Japanese Coral Bleaching News from the Japanese government today shows that more than 70 percent of the country’s largest coral reef is dead due to warm temperatures. While the headline sounds dire, the decline of coral health in Seiseishoko reef did…

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…

First Video Of Coral Bleaching Behavior

For the first time coral researchers in Brisbane, Australia have recorded a time-lapse video of coral bleaching behavior. To capture the video researchers took a photograph every 3 seconds using a combination of digital camera, smart tablet and microscopes to record…

Video shows the effects of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia

This summer there has been no shortage of coral bleaching stories in the news. However, this video of coral bleaching in Bali Indonesia hits home as we visited the same reef at Menjangan Island December 2015. This video posted by…

Salty Q&A: Acropora Bleaching Fast!

Question I just introduced an Acropora to my 65-gallon reef tank, and it’s already starting to bleach on me. I’d say about one-quarter to one-third of the colony has already bleached, and it’s been in the tank less than a…

Even The Most Isolated Reefs Are Suffering From Global Warming

The assumption is still widely held that isolated reefs, far from human activities are better off than reefs around densely populated and heavily used areas. However, a recent study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports found that isolated coral reefs are in…

Coral Bleaching Could Cost Australia $1 Billion in Lost Tourism

Researchers from the Australian Institute are warning that continued coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could result in a loss of $ 1 Billion dollars in tourism revenue to the country. This report coming just a week after the…