Coral Bleaching data from the GBR ‘misinterpreted’

Has this years coral bleaching event been the worst bleaching ever recorded? Or perhaps just the most reported bleaching ever? The jury is out as to the true impact of this years major event on the Great Barrier Reef, with authority…

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…

Why Reef Building corals are being hit the hardest by coral bleaching

Coral reefs are under existential threat. This year alone large scale bleaching has been observed on 500 separate coral reefs along the Great Barrier Reef, and up to 50% of bleached corals from in water surveys have already died, in…

First damages of the 2016 global coral mass bleaching event

An interview of leading coral expert Prof. Terry Hughes was recently published in a video. An areal survey reveals the first major damage of ENSO-induced warming on the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Countless bleached reefs, hanging like white ghosts…

Worst mass coral bleaching event in history

The Australian ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has released aerial survey footage of what they are calling the worst mass coral bleaching event in history. The aerial survey documented more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns Australia to…

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…

Virus outbreaks may be linked to coral bleaching event

Significant outbreaks of viruses may be associated with coral reef bleaching events, especially as a result of multiple environmental stresses including rising ocean temperatures and ocean acidification. A recent study at Oregon State University has documented a virus outbreak, including a…

Lots of things can kill corals, suicide is not one of them

Over the years I have been asked a lot of questions by hobbyists regarding their corals and their tanks. Of these queries, the single most frequently asked question is” Why are my corals dying or why did this coral die?”…

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…