Researchers find 348,000 Square Kilometers of Coral Reefs using Satellite Technology

Researchers at the University of Queensland have announced that they have identified an extra 348,000 square kilometers of shallow coral reef in the oceans. Dr. Mitchell Lyons from the University’s School of the Environment and the Allen Coral Atlas project…

New Coral Reef Discovered in the Galapagos

A new coral reef has been discovered off the Galapagos islands. The 1.2 miles-long, 400m deep pristine coral reef was found on the summit of a submarine mountain by a deepwater scientific expedition. Ecuador’s environment minister Jose Davalos declared that…

The Deep Water Rose Coral Reef is a Living Treasure

Several months ago a deep reef from French Polynesia made the news as something completely new because we didn’t know about the existence of these deeper reefs. Nevertheless it’s a good thing that corals are in the news, and people…

Two miles of Twilight Zone corals discovered off Tahiti

A scientific research mission has discovered one of the largest pristine coral reefs in the world, according to UNESCO. Situated in the middle of the Pacific, off Tahiti, the reef is two miles long and between 30 and 70 yards…

British Experts Called In To Help Mauritius Protect Coral Reefs From Oil Spill

The UK Government has sent three British ecology experts and one marine legal expert to Mauritius to support the next phase of Mauritius response to a devastating oil spill, after a ship containing 4,000 litres of fuel ran aground and…

Coral Restoration Efforts Should Prioritize Community Over Ecology

It might sound counterintuitive if you want to restore coral reefs, focus on land first and work with communities before shifting your efforts to the underwater world. But a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation confirms this novel…

Scuba Diving in Weda, Halmahera Indonesia

Scuba Diving in Halmahera Indonesia Halmahera is the largest of the Maluku Islands, North Maluku Province, Indonesia, between Northern Sulawesi and Raja Ampat. Nicknamed “Gajah Tidur” or the Sleeping Elephant, Halmahera has a distinct shape, complex geography, and rich coastal…

Extreme Low Tide At Bangka Island Exposes Corals To Air, And They Survive!

Low Tide Corals Extreme tidal variations happen each month during what is known as a spring tide. This tidal phase happens twice each lunar month and the big swing in tidal heights occurs closes to the new moon. The second…

Coral Facts, Coral Reef Thrive in Nutrient Poor Water !

Being in the water educating people about coral reef, there are question or idea that are often difficult to apprehend for non marine biologist peoples, and we often have to find ways to answer these in a simple manner. One…

Friday Smorgasbord: Death and Taxes Edition

As the saying goes, the only thing assured in life are death and taxes. We try to keep up with your weekly dose of Friday Smorgi love, but sometimes life just gets in the way. However, we do have a…