Facing pipeline, Saudi oil company moves coral reef

A Saudi Arabian oil company recently completed a relocation of a small coral reef found to be in harms way of a planned pipeline in the Arabian Gulf. Aramco, the Saudi state owned oil company, discovered the small reef in…

Wisconsin Northwoods “Little Bohemia” of marine life

When we think of marine aquaculture and warehouse facilities we think about the typical havens like Southern California’s thriving wholesaler industry a stone’s throw from LAX. So it’s amazing to see Drs. Foster & Smith’s LiveAquaria, one of the top-notch…

Study shows concensus, save the reefs

An interesting bit of research by the University of Hawaii and Oregon State University show when it comes to polling tourists and recreational enthusiasts about the state of coral reefs, the concnesus is to do whatever is necessary to save…

Awe-inspiring island views from space

We are often captivated by the beauty of coral reefs from below the water’s surface but these awe-inspiring reefs are just as wonderful from space. WIRED put together a stunning photo montage of islands across the globe viewed from far…

Petition targets 83 coral species for U.S. endangered species list protection

The Center for Biological Diversity recently prepared and filed a scientific petition to have 83 coral species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The petition, filed on October 20, 2009, looks to use the powers of…

Coral Cryobank being developed to preserve the diversity of threatened coral species

The Coral Cryobank is the first global effort to help preserve coral species from the world’s struggling reefs that is being spearheaded by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The Coral Cryobank aims to protect the future of coral species…

Dubai’s biggest coral reef moved

While some of us have moved our fair share of reef tanks to new homes and living spaces, few of us, if any at all have moved actual coral reefs. That is exactly what the scientists and coral gurus did…

Coral Reefs Damaged from recent 8.0 Earthquake in the Solomon Islands

In the Solomon islands, coral reefs were heavily damaged from a recent 8.0 scale earthquake in the region. In an instant, the grinding of the Earth’s tectonic plates in the 8.0 magnitude earthquake Monday forced the island of Ranongga up…