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Damselfish are killing head corals and adding stress to Caribbean coral reefs, which are already in desperately poor condition from global climate change, coral diseases, hurricanes, pollution, and overfishing. Restoring threatened staghorn coral, the damsels' favorite homestead, will take the pressure off the other corals, according to a new study.

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The dark blue midnight angelfish from Fiji is an interesting color morph of either Centropyge nox, C. bispinosa or perhaps even a separate species. We had never heard about this particular fish until this weekend when a certain fish nerd in Michigan suggested that this fish could turn out be a new species if the [...]

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Source: The New York Times
May 26, 2010

Houston, TX - BP went ahead on Wednesday afternoon with its most ambitious - and potentially most consequential - effort to plug the mile-deep gusher of oil that has been streaming into the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month.

The procedure, known as a top kill, began at 1 p.m., the company said.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Dean Irvine
Source: CNN
May 25, 2010

You used to know them as maps, but in a Web 2.0 world they're now called geographic information systems (GIS) and they could play a key part in saving the world's endangered coral reefs.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Source: Bioscience Technology
May 25, 2010

Researchers from Conservation International and its partners have completed a collection of rapid assessment biodiversity surveys of the Saba Bank. The Biodiversity of Saba Bank collection, which publishes in PLoS ONE on May 21st, represents the first ever peer-reviewed open access cross-taxonomy collection of Conservation International's Marine Rapid Assessment Program (RAP).

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Lisa Martin
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
May 24, 2010

Heron Island, Australia - Queensland scientists hope an underwater lab on the Great Barrier Reef will help them understand how growing seawater acidity caused by carbon emissions will affect coral survival.

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, from University of Queensland, told AAP a team of scientists had set up the world-first experiment on a two-square-metre patch of the Great Barrier Reef just off Heron Island.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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Source: The Sun Herald
May 24, 2010

New York, NY - The Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations, Ambassador Stuart Beck, today called upon the international community to impose a Moratorium on Shark Finning.

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Posted in CORAL.org category
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We have all seen them at some point in the Local Fish Stores. No, Dunkin Donuts didn’t rent out a 4′x4′ space in your reef store. I am talking about the big fleshy corals that we call Cynarinas., most commonly the Cynarina deshayesiana. We tend to call them ‘doughnut’ or ‘button’ corals.  Over the years, we have [...] Related posts:
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