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Zadie Neufville
Source: Inter Press Service
October 12, 2010

Kingston, Jamaica - Anxious to prevent the collapse of Jamaica's overexploited marine fisheries, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is promoting the consumption of lionfish to control its burgeoning population. At risk officials say, are the nation's marine biodiversity, its food security and economic well- being.

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Michael Bennett
Source: The West Australian
October 11, 2010

The Ningaloo Reef could withstand a massive rise in sea temperature that threatens to wipe out 90 per cent of the world's coral reefs because of cooling ocean currents that circulate off the WA coast.

New scientific research has pointed to a worst-case scenario 4C rise in ocean temperatures as soon as 2050, with WA waters already heating up faster than the rest of Australia.

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Yousef Al-Tatan
Source: Global Arab Network
October 11, 2010

Kuwait - Algae are re-growing and fish swarming some of the deteriorating coral reefs off Kuwait, signs of restoring life, the Kuwait Diving Team announced on Sunday.

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Candeze R. Mongaya
Source: Cebu Daily News
October 10, 2010

There's no room for "later" about protecting Cebu's rich marine life, an international scientist said.

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Source: PhysOrg.com
October 8, 2010

Hopes that coral reefs might be able to survive, and recover from, bleaching caused by climate change may have grown dimmer for certain coral species, according to new research by University at Buffalo marine biologists published online this week in PLoS One.

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Source: ScienceAlert
October 8, 2010

The "turtle and dugong capital of the world", the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, faces increased pressure under climate change from human actions such as fishing, hunting, onshore development and pollution.

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Ella Davies
Source: BBC News
October 8, 2010

Harmful algal blooms have the potential to lay waste to coral reefs.

Scientists studying coral reefs in the Gulf of Oman have issued the warning after being shocked by the impact of one large-scale bloom, which destroyed a coral reef in just three weeks.

Around 95% of the hard coral beneath the algae died off and 70% fewer fishes were observed in the area.

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Source: ScienceDaily
October 6, 2010

There is still time to save the world's ailing coral reefs, if prompt and decisive action can be taken to improve their overall health, leading marine researchers say.

Writing in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, eminent marine scientists from Australia and the USA have called for an international effort to improve the resilience of coral reefs, so they can withstand the impacts of climate change and other human activities.

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