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UV filters in sunscreen: a new threat for corals?

Sunscreens Human activities are both directly and indirectly involved in coral decline at a global, regional and local scale (Hughes et al., 2018). Factors in this decline include climate change, [...]

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The roles of pigments in reef-building corals

The color of coral  The corals that inhabit the oceans fascinate and are admired for their vivid and diverse colors. The color that we perceive is in fact the result of the superposition of the [...]

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An alga to the rescue of corals

It’s no longer a secret: climate change is drastically affecting our oceans, and especially their coral reefs. Following various episodes of increasing ocean temperatures, we have lost [...]

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Coral restoration through the eyes of different actors and contexts

What is reef resilience?    One of the main goals of coral restoration is to assist the recovery of reef ecosystems’ coverage and health followed by disturbances that can be local, regional or [...]

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Thoughts behind coral reef conservation

How can management monitoring help define the next step in conservation?  The measure of management outcomes in coral reefs is made by monitoring key variables (indicators), that can give the [...]

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News from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

A study conducted by Professor Terry Hughes on 1036 reefs in March 2020 brings sad news. Indeed, massive bleaching is once again hitting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, in a record-breaking scale [...]

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The challenge of rebuilding marine life by 2050

A small step for man, a big step for the ocean and its inhabitants We are facing a key moment where we can choose the legacy of future generations: an irreversibly disturbed ocean or a resilient [...]

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Bleaching of coral reefs : death sentence or scope for adaptation?

Symbiosis and coral bleaching description A symbiosis (a beneficial association between two organisms) often exists between corals and dinoflagellate microalgae (symbionts). This symbiosis is [...]

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Nature in times of COVID-19 : noise pollution and coral reefs

What are the main sources of noise in marine environments? Noise in marine environments is the result of ecosystem dynamics, which includes both natural and anthropogenic processes (Hildebrand, [...]

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Socio-ecological management of coral reefs: linking practice and research

  Why is monitoring important for conservation projects? Conservation and restoration projects are usually born and guided by objectives set at the early stages, which can consider [...]

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