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Underwater symphony as a marker of good health

  Underwater symphony as a marker of good health: how sound can be used to restore biodiversity in coral reefs  It is not a mystery anymore: human activities are causing environmental stress [...]

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The feeding habits of reef-building coral Mussismilia hispida

  Autotrophy VS Heterotrophy An autotrophic organism is able to synthesize its own organic matter from inorganic mineral elements. If it uses the light energy of photosynthesis, it is called [...]

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Coral reef recruitment on the Great Barrier Reef affected by global warming

During the last global bleaching event (2014-2017), portrayed as the most spectacular in terms of intensity, duration and extent, the Great Barrier Reef lost more than 50% of its reefs. [...]

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Coral adaptation to climate change

Les vagues de chaleurs océaniques sont de plus en plus rapprochées. Sur les deux dernières décennies, nous en comptons 4 ! Malheureusement, les années 2016 et 2017 ont été brutales pour les [...]

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Corallivory in coral reefs

Molluscs, reef fishes, echinoderms, crustaceans and annelids – who are these corallivores and which roles do they play in coral reefs? During his expeditions aboard the HMS Beagle in 1842, [...]

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Coral reef growth affected by sea level rise

Already weakened by local damages (overfishing, pollution, coastal development) and global damages (rising surface water temperatures and acidification of the marine environment), coral reefs [...]

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The Great Barrier Reef – Towards an ecological collapse?

Coral reefs are living underwater mosaics that offer us an unparalleled spectacle every dive. Often compared to tropical rainforests due to their exceptional diversity, these ecosystems are home [...]

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Plastic – a novel cause of diseases in coral reefs

Durability is what best defines plastic. Convenient, lightweight, and offering good mechanical properties, plastic polymers have revolutionized our everyday lives since mass production began in [...]

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Ten Things YOU CAN DO to Help Save CORAL REEFS

For the recently launched International Year of the Reef, the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) is urging its members and all others interested in or concerned about coral reefs, to [...]

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A half-blue COP23

This year, COP23 was chaired by the Fiji Islands in Bonn. An ambassador of choice to carry the voice of the Ocean. No more green logos, Fiji announce the color: this summit will be blue. This [...]

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