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Coral biology

Sexual reproduction of corals: a synchronized nocturnal dance and its threats

Coral reproduction is a phenomenon that intrigues a large number of scientists, and it can be either by asexual or sexual means. In asexual reproduction,…

Coral reef conservation

Marine Protected Areas: how to prioritise conservation objectives?

Why protect the oceans?   Oceans support an enormous biodiversity, play a key role in climate regulation, and provide a wide range of benefits to…

Coral Guardian

The first coral nursery of the Mediterranean Sea

As you may know already, we are collaborating with the local Spanish non-profit Equilibrio Marino on the project SOS Corales, an innovative research project aimed…

Coral reef conservation

UN Decade on Restoration : what is coral restoration & why is it useful?

The problem: coral ecosystems are at risk   Tropical coral reefs gather between one third and one quarter of known marine species. This diversity provides…

Coral Guardian

Adopt a coral: a unique and ecofriendly gift idea for Father’s Day!

Looking for a meaningful gift for Father’s Day? What if you chose to give him a conscious gift he’ll remember forever? This year, we suggest…

Coral biology

Cold-water coral biodiversity: the case of coral mounds in the Alboran Sea

The first biological descriptions of cold-water coral bottoms took place in the mid-19th century [1]. At that time, tropical coral reefs were already well known…

Impact of sunscreens on coral reefs

Overall, what is the impact of UV filters in sunscreens on corals?

Around the world, coral reefs are facing a degradation driven by global and local human-derived pressures including climate change, coastal development, pollution, amongst others. In…

Impact of sunscreens on coral reefs

Are mineral UV filters used in sunscreens less harmful to coral reefs?

Swimmers can choose sunscreens with chemical (organic) UV filters or mineral (inorganic) UV filters. The latter are natural particles, either zinc oxide (ZnO) or titanium…

Impact of sunscreens on coral reefs

The impact of organic UV filters in sunscreens on coral reefs

Sunscreens contain many components, including various UV filters that can be organic (chemical) or inorganic (mineral). Scientists are becoming increasingly interested in their effects on…

Coral biology

The unveiled mystery of cold water corals

Cold water corals have existed for millions of years and have colonized all the seas and oceans of the world. It is therefore not uncommon…

Coral Guardian

The perfect and eco-friendly gift that gives back on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about spoiling and making your mum feel special, and what if you chose to give her something she’ll remember forever? This…

Coral Guardian

S.O.S. Corales : launch of the first participatory marine conservation project of the Mediterranean sea

We’re now located in the Mediterranean Sea with the launch of the first participatory marine conservation project in this region of the world. This project,…