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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,…

Coral biology

The link between the skeleton of reef-building corals and past climatic ocean conditions

Scleractinian corals and reef formation Coral reefs’ structures are built thanks to the skeleton of Scleractinian corals. These corals begin their life cycle as motile…

Coral Guardian

Adopt a coral : an ideal and ecological gift for (ocean) lovers!

Looking for a really special Valentine’s Day gift to please your partner or yourself? This year, we suggest you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a different…

Coral reef conservation

Coral reef restoration: sexual or asexual reproductions of corals

Why restore coral reefs? 25% of marine biodiversity depends on or lives in coral reefs and 275 million people depend on them directly for a…

Impact of sunscreens on coral reefs

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…

Coral biology

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…