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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 known…

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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…

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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…

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A dynamic symbiosis adapting to changes – when nature resists upheaval

Symbiosis is a fascinating biological principle, showing the interdependence of living beings between them. In the face of climate change, these relationships are being altered…

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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…

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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…

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The resilience of some coral reefs to global warming

Coral bleaching The sea surface temperature has increased by 0.1 ° C per decade over the last century (Levitus et al., 2005, IPCC 2013). The…

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The evolutionary survival of coral reefs

Coral reefs    Corals live in symbiosis with an algae : zooxanthellae.   This association is mutually beneficial for both species, and gives them many…