An overview on coral reef diseases
By: Melissa J Luther
Coral reef diseases have become more common as stresses on reefs increase. The causative organism is known only for a handful of these diseases, and those organisms were identified relatively recently. Most coral diseases are named for their appearance - white band disease, for example...
By: Michelle Greysen
Many devastating threats exist for the survival of the Earth's coral reefs including the greatest threat being the negative social by-products of man himself. As a result of human mismanagement the oceans are suffering from global warming and increased sea temperature, higher carbon emissions, pollutions...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Melissa J Luther
Corals have always been under attack by Mother Nature, but they have also always been able to withstand these threats. Now, however, corals may be becoming more susceptible to natural threats as human activity creates additional stressors that weaken the health of the coral animals...
By: Michelle Greysen
A World Heritage Site and amazingly one of the Seven Wonders of the World sits over one-hundred and fifty feet below the surface off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef visible from space, encompasses over one-hundred thousand square miles of the...
By: Michelle Greysen
In man's valiant effort to save the earth's coral reefs he will in turn be saving himself. These reefs are the globe's largest living ecosystems. This bio-diverse community under the sea is a unique culture, surviving in symbiotic relationships all formed in part to one...
An overview on coral reef symbiosis
By: Melissa J Luther
The word symbiosis derives from the Greek syn, meaning "with," and biosis, meaning "living." Symbiosis thus means "state of living together" and is a situation in which two different species live together under some arrangement that may or may not be beneficial to...
What is coral bleaching?
By: Melissa J Luther
Coral bleaching refers to the loss of color that occurs when coral expel their symbiotic algae, called zooxanthellae. This expulsion occurs when the corals are under extreme stress. Corals are fairly resilient animals, able to recover from numerous assaults from natural disasters, predators such as...
A look at efforts to save coral reefs
By: Colette Georgii
Who is saving the coral reefs? Coral reefs are endangered worldwide and are threatened by stress and disease. Corals are also dying at an alarming rate. It wasn't till about the 1970s that scientists began to notice the condition of the reefs and now...
By: Zach F
Rivers can teach us a lot, not just about science, but about nature and life. Scientists study rivers for many reasons. Rivers and river beds teach us about geology, geography, weather and climate, and ancient human history. We can leave that to the scientists. But...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Lisa Lai
Biomimetics is the science of producing technology that mimics nature, brought about because science has long recognized that nature already holds the answers it's members seek. Like building ship hulls by recreating the structure of shark's skin, science is the student and nature is the...

 

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