Acropora millepora aquarium colony grown from fragment, www.reefclub.or.kr One of the defining decision points of life: Settle-down and make a living close to the familiar particulars of your birthplace or venture out to get a fresh start and be exposed to additional opportunities and experiences that “somewhere else” could open up. In addition to vexing . . . → Read More: Red Means Go: Coral, Color, and Climate Change
Photograph of Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) with lionfish (Pterois volitans) protruding from its mouth. Image © 2010, Florida Sportsman, www.floridasportsman.com Feed a fish a fish, it eats for a day; Teach a fish to fish, it eats forever. That basically seems to be the crux of a discussion currently playing out on NOAA’s online Coral . . . → Read More: What’s Eating You?
Here’s a hypothetical you parents out there should appreciate: Your child comes home from school, report card in hand. On reviewing the grades you notice little Kevin received a C, two D’s, and three F’s. Ouch! [In the comments section, the teacher tosses you some modest relief by mentioning your child has "terrific penmanship."] So, . . . → Read More: Epic FAIL, Wake-Up Call, Turning Point, or All of the Above?
Passing along a solicitation for what looks like a very interesting (and timely) research opportunity at The Ohio State University. You can also learn more about the graduate program at the PI’s lab website. PhD GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN CORAL BLEACHING AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION BIOGEOCHEMISTRY Desired (but not required) qualifications: MSc in Marine Science, Geology, . . . → Read More: Graduate Research Opportunity in Coral Bleaching and Ocean Acidification
A single colony of coral with dying and dead sections (on left), apparently living tissue (top right) and bare skeleton with very sickly looking brittle star on the base. (Credit: Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.) KZ already posted this yesterday but you should venture over to the NOAA website and view both . . . → Read More: Scientists Observe Damage to Deep-sea Corals Pt. 2
Fresh out of the NOAA news office: [...] Operating from the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown and using a variety of tools including the National Deep Submergence Facility’s Jason II remotely-operated vehicle (ROV), researchers were working at a site 1,400 meters deep (roughly 4,600 feet) and approximately seven miles southwest of the Macondo wellhead when . . . → Read More: Scientists Observe Damage to Deep-Sea Corals
John Hocevar is a marine biologist and is the Oceans Campaign Director for Greenpeace USA, where he oversees their oceans and fisheries work, including efforts to get major supermarket chains to improve the sustainability of their seafood, to establish a network of large scale marine reserves, to protect the Arctic Ocean from offshore drilling, and . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Greenpeace in the Gulf of Mexico – an Update
If the impending coral death in the Caribbean didn’t make you nauseous… International marine scientists say that a huge coral death which has struck Southeast Asian and Indian Ocean reefs over recent months has highlighted the urgency of controlling global carbon emissions. Many reefs are dead or dying across the Indian Ocean and into . . . → Read More: Worst coral death strikes at Southeast Asia
And to end you day on a uber-depressing note, sure to give you at least some nightmares Scientists studying Caribbean reefs say that 2010 may be the worst year ever for coral death there. Abnormally warm water since June appears to have dealt a blow to shallow and deep-sea corals that is likely to . . . → Read More: Caribbean Coral Die-Off Could Be Worst Ever
Rick is much to humble to post this himself. Luckily that is what I am here for. Rick of Coral Reef Alliance opens up the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. If his words don’t inspire you to donate to both CORAL and our Donor’s Choose Program, then . . . → Read More: Watch This