Sponges are using toxins, mucus, shading and smothering to kill and then take over coral colonies in areas that have been over-fished, finds a new study.
The government's plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef can't prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday.
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, slowly being destroyed. What are these colorful undersea vistas and why does it matter if they live or die? Trace offers some answers.
A huge artificial reef made up of 1,000 concrete structures is being built off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
The rapid pace of global warming and the slow pace of coral growth may mean the reef is unlikely to evolve quickly enough to survive.
A large living coral reef has just been found in the coastal waters of Iraq.
Coral animals produce a chemical that serves as a seed for clouds and gives the ocean its unique scent. Continue reading →
A training exercise goes awry near the Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading →
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