Coral animals produce a chemical that serves as a seed for clouds and gives the ocean its unique scent. Continue reading →
The estimate also comes with a price tag for describing all these Earth species, most of which are still unknown: $364 billion.
Corals record flooding events in their skeletons and this last century has had the most since since 1685.
A new marine park would protect the largest humpback whale calving area in the Southern Hemisphere.
The latest work on frozen coral embryos and sperm will preserve staghorn coral from the Great Barrier Reef.
The quake caused landslides on the undersea slopes where the corals grew.
Alive and growing slowly in some of the deepest parts of the ocean, black coral provides a living link to history.
China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years.
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