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How the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Gave One Scientist New Direction

The Conversation US | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Corals are fascinating animals. Just like there would be no forests without trees, there would be no coral reefs without corals.

Scientists Have More Depressing News About Our Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.11.2015 | Science

Biologists have long regarded fish, urchins and sea turtles as "secret weapons" in the fight to protect coral reefs from human pollution and...

Healthy, Dying, Dead: This Is What It Looks Like When A Reef Is Bleached

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science

Sometimes, when things aren't quite right with the oceans, a once-pristine, colorful reef will start to die. Corals that take thousands of years to g...

As the Earth Enters Its Third Mass Bleaching Event, Will Corals Survive?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

The world is experiencing its third mass coral bleaching event. Due to elevated temperatures at tropical locations over the whole planet, large populations of corals are starting to turn white. This is bad, as bleaching can lead to large-scale decreases in coral health and ultimately their death.

Can 'Super Coral' Save Our Oceans?

HuffPost Originals | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green

There is an unsustainable amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere that is poisoning our natural world, and scientists are engaged in a heated debat...

Blue Ocean Film Festival Makes Waves In Monaco, As Cop21 Approaches

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
James Marshall Crotty

The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.

This Everyday Product Could Be Killing The World's Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.21.2015 | Science

Just two weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) raised the alarm about the terrible plight facing the Earth’s co...

Here's Evidence Something Very Bad Is Happening In Our Oceans

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

The planet's coral reefs are experiencing a mass global bleaching, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Th...

Scientists Design Killer Robot To Protect Celebrated Reef

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science

A killer robot might just be the hero the Great Barrier Reef needs to protect it from a booming population of coral-eating creatures. As the crown-of...

NOAA Exploration Offers Front-Row Seats To Hawaii's Bizarre Deep-Sea Ecosystems

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.03.2015 | Science

The deep, dark ocean waters surrounding Hawaii are, in fact, a colorful and vibrant world of coral, fish and other bizarre creatures. Last month, a te...

Two-Step Strategy for Saving the World's Corals

Caleb McClennen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Caleb McClennen

While heat stress can cause mass mortality of reefs, well-managed reefs can recover and coral organisms themselves have even demonstrated the ability to adapt. While acidification provides a looming threat, some evidence suggests that healthy reefs may even alter the local chemistry of their surrounding waters to ensure proper pH for calcification.

Here's How Your Toothpaste Might Be Killing Coral

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.19.2015 | Green

Microbeads might work to scrub us clean, but the tiny pieces of plastic found in some face wash, soap and toothpaste products can wreak havoc on coral...

This Undersea World Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Posted 02.23.2015 | Green

Do we really know what lurks in the deep? A new short film showcases some of the most breathtaking -- and bizarre -- creatures that live just beneath ...

BP's Clean Water Act Fines Will Be Smaller Than Gulf States Thought

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP acted with gross negligence in precipitating the April 20, 2010 spill, Barbier ruled last September. This mid-January, he found that BP wasn't grossly negligent or reckless in its source-control efforts to stop the spill.

New Coral Species Discovered Off California Coast

AP | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists have discovered a new species of deep-sea coral in underwater canyons off the Northern California coast, the Nationa...

Rising Sea Temps Cause Severe Coral Bleaching In Hawaii

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green

KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering. Scientists standi...

The Coral Reef Challenge Is Here

Caroline Cushing Graham | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Caroline Cushing Graham

Surfers are a surprising and small international group of very fit men and women, who understand and care deeply about the state of the ocean, not just the size of the waves and the health of marine life, but the ocean floor.

20 New Species Of Coral Listed As Threatened

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because ...

Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone

Amber Jackson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

In an effort to capture the hearts and minds of people, a group of reef mappers with the Catlin Seaview Survey have set out to visually document coral reefs, before they're gone.

You've Never Seen A Coral Reef Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

A hard piece of coral transforms into a flexible creature, its finger-covered tendrils extended toward the ocean currents. Alien surfaces morph and fl...

The Secret Ingredient To Hawaii's White Sand Beaches? Parrotfish Poop

James Cave | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

There are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world, according to math geniuses at the University of Hawaii. That’s mo...

How The Shutdown Is Screwing Scientific Research Vital To Florida

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Miami

"Personally, I'm extremely frustrated," Margaret Miller told The Huffington Post. "Because Congress isn't capable of doing their jobs, I get prevented...

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean."

LOOK: These Macro Coral Photos Are Jaw-Dropping

Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

We knew coral reefs were beautiful, but these macro shots of the aquatic polyps are totally breathtaking. The photos were taken by Daniel Stoupin, ...

Duller, More Lifeless Oceans? No Thanks

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

For anyone fascinated by the beautiful oddities of the universe hiding around every corner, oceans are an endless smorgasbord of delights. That's why it was sad to see this new study saying that ocean acidification will make our oceans, well, less interesting. And, more troubling still, less alive.