This video says about itself:
SMEE Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition – Dr Bert Hoeksema
Biodiversity Team Leader [and coral specialist] – Dr Bert Hoeksema shares his views on the expedition.
Preliminary results from an expedition in the seas off Sabah, Malaysia have uncovered a huge diversity of marine life, says WWF. The three-week study also found that this part of the Coral Triangle might be the most biologically diverse area of our planet: here.
To be or not to be endangered? Listing of rare Hawaiian coral species called into question: here.
Elegance Coral can catch small prey with its purple tipped tentacles: here.
Coral bleaching? The picture’s not black and white: here.
Aquarium heralds exciting new era for coral research: here.
In pictures: The world’s most important corals in need of conservation: here.
NOAA-funded scientists have found extensive and biologically diverse coral ecosystems occurring at depths between 100-500 feet within a 12 mile span off the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico. With the overall health of shallow coral reefs and the abundance of reef fish in Puerto Rico in decline, this finding brings hope that deeper fish stocks may help to replenish stocks on shallower reefs: here.
Sea urchins are being bred to help rid reefs of invasive algae. Check it out: here.
As corals are destroyed, so are fish that call them home – climate change could mean extinction for 1/3 of reef fish: here.
Scientists have created a new tool to monitor coral reef vital signs. By accurately measuring their biological pulse, scientists can better assess how climate change and other ecological threats impact coral reef health worldwide: here.
April 2011: In an unprecedented collaborative analysis, scientists from 49 nations demonstrated that the ability of reef fish systems to produce goods and services to humanity increases rapidly with the number of species: here.
Because of a lack of tourism prompted by the U.S.-Cuba trade embargo, the island country’s marine ecosystem is a promising source of study for scientists. Julienne Gage reports: here.
‘I looked up and there was a great white’: Marine biologist’s stunning photographs showcase encounters with bizarre sea creatures… and he reveals some of his most chilling experiences in the depths of the ocean: here.
- Flying Drone Captures Underwater Images of 300-Year-Old Coral (livescience.com)
- Coral Reefs Give the Ocean it’s Smell, Fight Global Warming; Study (natureworldnews.com)
- Puerto Rico: Federal Government Must Protect Caribbean Coral Reefs (repeatingislands.com)
- Warming Tides Wash In Bad News (environmentalchangewestern.wordpress.com)
- Sharks Help Resurrect Corals (lifescienceexplore.wordpress.com)
- Hawaii Scientist Wins International Ocean Challenge (damontucker.com)
- Seafish deaths in aquarium business (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Shark Overfishing Harms Coral Reefs: Food Chain Impacts (scienceworldreport.com)
- Sponges solve coral reef mystery (bbc.co.uk)
- Zombie Corals Can Come Back From the Dead (blogs.smithsonianmag.com)