An image of parrotfish teeth, coral fragments, and urchin spine fossils analyzed from reef sediment cores. (Photo by: Scripps Oceanography/Katie Cramer)
Study Finds Parrotfish are Critical to Coral Reef Health
An analysis of fossilized parrotfish teeth and sea urchin spines by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego showed that when there are more...
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Nature-based tourism
Investment Opportunities for Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism in the Coral Triangle
In recent years, tourism related coastal developments have been increasing rapidly across the region due to factors such as better accessibility, improved transport infrastructure, and the growth of financlally able...
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Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. (Photo by: Paul Marshall)
New Research Predicts the Future of Coral Reefs Under Climate Change
New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of...
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More and more species are being lost to fishers.
Call for More Ambitious Marine Conservation Targets
Millions of people who depend on fisheries will benefit if targets to protect coastal marine areas in reserves are doubled or trebled. A study led by University of Queensland researchers has...
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These men harvested about 4 tons of milkfish (chanos chanos) from this pond and fish immediately put to ice and brought to nearby processing plant for deboning and other processes. Alsons Aquaculture. Sarangani, Southern Mindanao, Philippines. (Photo by: Jürgen Freund / WWF)
Low Footprint Seafood in the Coral Triangle
The WWF Coral Triangle Coordination Team recently announced the availability of a new report on Low Footprint Seafood in the Coral Triangle. This report looks into measuring seafood footprint—an often neglected issue...
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Yellow Fin tuna (Photo from: RNZI)
Safety Measures for Pacific Fishing Observers Agreed
The Pacific Tuna Commission has voted to improve safety for observers who work on fishing vessels in the region. The observers play a critical part in the management and conservation...
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. (Photo from: Pixabay.)
Most Species-rich Coral Reefs Are Not Necessarily Protected
Coral reefs throughout the world are under threat. After studying the reefs in Malaysia, Zarinah Waheed concluded that there is room for improvement in coral reef conservation. One-third of the...
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(Photo by: Brandon Cole Marine Photography / Alamy Stock Photo)
Bleached Corals in the Pacific Have Started Bouncing Back
In a ghost town of dead coral off a remote Pacific island, scientists have found a little more life. In excursions a year ago and then last April, scientists examined...
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The new Project Seagrass is backed by over 100 scientists from around the globe and is calling for a unified approach to protect this little known and vulnerable ecosystem.
Protecting the Little-Known Seagrass ‘Meadows’
A unified scientific approach has been called for to help protect one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Laura Briggs of The Ecologist learns more about the unique ecosystem...
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Heron Island Australia is among the world’s coral reef ecosystems most threatened by warming waters and increased ocean acidity. If reefs collapse, so too may the shoreline economies that rely on them. (Photo by: Catlin Seaview Survey)
Rising CO2 Threatens Coral and People Who Use Reefs
As atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise, very few coral reef ecosystems will be spared the impacts of ocean acidification or sea surface temperature rise, according to a new analysis....
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