Coral Reef – GBRI
 

Frequent coral bleaching events in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef due to rising sea temperatures have worried environmentalists and scientists across the globe. Thankfully, a recent trial of ‘coral IVF’ treatment to heal parts of the reef damaged due to bleaching is giving hope to scientists. “There’s a very clear outcome, the higher the numbers of […]

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Environmentalists have long been worried about rising sea temperatures and its impact on marine life, particularly the coral reefs. Mass coral bleaching events have been seen across the globe, threatening their very existence on our planet. Now researchers working with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation have developed a new technology, a super-thin film that is […]

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a $60 million rescue package – to be spent over a period of 18 months – for the Great Barrier Reef. The package will include research on developing “resilient” coral, an increased number of reef officers and vessels targeting crown of thorns starfish outbreaks, and paying farmers to pollute […]

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At a time when coral reefs around the world are experiencing bleaching events due to rising sea temperatures, the news that a stretch of nearly 1,120 miles in Northern Red Sea can provide a safe refuge for another 100-150 years is quite heartening. The northern tip of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba could be […]

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As Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, it brought torrential downpour and dumped more than 13 trillion gallons of water over the area, which ultimately ended up in the Gulf of Mexico. This resulted in a 10% drop in salinity at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas. […]

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In a first, insurance giant Swiss Re AG is preparing a policy to insure coral reef off Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Mesoamerican reef is of great importance as it helps lessen the impact of storms hitting Cancún’s beaches. The actual policyholders will be the beachfront hotels protected by that reef. So far, maintaining the reef has […]

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