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Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef....
Techniques perfected on Pacific coral could help repopulate Atlantic coral reefs, too. Here's what the successful efforts look like.
As our planet and its oceans warm, coral reefs worldwide are experiencing bleaching — when the corals expel their food source and turn ghostly white.
Scientists discovered 85 miles of deep-sea coral reef hidden off the US East Coast — here’s what it looks like
Scientists on a recent expedition discovered a previously unseen coral reef hidden off the US East Coast. Earlier research pointed to the existence of the reef, but it had never been seen firsthand.
Up to 50% of the world’s coral has died, but scientists are figuring out how to regrow reefs — here’s what the process looks like
Reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet 25% of fish species spend some part of their lives in them, making corals essential to ocean health. Estimates of the overall economic value of reefs suggest they contribute between $30 billion and more than $375 billion to the world economy annually.
Here’s why certain sunscreens are so dangerous for coral that Hawaii plans to ban them — and what you should use instead
Hawaii's coral reefs are worth $33.57 billion, according to a study. Hawaiians hope to protect all that value by banning the sale of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can kill coral.
Hawaii is about to ban some of the most popular sunscreens because they could be killing off coral reefs
Hawaii is about to become the first US state to ban the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate in sunscreens, because they can bleach and kill corals and mess with their reproductive abilities.
Coral reefs provide crucial protection for coastal cities — without them, flood damage could double, a new study finds
Reefs help buffer against storm surge and waves that would otherwise damage coasts. Without living coral reefs, flooding damage around the world would double, a cost increase of $4 billion annually. Flooding could quadruple if the loss of reefs is combined with sea-level rise.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most spectacular places on the planet — here’s what it looks like as it dies off
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse places in the entire world, worth billions of dollars. But it's in real danger of being killed off. Burning fossil fuels is cranking up the heat, warming ocean waters faster than reefs can adapt. It's also causing seas to become more acidic.
The show documents a journey to try and discover where whale sharks give birth and shows how orcas use their powerful tails to kill herring with shockwaves.
Half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 — here’s what happens if all coral reefs on Earth die off
Without coral reefs, there could be a rippling ecosystem collapse in the oceans, with devastating effects on the planet.