coral reef

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a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone

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Measurements of oxybenzone in seawater within coral reefs in Hawaii and the U.
Coral reefs are among the world's richest ecosystems -- and they will disappear from the face of the Earth before this century is over if we don't make serious changes, ecologist Peter Sale told DW.
As part of a global study into the recovery potential of coral reefs, researchers examined more than 800 reefs in 64 locations around the world.
On the same occasion, two Indonesian coral reef activists, Nyoman Sugiarta and Abdul Manap were named the winners of CORAL Conservation Prizes for their significant roles in saving and conserving coral reefs.
Caribbean coral reefs and their associated resources will virtually disappear within just a few decades" unless immediate measures are done and implemented to curb the threat, the authors said.
The University of Southampton researchers who are based at the Coral Reef Laboratory in the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, explain that "too many" nutrients can be as bad for corals as "not enough".
The ministry aims to conserve habitats which are easily vulnerable to risks, and take a long time to be rehabilitated, such as mangrove trees and coral reefs.
A unique set of coral reefs in the Philippines is set to attract tourists to the nation.
This is a special exercise to rescue the coral reefs.
The film will talk about how the coral reefs are naturally built, their role in achieving ecological balance, publicise the threats to coral reef environments and their ebbing influence on fish production.
Then have each student answer the following question in writing: Based on the article, what features should an artificial coral reef have?
Maintaining the network of links between reefs--allowing larvae to flow between them and re-stock depleted areas--is key to saving coral ecosystems threatened by human pressure and climate change,' says Dr Johnathan Kool of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, who led the team.
Kevan Main, director of Mote's Center for Aquaculture Research and Development, which reared the fragments in partnership with Mote's Center for Coral Reef Research in the Florida Keys.
About one-fifth of the world's coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged, while another 35 percent could be lost within 10-40 years, according to the latest review by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
The Farasan Banks coral reefs, in the Red Sea off Jeddah, will soon be the subject of a four-year collaborative coral reef research program.