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Scientists discover five new species of black corals near Great Barrier Reef

In the past, corals from the deep parts of this region were collected using dredging and trawling methods that would often destroy the corals.

Recent research has begun to paint a picture of a deep sea that contains far more species than biologists previously thought.(AFP)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 01:58 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Australia's Great Barrier Reef could survive if given a chance: Report

The Australian Institute of Marine Science's CEO Paul Hardisty said, "These latest results demonstrate the reef can still recover in periods free of intense disturbances".

Coral surrounds two small islands on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.((Representative Image/ REUTERS))
Published on Aug 04, 2022 02:51 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Policies and People | Are marine heatwaves affecting India’s monsoons?

Research by Indian scientists shows there is a close link between marine heatwaves and atmospheric circulation and rainfall. To soften the impact of these changes, India must scale up its observation capacity and climate resilience efforts 

Marine heatwaves are periods of extremely high temperatures in the ocean, which leads to coral bleaching, seagrass destruction, and loss of kelp forests, affecting the fisheries sector adversely. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 06:22 PM IST

Australia declares 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef

An aerial survey showed coral bleaching at multiple reefs, "confirming a mass bleaching event, the fourth since 2016," said a report by the Reef Authority, which manages the world's largest coral reef system.

The mass bleaching report emerged four days after the United Nations began a monitoring mission to assess whether the World Heritage site is being protected from climate change.(AFP)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 11:23 AM IST

Crocheted ocean art to fight global warming

The Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim is a an art installation in which math, science and feminism are as tightly intertwined as the wool in its creations.

Crochet Coral Reef mixes handicrafts, environmentalism and feminism(Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring)
Published on Jan 30, 2022 05:30 PM IST
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