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Marine heatwaves leading to widespread bleaching of corals in Lakshadweep Sea

Marine heatwaves since Oct 2023 have led to 75% coral bleaching in Lakshadweep Sea, threatening marine ecosystems, livelihoods, and biodiversity.

Bleached Porites corals in the Kavaratti lagoon. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2024 01:20 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Travelling to Netherlands? Check out this Dutch zoo for its coral 'Noah's Ark'

With corals under threat globally from climate change, overfishing and pollution, Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem is creating a back-up of endangered species.

Divers with gloved hands gently nestled the first self-bred corals from the World Coral Conservatory project amongst their cousins in Europe's largest coral reef at the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, eastern Netherlands. Travelling to Netherlands? Check out this Dutch zoo for its coral 'Noah's Ark' to preserve endangered reefs (AP Photo)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 01:10 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Arnhem, Netherlands

What is coral bleaching? Crisis posing threat to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, experiencing coral bleaching, is dubbed the world's largest living structure, housing over 600 types of coral.

This underwater photo shows bleached and dead coral. Australia's famed Great Barrier Reef is suffering one of the most severe coral bleaching events. (AFP)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Travelling to Lakshadweep? Check out new tourism hotspots Bangaram, Thinnakara

Apart from beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and coral reefs, Bangaram and Thinnakara islands in Lakshadweep also have a story behind their names

Travelling to Lakshadweep? Check out new tourism hotspots Bangaram and Thinnakara islands (Photo by Twitter/Worldwide0710)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 07:33 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangaram/kavaratti (lakshadweep)

Plan to go diving in the Gulf of Mexico? Discover coral reefs unhurt by climate

Some of the world's healthiest coral reefs can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, 160 kms off the Texas coast, sheltered in a deep, cool habitat far from shore

Bleached coral is visible next to healthy coral during a scuba dive at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, off the coast of Galveston, Texas. The sanctuary had some moderate bleaching this year but nothing like the devastation that hit other reefs during the summer's record-breaking heat. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 01:57 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Off The Coast Of Galveston, Texas
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