Researchers trace the source of nitrogen pollution affecting the world’s second largest barrier reef

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Tropical coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse areas on Earth. They’re also on the front lines of effects caused by human activity. That’s why it’s becoming increasingly.important, especially as human populations increase, to manage the runoff and wastewater that flow into the sea “Tropical coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs, … Read more

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

In this photo supplied by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), a diver swims past coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Oct. 18, 2016. More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed in 2022 was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral … Read more

Environmental DNA reveals secret reef inhabitants

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain An international research team uses a global sampling of seawater to reveal which tropical reef fish occur where. To identify species and families, they successfully used the residual DNA shed by the animals present in the water. But not all fish can be traced in this way. Tropical coral reefs are … Read more