Miami dredging caused “extensive coral mortality and critical habitat loss” for the US’ only continental reef

It’s nothing short of a tragedy.

Study finds distinct microbes living near corals

Each coral species has a distinct microbial population, researchers found.

Climate change killed almost 90% of the baby coral in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef’s future is bleak.

Great Coral Reef hit by massive surge of muddy water — visible from satellite

This is just adding more salt to the wound.

Rising seas might mean more coral reef islands — if we don’t murder all the corals

We might get more ‘exotic’ if we dial down on the ‘extinction’.

Widespread coral species shows unique adaptations against environmental changes

Pocillopora damicornis —¬†one of the most abundant and widespread reef-building corals in the world — may help us better understand how anthozoans deal with stress.

Autonomous killer drone aims to save the Great Barrier Reef

Can we please call these things Star Destroyers? Please?

A coral reef longer than Delaware was hiding off the US east coast

Surpise!

Coral havens might bring worldwide hope for reefs

The overall situation is still very bleak, but there are a few very bright spots.

The Great Barrier Reef had 5 near-death experiences so far, but this one might be its last

The Great Barrier Reef may be facing its worse threat yet.

Marine heatwaves smothered the Great Barrier Reef — and it won’t get better

The world’s largest coral system is dying, and it’s all our fault.

It’s “make or break” for coral reefs, says the UN head of Environment

He says the shift away from coal and plastics is good news — but we also need more action.

Scientists successfully transplant coral into the devastated Great Barrier Reef

This successful first trial might one day save the reef.

Newly-described hermit crab species makes permanent homes out of coral — a first

This hermit crab is no hobo.

Coral reefs barely survived bleaching, will be gone within the century unless we act

And the world will be less without them.

Fish urine keeps corals healthy, but we’re taking all the fish out of the water

Does this mean I have to pee in the pool now?

Coral bleaching has been captured on video for the first time

They don’t seem to be having a good time.

Fossil Friday: Zaphrentis phrygia

Kinda looks like the Sarlacc, doesn’t it? Well take your geek hat off cause it isn’t a sarlacc. Now put your paleontology geek hats on because this is Fossil Friday and we’re talking about Zaphrentis phrygia.

Scientists find 1,000-km-long coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon

It’s a true “Wow!” moment.

Slow-Life time lapse video gives a beautiful glimpse into the life of corals

If you’ve ever seen one up close you probably know that corals are insanely beautiful, but not exactly action packed — these animals live at their own pace, one so slow that to a human being they might seem frozen in time. But what would coral look like if it lived in ‘normal’ speed?