The New York Times Covers Our Frozen Coral

Check out the Science section of the New York Times today:

Frozen Sperm Offer a Lifeline for Coral


BLIZZARD A colony of elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, spawning in Belize. Coral spawns are poorly understood; many are tied to phases of the moon. Photo by R. Ritson-Williams.


The author, Michelle Nijhuis came out to Hawaii to visit us during spawning last year and then joined us for our crazy trip to Belize. Many thanks to her for writing this story and getting it into the New York Times!

IPSO reports mass ocean extinction within generations

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Reuters published a study led by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) regarding mass extinctions in the world’s oceans.

 

The study reports on mass extinctions within a generation, and includes information about the collapsing of coral reefs and the spread of low-oxygen “dead zones”.

 

“We now face losing marine species and entire marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, within a single generation,” according to the study by 27 experts to be presented to the United Nations.

 

A video report and article from ABC News can be found here:

Impending Disaster: Marine Species Face Mass Extinction, Experts Say

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