coral

Uncovering Secrets to Coral Survival in a Changing Climate

By Grace Klinger, Science Communication Fellow at Shedd Aquarium Corals are diverse organisms that provide food and homes to millions of marine species, promoting biodiversity in our oceans. Some are soft, some are stony. Some live in deep water, some ...

When sharks are fished-out from coral reefs, fish body shapes change

Sounds kinda weird.. but studying nearly identical coral reef systems off Australia, my collaborators and I discovered something unusual on the reefs subjected to nearly exclusive fishing of sharks—fish with significantly smaller eyes and tails. This provides evidence of ...

Crocodiles and Corals: Face-to-Face With Cuba’s Coral Reef

National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee Erika Bergman is sharing the thrill of diving in a submersible with classrooms and onlookers all over the world. With external and internal cameras mounted on her sub, viewers experience a new vantage point as ...

New Caledonia Expedition: Turtle Lovin’

By Manu San Félix Today we had a difficult day of diving, navigating far away from our ship with dive boats in rough seas. In spite of the bad conditions we were able to complete three dives in beautiful ...

What’s a Danajon Bank?

by Michael Ready, Associate Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers In April 2013, after four planes, a ferry, and two outriggers, I arrived at Handumon, a remote village and field station on Jandayan Island in the Philippines. As I ...

What’s a Danajon Bank?

by Michael Ready, Associate Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers In April 2013, after four planes, a ferry, and two outriggers, I arrived at Handumon, a remote village and field station on Jandayan Island in the Philippines. As I ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Getting Ready to Go South!

Around this time last year my dive buddy and I were returning from the first Patagonian fjords expedition. I was returning home with an amazing sense of achievement and a big smile across my face. Despite some less than ideal ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Getting Ready to Go South!

Around this time last year my dive buddy and I were returning from the first Patagonian fjords expedition. I was returning home with an amazing sense of achievement and a big smile across my face. Despite some less than ideal ...