A Pinnacle of Coral Is Discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The underwater skyscraper teems with sea life and had been overlooked in past surveys of the reef system.

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The Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half Its Corals

Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.

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Why Some Tropical Fish Are Gettin’ Squiggly With It

On occasion, different species of angelfish produce hybrid offspring even more colorful than the parents.

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New Red Algae Are Threatening Hawaii’s Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

The recently discovered species covers coral in a thick layer and suffocates it. Scientists don’t know where it came from.

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The Great Wonders Beyond the Great Reef

A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and geologic features.

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When Coral’s Colorful Show Is a Sign That It’s Sick

Under stress, certain coral species put on displays to try to re-attract symbiotic algae they need to survive.

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