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  • Earth Day's 40th anniversary will be celebrated across the globe Thursday: There will be children studying pollution in Baltimore Harbor, volunteers cutting down invasive ivy in the District, a coral-reef cleanup in the Virgin Islands, a concert in Rome.

    Born in 1970, event has cause for celebration -- and a midlife crisis

  • His research ranges from the field discovery and description of new coral-reef species, through experimental study of coastal and estuarine food web interactions, to collaborative efforts to quantify and publicize the role of marine biodiversity in providing essential ecosystem services.

    Contributor: J. Emmett Duffy

  • The two entities have continued to work together on other projects, such as incorporating satellite measurements on coral-reef bleaching. News of the Underwater World

  • In the sea, think of a coral-reef fish, which never ventures into deep water.


  • Cleaning, among coral-reef fish, is a well-established way of life, like hunting or grazing or anteating among mammals.


  • Boasting more than 500 species of reef-building coral -- 75% of all those known and almost seven times the number found in the entire Caribbean -- it represents one of the richest coral-reef systems in the world.

    Dive Time

  • The rise in air travel and domestic and international tourism in the coming decades encouraged states to give more attention to their tropical coasts, with some realizing as early as the 1950s that marine resources were not as limitless as once thought and that conservation through marine protected areas may be required if coral-reef based tourism was to thrive.

    Managing coral reef fisheries

  • Fishery recovery in a coral-reef marine park and its effect on the adjacent fishery.

    Coral degradation through destructive fishing practices

  • ~ Toxin From Coral-reef Bacteria Could Become Next-generation Cancer Drug -- Researchers have acquired a new molecular tool that could help them transform a toxin from coral-reef bacteria into a next-generation cancer drug.

    Speedlinking 11/29/07

  • Hypoxic survival strategies in two fishes: extreme anoxia tolerance in the North European crucian carp and natural hypoxic preconditioning in a coral-reef shark.

    Evolution versus "Intelligent Design" - The Panda's Thumb


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