WMNF: Update on Gulf ecosystem 6 years after BP oil disaster by Seán Kinane

Gulf update Posted April 21, 2016 & filed under Environment, News and Public Affairs, Science. USF Weatherbird marine science ship Link to full interview at http://www.wmnf.org/update-gulf-ecosystem-6-years-bp-oil-disaster/ One question that remains six years after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is how the use of dispersants affected the Gulf ecosystem. To find out, Thursday ...Click Here to Read More.

Ecology: Fine-scale environmental specialization of reef-building corals might be limiting reef recovery in the Florida Keys by Carly D. Kenkel, Albert T. Almanza, and Mikhail V. Matz

Ecosphere All Publications > Ecology > December 2015 > Fine-scale environmental specialization of reef-building corals might … Advanced Search Volume 96, Issue 12 (December) 2015 Journal Information ISSN: 0012-9658 Frequency: Monthly As of January 2016, the journals of the Ecological Society of America will be available through Wiley Online Library and your content Alerts will be ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list discussion: #ChangeGlobalBehavior

This comment from Nohora Galvis posted on the NOAA Coral-list is part of a discussion of how to reduce the impacts of climate change. It is the best summary I have read yet: Fundación ICRI Colombia en Pro de los Arrecifes Coralinos icri.colombia@gmail.com via coral.aoml.noaa.gov Dec 2 (1 day ago) Dear Leslie, This is about all, as all of us are decision makers. Of course, the main ...Click Here to Read More.

Toxicopathological Effects of the Sunscreen UV Filter, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3), on Coral Planulae and Cultured Primary Cells and Its Environmental Contamination in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands by CA Downs, et. al.

Coral-list post by Cheryl Woodley I’d like to bring to your attention a new study published yesterday in the journal *Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology* showing that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence. Oxybenzone (also known as BP-3; Benzophenone-3) ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: NOAA: Coral Bleaching Threat in Western Atlantic and Pacific

Coral Bleaching rising While corals can recover from mild bleaching, severe or long-term bleaching kills corals. Even if corals recover, they are more susceptible to disease. Once corals die, it usually takes decades for the reef to recover — but recovery is only possible if the reefs are undisturbed. After corals die, reefs degrade and the structures corals build are eroded away, ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: 2015 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card available

Melanie McField mcfield@healthyreefs.org via coral.aoml.noaa.gov The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) recently released its 2015 Report Card for the Mesoamerican Reef, recording an improvement in reef health for this important reef system encompassing 248 study sites across the 100 km of coast in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. You can download the report from and ...Click Here to Read More.

AAAS: Great Barrier Reef keeps World Heritage Site Status

http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2015/06/great-barrier-reef-keeps-world-heritage-site-status?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&utm_src=email ScienceInsider–Breaking news and analysis from the world of science policy By Leigh Dayton 1 June 2015 11:00 am 2 Comments SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—A threat by a key U.N. agency to list Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as “in danger” ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-List: Coral Morphologic presents “The Endangered Elkhorn Corals of Fisher Island & Miami’s Deep Dredge (Part 1 of 3)”

May 26 With so many dredge projects being proposed on reefs around the world, here is another reminder of just how negative the impact can be. The massive Army Corps of Engineers’ Deep Dredge of Port Miami has now been ongoing for 18 months nearly non-stop (with several more to go). Not only have the Army Corps failed to transplant a large number of federally-protected staghorn ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Jeffrey Maynard announces Nature Climate Change publication “Projections of Climate Conditions that increase coral disease susceptibility and pathogen abundance and virulence.”

We’d like to bring your attention to a paper recently published in *Nature Climate Change *titled: *Projections of climate conditions that increase coral disease susceptibility and pathogen abundance and virulence. * We present and compare climate model projections of temperature conditions that will increase coral susceptibility to disease, pathogen abundance and pathogen virulence ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Oceans 2015 Initiative An updated synthesis of the observed and projected impacts of climate change on physical and biological processes in the oceans (Part I) and An updated understanding of the observed and projected impacts of ocean warming and acidification on marine and coastal socioeconomic activities/sectors

Part I Part II It is my pleasure to send you the links (free access) to two reports of the Oceans 2015 Initiative. These reports summarize the key findings of the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report (AR5) and bring in newer literature to assess the impacts of ocean warming, acidification, deoxygenation, and sea level rise, linking ocean physics and chemistry to biological processes and ecosystem ...Click Here to Read More.

CBC News: Algae on coral in UAE ‘gives hope’ against bleaching

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/algae-on-coral-in-uae-gives-hope-against-bleaching-1.2974647 Technology & Science Persian Gulf algae prevents coral bleaching in seawater that can reach 36 Celsius in summer CBC News Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM ET Algae living on coral in the Persian Gulf appear to protect the host coral from dying off. Seawater in ...Click Here to Read More.

Benthic Macroalgal Blooms as Indicators of Nutrient Loading from Aquifer-Injected Sewage Effluent in Environmentally Sensitive Near-Shore Waters Associated with the South Florida Keys

Journal of Geography and Geology; Vol. 6, No. 4; 2014 ISSN 1916-9779 E-ISSN 1916-9787 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education by: Sydney T. Bacchus1, Sergio Bernardes1, Thomas Jordan1 & Marguerite Madden1 1 Center for Geospatial Research, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2502 USA Correspondence: Marguerite Madden, Center for Geospatial ...Click Here to Read More.

The Guardian: Worst ‘coral bleaching’ in nearly 20 years may be underway, scientists warn

http://mashable.com/2014/12/22/coral-bleaching/ By Andrew Freedman Dec 22, 2014 Colorful reef fish – Pennantfish, Pyramid and Milletseed butterflyfish – school in great numbers at Rapture Reef, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii. Image: James Watt/Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument In 1998, one of the most powerful El Niño events on record sent Pacific Ocean temperatures ...Click Here to Read More.

Science Daily: New Listing to Protect 21 Species of Sharks and Rays

. ScienceDaily: Your source for the latest research news Featured Research from universities, journals, and other organizations New listing to protect 21 species of sharks and rays Date: November 10, 2014 Source: Wildlife Conservation Society Summary: Conservationists are rejoicing at the listing of 21 species of sharks and rays under the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral list: Paul Hoetjes–Curacao Office of Nature: Final Report of Caribbean Coral Reef Monitoring Workshop, Curacao August 2014

Hi everyone, Below please find a link to the final report of the Caribbean workshop on Coral Reef Monitoring held in Curaçao last August. Summarizing very briefly: a steering committee for coral reef monitoring in the Caribbean was agreed and tentatively identified, coordinated by SPAW through its Regional Activity Center (RAC) in Guadeloupe. A set of core data necessary for meaningful ...Click Here to Read More.

Open Journal of Ecology: Community-Based Coral Reef Rehabilitation in a Changing Climate: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes, Extreme Rainfall, and Changing Land Use Impacts

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=50930#.VE_CUWf61Rp OJE> Vol.4 No.14, October 2014 Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado1,2,3*, Alex E. Mercado-Molina2,3, Pedro J. Alejandro-Camis3, Frances Candelas-Sánchez3, Jaime S. Fonseca-Miranda2,3, Carmen M. González-Ramos1,2,3, Roger Guzmán-Rodríguez3, Pascal Mège2, Alfredo A. Montañez-Acuña1,2,3, Iván Olivo Maldonado3, Abimarie ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list–Center for Biologic Diversity: 20 Newly Listed Species via ESA

I’m a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity and one of the authors of the petition to list the 83 corals. I wanted to respond to some of the issues that have been raised about the 20 corals that were recently listed, including the Center’s role, what the listing means, and steps forward. The Center petitioned to list 83 corals in 2009 to provide added conservation tools ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral Morphologic: Bad Year for Coral Bleaching & Sediment on Miami coral reefs

Coral Morphologic 12:09 PM (3 hours ago) to coral-list A combination of hot weather and sunny days in summer 2014 has resulted in very a bad year for coral bleaching in South Florida. Recently, we surveyed the natural reef (‘first reef tract’) just offshore Fisher Island here in Miami. Unfortunately, the water has been kept exceptionally silty from the Army Corps’ ongoing ...Click Here to Read More.

Huffington Post: 20 New Species Of Coral Listed As Threatened

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/coral-threatened_n_5724936.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share The Center for Biologic Diversity deserves the credit for starting the process with NOAA to designate these corals. DeeVon WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change. As with ...Click Here to Read More.

E&E: Marine protected areas alone unlikely to save degraded reefs — study

Joshua Learn, E&E reporter Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 Coral larvae and fish looking for new homes are able to sniff out and avoid areas degraded by overfishing, pollution or other problems, according to research published yesterday in the journal Science. Danielle Dixson, a biology professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and the lead author, said the study ...Click Here to Read More.

Infowars.com: The Gulf of Mexico is Still Dying: Pathogenic Micro-organisms Proliferate due to Polluted and Poisoned ‘BIOTERRAIN’

http://www.infowars.com/the-gulf-of-mexico-is-still-dying-pathogenic-micro-organisms-proliferate-due-to-polluted-and-poisoned-bioterrain/ by GULF OIL SPILL REMEDIATION CYBER-CONFERENCE | JULY 30, 2014 Multitude of oil spills require extraordinary remediation measures by GULF OIL SPILL REMEDIATION CYBER-CONFERENCE | JULY 30, 2014 91300 There have been several significant developments over the ...Click Here to Read More.

Terry Hughes: Dredging on the Great Barrier Reef

Coal mining and natural gas extraction (fracking) in Queensland, Australia are expanding rapidly. Apart from the enormous additional CO2 emissions, the expansion of huge ports and dumping of dredge spoil within the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area have prompted UNESCO to consider including the GBR on their list of “World Heritage Areas in Danger”. The Australian Federal ...Click Here to Read More.

Marine Pollution Bulletin: Zone Tropical Coastal Oceans; Manage them More Like Land

Hi coral-listers, Zone Tropical Coastal Oceans; Manage Them More Like Land I want to draw attention to a new article just published on line at Marine Pollution Bulletin. It results from a project funded by the United Nations University’s institute for Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH) with some assistance from the Univ of Queensland Global Change Institute. It is open access and ...Click Here to Read More.

ICRI: GCRMN report Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970–2012 report out

From: ICRI Secretariat [mailto:icri@env.go.jp] Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:35 AM To: jmcmanus@rsmas.miami.edu Subject: Launch of the GCRMN Caribbean Report Dear colleagues, It has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! The all-awaited GCRMN report Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012 led by Jeremy Jackson is getting officially launched today. As you know, the ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral list: Ferrario, F., Beck, M.W., Storlazzi, C.D., Micheli, F., Shepard, C.C., and Airoldi, L., 2014. ”The effectiveness of coral reefs for coastal hazard risk reduction and adaptation.” *Nature Communications*, 5:3794, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4794.

We are happy to announce the publication of a paper relevant to Coral_List readers in *Nature Communications* this week by a coalition of ecologists, geographers, and oceanographers from academia, government, and an international conservation organization. This research demonstrates how maintaining or restoring coral reefs ecosystems can not only reduce coastal hazards, but how such efforts are ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Blanchon P, Granados-Corea M, Abbey E, Braga JC, Braithwaite C, Kennedy DM, Spencer T, Webster JM, Woodroffe CD. (2014) Postglacial Fringing-Reef to Barrier-Reef conversion on Tahiti links Darwin’s reef types. Scientific Reports 4: 4997.

We are pleased to announce the following open-access publication: Abstract: In 1842 Charles Darwin claimed that vertical growth on a subsiding foundation caused fringing reefs to transform into barrier reefs then atolls. Yet historically no transition between reef types has been discovered and they are widely considered to develop independently from antecedent foundations during glacio-eustatic ...Click Here to Read More.

USGS: Coral Reefs are Critical for Risk Reduction & Adaptation

Coral Reefs are Critical for Risk Reduction & Adaptation Coral Reefs are Critical for Risk Reduction & Adaptation Posted: 13 May 2014 09:00 AM PDT Summary: ARLINGTON, Va – Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore. A new study finds that ...Click Here to Read More.

CARMABI releases Coral Spawning Predictions for 2014

Based on last year’s surveys a prediction is now available of expected times and dates that some of the more abundant Caribbean coral species will release the next generation of corals during the annual coral spawning. The dates are only applicable to the Southern Caribbean. Be aware that the coral spawning is becoming more difficult to predict each year and that this schedule of ...Click Here to Read More.

International Society for Reef Studies publishes “Reef Encounter” again

REEF-ENCOUNTER-29-1-Feb2014 Special thanks to NOAA Coral-list: Dear Coral Listers, Regarding REEF ENCOUNTER, may I take the opportunity to advise those of you who are not yet members of ISRS (International Society for Reef Studies) that the Society’s Council has now agreed to make the re-launched electronic version of the society’s news journal REEF ENCOUNTER available, with a ...Click Here to Read More.

[Coral-List] 2014 Eco-Audit on Mesoamerican Reef

Melanie McField mcfield@healthyreefs.org via coral.aoml.noaa.gov Apr 2, 2014 Of interest to the Coral Reef Community – the latest report from the Healthy Reefs Initiative No Reef Left Behind: Is Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Making the Grade? The coral reefs of Mesoamerica – Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico – are known for their striking beauty and colorful ...Click Here to Read More.

Chemical defenses and resource trade-offs structure sponge communities on Caribbean coral reefs by T. Loh and J. Pawlik

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/11/4151 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS, vol. 111 no. 11 Tse-Lynn Loh, 4151–4156, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321626111 by Tse-Lynn Loh1 and Joseph R. Pawlik2 Author Affiliations Edited* by Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and approved January 22, 2014 (received for review November 19, ...Click Here to Read More.

Cecilia D-Angelo, Jorg Wiedenmann: Impacts of nutrient enrichment on coral reefs: new perspectives and implications for coastal management and reef survival

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2013.11.029 Open Access view full pdf: Impacts of Nutrient Enrichment Highlights • Nutrient enrichment negatively affects coral physiology and ecosystem functioning. • Integrative model of reef survival in dependence of direct and indirect nutrient effects. • Coastal run-off-induced phytoplankton blooms impose nutrient stress on coral reefs. • ...Click Here to Read More.

WOrld Resources Institute releases Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean

Dear Colleagues, As you know, coastal ecosystems provide a range of valuable goods and services to people and economies across the Caribbean, including tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection, and more. Despite their importance, these ecosystems are highly threatened from numerous human pressures including overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Economic analysis is a widely used approach ...Click Here to Read More.

BBC News: Satellites track turtle ‘lost years’

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26435342 5 March 2014 Last updated at 02:43 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Very young turtle. Getting tags to stay on fast-growing young turtles has been a challenge New insights have been gained into the “lost years” of loggerhead turtles. Tiny satellite tags have tracked months-old animals in the uncertain period ...Click Here to Read More.

NSF: Press Release 14-025 Overfishing of Caribbean coral reefs favors coral-killing sponges

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130507 Caribbean-wide study shows protected coral reefs dominated by sponges with chemical defenses Image of a sponge smothering a living coral head on a reef A sponge smothers a living coral head on a reef that lacks predatory angelfish. February 24, 2014 Scientists had already demonstrated that overfishing removes angelfish and parrotfish that ...Click Here to Read More.

Molecular Ecology: Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease across corals and oceans indicates a conserved and distinct disease microbiome by C. Roder, C. Arif, C. Daniels, E.Weil, C. Voolstral

Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease across corals and oceans indicates a conserved and distinct disease microbiome – Roder – 2014 – Molecular Ecology – Wiley Online Library Article first published online: 29 JAN 2014 DOI: 10.1111/mec.12638 © 2013 The Authors Molecular Ecology John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the ...Click Here to Read More.

World Resources Institute & partners launch Coastal Capital Guidebook: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean

Dear Colleagues, On February 19, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and partners will release our newest publication in our Coastal Capital series, a guidebook called Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean. This guidebook is intended for economic valuation practitioners-both economists and non-economists-who would like to conduct coastal ecosystem valuation ...Click Here to Read More.

Ecotoxicology: Toxicological effects of the sunscreen UV filter, benzophenone-2, on planulae and in vitro cells of the coral, *Stylophora pistillata* by C. A. Downs • Esti Kramarsky-Winter • John E. Fauth • Roee Segal •Omri Bronstein • Rina Jeger • Yona Lichtenfeld • Cheryl M. Woodley • Paul Pennington • Ariel Kushmaro • Yossi Loya

The article is in the journal Ecotoxicology. A link to the article can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10646-013-1161-y Accepted: 7 December 2013 Abstract Benzophenone-2 (BP-2) is an additive to personal-care products and commercial solutions that protects against the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. BP-2 is an ‘‘emerging contaminant of concern’’ that is ...Click Here to Read More.

Annual Reviews.org: Climate change influences on marine infectious disease: implications for management and society by Burge, Eakin, Friedman, Froelich, Hershberger, Hoffman, Petes, Preager, Weil, Willis, Ford and Harvell.

2014. *Annual Reviews in Marine Science*. 6: 249-277 Available online: http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-marine-010213-135029 Climate Change Influences on Marine Infectious Diseases: Implications for Management and Society Annual Review of Marine Science Vol. 6: 249-277 (Volume publication date January 2014) First published online as a Review in Advance on June 27, ...Click Here to Read More.

PLOS ONE: Hyperspectral Sensing of Disease Stress in the Caribbean Reef-Building Coral, Orbicella faveolata – Perspectives for the Field of Coral Disease Monitoring by David A. Anderson, Roy A. Armstrong, Ernesto Weil

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0081478 Published: December 04, 2013 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081478 Abstract The effectiveness of management plans developed for responding to coral disease outbreaks is limited due to the lack of rapid methods of disease diagnosis. In order to fulfill current management guidelines for responding to coral disease outbreaks, ...Click Here to Read More.

Oregon State University: Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs — and offers solution

Contact: Rebecca Vega-Thurber Rebecca.vega-thurber@oregonstate.edu 541-737-1851 IMAGE: Diver Andrew Schantz of Florida International University studies the effect of pollution on corals in the Florida Keys. Click here for more information. CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what ...Click Here to Read More.

PLOS ONE: RNA-seq Profiles of Immune Related Genes in the Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis Infected with White Band Disease by Silvia Libro mail, Stefan T. Kaluziak, Steven V. Vollmer

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0081821 Published: Nov 21, 2013 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081821 Abstract Coral diseases are among the most serious threats to coral reefs worldwide, yet most coral diseases remain poorly understood. How the coral host responds to pathogen infection is an area where very little is known. Here we used next-generation ...Click Here to Read More.

Firstcoastnews.com: BP spill money funds Fla. snapper project

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/336506/4/BP-spill-money-funds-Fla-snapper-project 11:36 AM, Nov 24, 2013 | A $3 million, five-year project to expand data collection on red snapper and other reef fish stocks in the northern and eastern Gulf of Mexico is being hailed by Ocean Conservancy as a major milestone in the recovery of the marine resources affected by the 2010 BP oil spill ...Click Here to Read More.

NFW: Artificial Reefs of the Gulf of Mexico: A Review of Gulf State Programs & Key Considerations

Review-of-GoM-Artificial-Reefs-Report http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Reports/Archive/2013/11-08-13-Review-of-Gulf-of-Mexico-Artificial-Reefs.as New National Wildlife Federation white paper encourages decision-makers to take environmental considerations into account when developing new artificial reefs. 11-08-2013 // Ryan Fikes ArtificialReef_UnivofFL Over the past few ...Click Here to Read More.

[Coral-List] NMFS’ 90-day finding on petition to list 23 corals

Today the National Marine Fisheries Service published their 90-day finding on a petition to list 23 coral species under the Endangered Species Act. The 23 corals are part of a wider set of 81 marine species the agency was petitioned to list in July 2013. The finding determined that the available information presents substantial scientific or commercial data or information indicating that the ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-List: Nova Southeastern University Report on Coral Spawning 2013

Hello all, After the full moon in July, August, and September, researchers in 7 regions of the Caribbean (Mexico, Curacao, Belize, St. Thomas, Florida, Flower Gardens, Columbia) monitoring 9 coral species (A. cervicornis, A. palmata, A.. prolifera, Diploria/Pseudodiploria strigosa , Dendrogyra cylindrus, Montastraea/Orbicella franksi, M. annularis, M. faveolata, Montastraea cavernosa) for ...Click Here to Read More.

Common Dreams: Human Assault Pushes Ocean to Limit Unseen in 300 Million Years

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/03 Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013 by Common Dreams ‘We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change,’ warns report. ‘The next mass extinction may have already begun.’ – Jon Queally, staff writer The news, the evidence that supports it, and the warning that accompanies it could hardly be more ...Click Here to Read More.

Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn–Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.

http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/ This incredible multi-media report, with links to scientific studies, should be read by all. DV Story by Craig Welch Photographs by Steve Ringman “Sea Change” was produced, in part, with funding from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. ...Click Here to Read More.

Marine Pollution Bulletin 44 (2002) 1206–1218: Characterizing stress gene expression in reef-building corals exposed to the mosquitoside dibrom q

Morgan and Snell 2002 Dibrom Michael B. Morgan *, Terry W. Snell Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0230, USA Abstract We characterize two genes expressed in Acropora cervicornis upon exposure to 0.5 lg/l of dibrom, a pesticide used for mosquito control in the Florida Keys. Fragments of these genes were isolated, sequenced, and developed into chemiluminescent ...Click Here to Read More.

MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES: Insecticides and a fungicide affect multiple coral life stages

Markey_et_al…2007 Mar Ecol Prog Ser Vol. 330: 127–137, 2007 Published January 25 Kathryn L. Markey1, 2, Andrew H. Baird3, Craig Humphrey2, Andrew P. Negri2,* 1 School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, and 3ARC Centre of Excellence for Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia 2 Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville, Queensland ...Click Here to Read More.

Common Dreams: ‘Inhospitable Oceans’ Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever)

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/26-0 Published on Monday, August 26, 2013 New study shows oceans in peril as acidification is happening at rate perhaps never seen in planet’s history – Jon Queally, staff writer (Photo: ‘Rough Ocean’/Flickr/Jacqueline Fasser)In both a new study published Monday and in a newspaper interview over the weekend, German marine ...Click Here to Read More.

ISME Journal via Coral-list: Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework

The ISME Journal advance online publication 8 August 2013; doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.127 Open–find complete paper with tables at: http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ismej2013127a.html Cornelia Roder1, Chatchanit Arif1, Till Bayer1, Manuel Aranda1, Camille Daniels1, Ahmed Shibl1, Suchana Chavanich2 and Christian R Voolstra1 1Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah ...Click Here to Read More.

Why I am Still Opposed to Widening and Deepening Key West Harbor to Accommodate Larger Cruise Ships by DeeVon Quirolo

Points to consider in the discussion of whether to vote for a feasibility study to widen and deepen Key West harbor: The science has been indisputable for a long long time on the negative impacts of siltation and dredging on or near coral reefs. Corals are living permanent structures on the ocean bottom comprised of colonies of living polyps that need clear, clean nutrient free waters to ...Click Here to Read More.

[Coral-List] New Paper: Native Predators Do Not Control Lionfish by John Bruno

PLOS: goo.gl/rYfzx (http://t.co/GNmzGcCpNS) July 12, 2013 We surveyed the abundance (density and biomass) of lionfish and native predatory fishes that could interact with lionfish (either through predation or competition) on 71 reefs in three biogeographic regions of the Caribbean. We found no relationship between the density or biomass of lionfish and that of native predators. Our results ...Click Here to Read More.

WLOX: Scientists studying impact of oil spill on coral reefs

http://www.wlox.com/ Posted: Jul 05, 2013 6:41 PM EST Updated: Jul 05, 2013 7:02 PM EST By Steve Phillips – bio | email GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Scientists studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill invited the media aboard their research vessels Friday morning during a stop at the Port of Gulfport. Much of their research has focused on the oil spill’s impact on coral ...Click Here to Read More.

Marine Pollution Bulletin: Environmental impacts of dredging and other sediment disturbances on corals: a review by PL Erftemeijer, B Riegl, BW oeksema and PA Todd

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22682583 Mar Pollut Bull. 2012 Sep;64(9):1737-65. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.05.008. Epub 2012 Jun 7. This is another study available only for a price, but the abstract is instructive to the issue of how dredging harms corals. DV Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), P.O. Box H615, Perth, WA 6001, Australia. perftemeijer@globalskm.com Abstract A review of published ...Click Here to Read More.

Marine Pollution Bulletin Report: Lethal and sublethal effects of dredging on reef corals by Rolf P.M. Bak

Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 1978, Pages 14–16 Caribbean Marine Biological Institute (Carmabi), Piscaderabaai, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Netherlands http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0025-326X(78)90275-8, The full article is only available by paying $39.95, but the extract ends with one very strong statement for those who think that the sediment from storms compares to ...Click Here to Read More.

Science Network: Offshore dredging severely impacts coral reefs

http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/fisheries-a-water/item/1684-offshore-dredging-severely-impacts-coral-reefs.html Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:00 Murky coral The study found that sediment accumulation on coral tissue was a “strong and consistent cause of tissue mortality” and resulted in the death of whole coral fragments over prolonged periods. Image: Dan Derret RESEARCH by the ...Click Here to Read More.

Key West Harbor Reconnaissance Report by US Army Corp of Engineers

key_west_harbor_excerpt Perhaps most importantly, this brief 7-page report ends with the following: DV Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973; the threatened coral Acropora cervicornis (staghorn coral) and Acropora palmata (elkhorn coral) could be located adjacent to the channel in the areas proposed for expansion (Figure 2) as this area is designated as critical habitat for these ...Click Here to Read More.

Academia.Edu: Dredging and shipping impacts on southeast Florida coral reefs by Brian K. Walker, et. al.

http://academia.edu/1258184/Dredging_and_shipping_impacts_on_southeast_Florida_coral_reefs Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 201219A Human impacts on coral reefs: general session Authors: Brian K. Walker 1, David S. Gilliam 1, Richard E. Dodge 1, Joanna Walczak² 1 National Coral Reef Institute, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, ...Click Here to Read More.

Increased Stray Gas Abundance in a Subset of Drinking Water Wells Near Marcellas Shale Gas Extraction

StrayGasStudy Robert B. Jacksona,b,1, Avner Vengosha, Thomas H. Darraha, Nathaniel R. Warnera, Adrian Downa,b, Robert J. Poredac, Stephen G. Osbornd, Kaiguang Zhaoa,b, and Jonathan D. Karra,b aDivision of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment and bCenter on Global Change, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708; cDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of ...Click Here to Read More.

NOAA: National Marine Sanctuaries Program: Florida Keys 2011 Condition Report

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/science/condition/fknms/welcome.html This report is best viewed by going to the link above. Below are a few key reports–I added the bold sections which I find the most disturbing. DV Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Condition Summary Table WATER 1. Are specific or multiple stressors, including changing oceanographic and atmospheric conditions, ...Click Here to Read More.

Seaweb via Coral-list: Marine Science Review Contaminants and Pollution – Ocean Acidification

Ahh, the power of the internet and open sources. For anyone studying ocean acidification, this is a nirvana of resources. DV From: SeaWeb Date: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM June 11, 2013 OA indicates an open access article or journal. – *Ocean acidification limits temperature-induced poleward expansion of coral habitats around Japan. **Biogeosciences* 9(12): 4955-4968, ...Click Here to Read More.

Dailymail.co.uk: Why rare species found in coral reefs, tropical forests and alpine meadows could determine how our planet survives global disasters

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2332234/Why-rare-species-coral-reefs-tropical-forests-alpine-meadows-determine-planet-survives-global-disasters.html#ixzz2V4REovtx Researchers from the University of Montpellier in France analysed the role rare species play within coral reefs, tropical forests and alpine meadows The findings suggest that rare species play a more important part in ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Scott Woolridge: A new explanation for the how? and why? of coral calcification

Scott Wooldridge S.Wooldridge@aims.gov.au via coral.aoml.noaa.gov 6:40 AM (3 hours ago) Thursday, May 2, 2013 to coral-list For both the geologist and biologist alike, the extending dimension of coral skeletal growth (i.e. skeletal extension) is often considered a good indicator of the efficient functioning of the coral-algae symbiosis. In a new manuscript in Biogeosciences I outline why this ...Click Here to Read More.

Common Dreams: Health groups call for urgent action to address health risks from coal and coal seam gas

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/21-0 Please find attached and below an overview of the outcomes of the Health and Energy Policy Roundtable and Workshop in Canberra last week. You will see there has been a decision to form a new collaborative network of health groups to work together to raise awareness of the health implication of current energy and minerals policy in Australia. This ...Click Here to Read More.

CNews-Canada: Damning new study links toxin increase directly to oil sands

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Environment/2013/01/07/20478186.html By Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau The Athabasca river runs through the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., in this file photo. REUTERS/Todd Korol OTTAWA – A new study suggests aquatic toxins close to the Athabasca River have increased dramatically and simultaneously with oilsands development there, contradicting earlier ...Click Here to Read More.

Science Magazine: Coral Reefs Could Be Decimated by 2100

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/12/coral-reefs-could-be-decimated-b.html by Eli Kintisch on 20 December 2012, 1:15 PM | 1 Comment Barrier falling. Oceanographers have blamed bleaching of Porites coral from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on warming water temperatures, ocean acidification, and pollution. Credit: Louis Wray/Creative Commons Nearly every coral reef could be dying ...Click Here to Read More.

Conservation Letters: Long-term trends of coral imports into the United States indicate future opportunities for ecosystem and societal benefits by Andrew L. Rhyne, Michael F. Tlusty, Les Kaufman

Article first published online: 26 JUL 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00265.x Volume 5, Issue 6, pages 478–485, December 2012 Keywords: Aquarium trade; coral trade; curio trade; coral triangle; marine policy Author Information 1 New England Aquarium, John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, Boston, MA, USA 2 Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and ...Click Here to Read More.

Summit County Voice: Environment: Traces of Deepwater Horizon oil cause deformities, swimming deficiencies in Gulf fish

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/12/10/environment-traces-of-deepwater-horizon-oil-causes-deformities-swimming-deficencies-in-gulf-fish/ Posted on December 10, 2012 by Bob Berwyn An explosion and subsequent fire on BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico led to the biggest oil spill on recornd in U.S. coastal waters. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard. Study shows ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Coral Thermal Tolerance: Tuning Gene Expression to Resist Thermal Stress by Bellatuono, Granados-Cifuentes, Miller, Hoegh-Guldberg and Rodriguez-Lanetty

A new publication from our group has been recently published online, which you might find of interest. *”Coral Thermal Tolerance: Tuning Gene Expression to Resist Thermal Stress”* Anthony J. Bellantuono, Camila Granados-Cifuentes, David J. Miller, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty* PLoS ONE: Research Article, published 30 Nov 2012. ...Click Here to Read More.

MSNBC: Dispersant makes oil from spills 52 times more toxic & Environmental Pollution: Synergistic toxicity of Macondo crude oil and dispersant Corexit 9500A® to the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50032789/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.ULoviN3c3X8 As in 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, it makes petroleum less visible, but much more harmful This is important: I don’t think Corexit should EVER be used again in U.S. ocean waters. DV By Douglas Main updated 11/30/2012 6:46:08 PM ET For microscopic animals living in the Gulf of Mexico, even worse than the ...Click Here to Read More.

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program — Smithsonian Marine Station Belize 2012 Annual Report

The Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems (CCRE) Program is a long term field study dedicated to investigations of coral reefs and associated mangroves, seagrass meadows, and sandy bottoms. Field operations are based at the Carrie Bow Cay Field Station on the Meso-American Barrier Reef in Belize, while logistical and administrative operations are based at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort ...Click Here to Read More.

Nature Climate Change | Letter : Nutrient enrichment can increase the susceptibility of reef corals to bleaching

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate1661.html Similar to findings of Dr. James Cervino about ten years ago, yet we are still debating the human impacts that trigger climate change instead of implementing policies to address them. DV Jörg Wiedenmann, Cecilia D’Angelo, Edward G. Smith, Alan N. Hunt, François-Eric Legiret, Anthony D. ...Click Here to Read More.

Theconversation.edu.au: Crown of Thorns is a symptom of reef decline: let’s address the cause

http://theconversation.edu.au/crown-of-thorns-is-a-symptom-of-reef-decline-lets-address-the-cause-9932 3 October 2012, 2.39pm AEST A recent report on coral loss from the Great Barrier Reef has pointed the finger at cyclones and Crown of Thorns starfish. The real culprit is human activity, and until we reduce port activity and pollution, coral will be unable to bounce back. Three recent ...Click Here to Read More.

The Ocean Foundation: Deadly Serious: Acid Oceans and What We Must Do

http://www.oceanfdn.org/blog/?p=1159 by Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation A magnified image of the coccolithophore, Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner. Coccolithophores are single-celled algae, protists, and phytoplankton and considered especially vulnerable to ocean acidification due to their calcium carbonate shells. (Image: Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner from Mie Prefecture, ...Click Here to Read More.

The Ocean Foundation: Ignorance is Not Bliss: New Study on the Status of Unassessed Fish Stocks Underscores Global Threat Posed By Overfishing

http://www.oceanfdn.org/blog/?p=1143 Date: October 4, 2012 5:53:29 PM EDT by Kenneth Stump, Ocean Policy Fellow at The Ocean Foundation Photo courtesy of John Surrick-Chesapeake Bay Foundation/Marine Photobank Overfishing (and the use of destructive fishing gear) is often cited as one of the two greatest threats to animals in the ocean. Overfishing occurs when a fishery removes fish from a ...Click Here to Read More.

Summit Voice: Environment: Excess nutrients speed up ocean acidification

Posted on October 7, 2012 by Bob Berwyn Shellfish are expected to be hit hard by ocean acidification in the coming decades. Bob Berwyn photo. CO2 from decaying algae blooms adds to ocean woes By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Runoff from agricultural and urban areas is speeding up ocean acidification in some coastal areas, adding to the woes resulting from increased concentration of ...Click Here to Read More.

Reuters: Storms to Starfish: Great Barrier Reef is rapidly losing coral; coral cover could fall to ~5% in the next decade

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/01/australia-reef-idUSL3E8L14K220121001 _______________________________________________ Storms to starfish: Great Barrier Reef faces rapid coral loss-study Mon Oct 1, 2012 2:59pm EDT * Great Barrier Reef suffers unprecedented coral loss * Study says storms, starfish, bleaching cause most damage * Risk of rapid decline unless world adopts tough CO2 goals By ...Click Here to Read More.

Scientists Uncover Hotbed of Marine Life in New Caledonia’s Reefs; Coextinction of reefs exhibited

http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=172&catid=177&id=431&view=article 4 September 2012 South Australian Museum parasite expert Ian Whittington is one of several international scientists whose study in New Caledonia is today published in the journal Aquatic Biosystems. New Caledonia is home to the biggest coral reef lagoon and the second biggest ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Terry Hughes provides Summary of Outcomes for 12th International Coral Reef Symposium

A 4-page summary of outcomes of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium is now online at: http://www.icrs2012.com/Downloads/ICRS2012_Outcomes_Report.PDF. The Symposium website will remain operational indefinitely. Here are some useful direct links: http://www.icrs2012.com/Proceedings.htm http://www.icrs2012.com/Downloads/ICRS2012_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf, 1500 talk and poster ...Click Here to Read More.

Huffington Post: Climate Change: Coral Reefs Expected To Suffer Greatly, Study Finds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/16/climate-change-coral-reefs_n_1888288.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Reuters | Posted: 09/16/2012 1:00 pm Updated: 09/16/2012 8:34 pm * 70 pct of corals will suffer degradation by 2030 * To protect half of reefs, temperature rise must be under 1.5C By Nina Chestney LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The chance to save the world’s coral reefs from ...Click Here to Read More.

IUCN: Crunch time for Caribbean corals

http://www.iucn.org/?10903/Crunch-time-for-Caribbean-corals 07 September 2012 | International news release Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 September 2012 (IUCN) – Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems, according to a new IUCN ...Click Here to Read More.

Journal of Indonesian Coral Reefs available online

Dear All, We proudly announce that our first volume of Journal of Indonesian Coral Reefs is finally available on line (http://www.coastal-unhas.com/ incres). It is free download for full-text pdf format. More numbers and Volumes coming on line soon. Please distribute this information and link to our friends and colleagues who might be interested to know more various issues about Indonesian ...Click Here to Read More.

Important International Coral Reef Symposium 2012 Info

From: Hughes, Terry Sent: Friday, 11 May 2012 3:37 PM Two months in advance of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) in Cairns, Australia from 9-13 July, the draft Scientific Program is now available online, at http://www.icrs2012.com/MiniSymposia.htm#1. Close to 2,000 people from 75 countries have registered to attend so far, and over 1,500 oral and poster presentations have ...Click Here to Read More.

In Tech: Long-Term Impacts of Non-Sustainable Tourism and Urban Development in Small Tropical Islands Coastal Habitats in a Changing Climate: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico Edwin A. Hernández- Delgado1, Carlos E. Ramos-Scharrón2, Carmen R. Guerrero-Pérez3, Mary Ann Lucking4, Ricardo Laureano5, Pablo A. Méndez-Lázaro6 and Joel O. Meléndez-Díaz7 1Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 2Island Resources Foundation & Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin 3 Instituto para un Desarrollo Sustentable 4Coralations, Inc. 5Vegabajeños Impulsando Desarrollo Ambiental Sustentable, Inc. 6Department of Environmental Health, University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus 7Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 1,3,4,5,6,7Puerto Rico 2USA

InTech-Long_term_impacts_of_non_sustainable_tourism_and_urban_development_in_small_tropical_islands_coastal_habitats_in_a_changing_climate_lessons_learned_from_puerto_rico ...Click Here to Read More.

Fox News: Whales sensed Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/08/whales-sensed-deepwater-horizon-oil-rig-disaster/ By Peter Gwynne Published April 08, 2012 Inside Science News Service A technique that monitors whales through the sounds they emit has answered a key issue raised by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago this month. The sound-monitoring technique revealed that ...Click Here to Read More.

Scientific American: Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=phytoplankton-population News | Energy & Sustainability Researchers find trouble among phytoplankton, the base of the food chain, which has implications for the marine food web and the world’s carbon cycle By Lauren Morello and ClimateWire | July 29, 2010 | 49 The microscopic plants that form the foundation of the ocean’s food ...Click Here to Read More.

ScienceDaily: Viral Disease — Particularly from Herpes — Gaining Interest as Possible Cause of Coral Decline

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328090941.htm ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2012) — As corals continue to decline in abundance around the world, researchers are turning their attention to a possible cause that’s almost totally unexplored — viral disease. It appears the corals that form such important parts of marine ecosystems harbor many different viruses — ...Click Here to Read More.

Coral-list: Judy Lang provides new aids for identifying corals and fishes in AGRRA surveys for wider Caribbean

Judith Lang via coral.aoml.noaa.gov 10:33 AM (7 hours ago) March 14th, 2012 Dear All, New aids for identifying the species of corals and fishes in the wider Caribbean that can occur in AGRRA surveys are now available for downloading at: www.agrra.org/method/trainingid.html Many new photographs and, for the corals, a few taxonomic revisions are included in these materials. Additional ...Click Here to Read More.