Latest Corals News

Corals bred in a zoo have joined Europe's largest reef. This is offering scientists hope

Apr. 26, 2024 03:55 AM EDT

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) — Just like the animals on Noah’s Ark, the corals arrived in a pair. On Monday, divers with gloved hands gently nestled the self-bred corals from the World Coral Conservatory project among their cousins in Europe’s largest coral reef at the Burgers’...

The first glow-in-the-dark animals may have been ancient corals deep in the ocean

Apr. 23, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many animals can glow in the dark. Fireflies famously blink on summer evenings. But most animals that light up are found in the depths of the ocean. In a new study, scientists report that deep-sea corals that lived 540 million years ago may have been the first...

Dredging of Puerto Rico's biggest port begins despite warnings it may harm turtles and corals

Apr. 03, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A $62 million project to dredge Puerto Rico’s biggest and most important seaport began Wednesday amid fierce opposition from environmentalists and a pending lawsuit. Crews with California-based Curtin Maritime will remove nearly 3 million cubic yards...