Latest Corals News

'Earliest animal predator' named after David Attenborough

Jul. 25, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fossil of a 560-million-year-old creature, which researchers believe to be the first animal predator, has been named after the British naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough. Scientists said Monday they believe the specimen, named Auroralumina...

Diving into some tunes at Florida underwater music festival

Jul. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — They weren't in a “Yellow Submarine,” but hundreds of people spent time below the waves Saturday for a music festival off the Florida Keys. The Beatle's hit and other ocean-themed songs like the theme to “The Little Mermaid” were part of the...

To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

Jun. 27, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon season, four divers, carrying measuring...

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

May. 11, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said. Bleaching is caused by global warming, but this is...