‘Gravity Waves’ Offer Hope to Coral in a Warming Ocean

[ad_1] CLIMATEWIRE | A huge computer simulation showing ocean circulation patterns has given scientists new hope that some coral reefs might escape the damaging effects of global warming. A new study — based on a long-term project called “Estimating the...

Dolphins Rub against Mucus-Oozing Corals to Soothe Skin

[ad_1] Like humans, dolphins sometimes suffer from irritated skin. But instead of lathering on soothing lotion, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the northern Red Sea head for the nearest coral reef. As if they were patrons at a popular spa, the...

‘Reef Balls’ Gain Traction for Shoreline Protection

[ad_1] CLIMATEWIRE | Climate adaptation comes in myriad shapes and sizes. In Westchester County, N.Y., it could take the form of bored-out concrete domes that look more like D-Day bunkers than green infrastructure. The unusual shoreline structures — essentially...

Extreme Heat Becomes New Normal for Oceans

[ad_1] Oceans are heating up at breakneck speed, and the warming waters are threatening marine animals all over the world. That’s the alarming takeaway from a pair of new studies on marine warming published this week in the journal PLOS Climate. The first study looks...