BIOROCK SAVES BLEACHING CORALS AGAIN

BIOROCK SAVES BLEACHING CORALS AGAIN

October 1 2020 Komang Astika & Tom Goreau Biorock Indonesia Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia Corals growing on Biorock reefs in Indonesia that survived severe 2016 bleaching, and bleached again completely in 2020, have now fully recovered. Bleaching on Biorock was...

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Entire Caribbean Sea about to bleach

Entire Caribbean Sea about to bleach

Coral reefs all across the Caribbean Sea are now at mass bleaching temperatures. Coral mortality will depend on how hot it gets in the coming weeks and for how long. Below is the latest daily Coral Bleaching HotSpot map for the Caribbean (Goreau & Hayes, 1994)....

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Are Orcas eating Mediterranean migrants?

Are Orcas eating Mediterranean migrants?

  “Rough Play or Bad Intentions? Orca Encounters Off Iberia Baffle Experts”, New York Times, September 20, 2020 reports that a well known school of Orcas (killer whales) whose resident range is around both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar, have suddenly started...

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Coral Bleaching HotSpot shows Arctic Ice Death Spiral

Coral Bleaching HotSpot shows Arctic Ice Death Spiral

    30 years ago we developed the HotSpot method of predicting coral bleaching caused by extreme heat waves, using satellite Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies mapped with regard to the average temperature in the hottest month historically (Goreau &...

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Forests, fossil fuels, and coral reefs

Forests, fossil fuels, and coral reefs

The most massive trees and carbon biomass in the world are those in the rainforests of British Colombia, Canada, and some of these most important carbon stores are now slated for destruction in the name of “economic development”, read more in...

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First Biorock projects in India

First Biorock projects in India

  The first Biorock coral reef restoration projects have been started in India by a team from the Zoological Survey of India, with support from the Gujarat Forestry Department and the Global Coral Reef Alliance.    The scientific team, led by...

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Covid Halts Dolphin Pollution in Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Covid Halts Dolphin Pollution in Discovery Bay, Jamaica

May 14, 2020 COVID Halts Dolphin Pollution In Discovery Bay, Jamaica Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD President, Global Coral Reef Alliance   The Covid-19 virus is now helping clean up coastal water quality in Jamaica through a chain of unexpected indirect environmental...

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