Elkhorn coral is one of the main varieties of coral that workers on the northern coast of Puerto Rico have been able to restore following damage done by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Local NGOs repair Puerto Rico’s coral reefs in Maria’s aftermath


It is truly amazing what zip ties and a pair of pliers can do. Just ask the members of Group V.I.D.A.S. in Puerto Rico.

Healthy corals use chemical signals, or smells, to attract fish. New research has found that corals also send out "distress" signals when they're in trouble.

Coral reefs can communicate with fish, and many of them are crying for help


After Sandy, looking at oysters as a way to protect vulnerable coastlines


New research points to big changes, not necessarily disappearance, for coral reefs


US Navy Jettison Bombs Near the Great Barrier Reef

Conflict & Justice

Heinz Awards Celebrate “Environmental Champions”

Ten creative people are receiving this year’s Heinz Award for their environmental efforts. Among them is a marine biologist with a hopeful message about the world’s oceans.

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Charting the Health of Coral in the Persian Gulf

Scientists are diving to the ocean floor to find out how coral reefs near Abu Dhabi survive the most extreme environments.

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Environmentalism, Indonesian Style

The Asian archipelago of Indonesia hosts some of the most abundant and diverse natural resources in the world. Indonesia’s vast rain forest is second in size only to the Amazon’s. No other country has a longer coastline; and its waters are filled with spectacular coral reefs and marine life. But decades of abuse, neglect and […]

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In south Florida, sand is why the tourists come. For years, hotel owners along Miami Beach appealed for federal help in keeping the beaches from eroding . A six million dollar beach nourishment plan is now underway in south Florida after 2 years of legal wrangling. But now, how not to repeat damage to the […]

The Oyster is Their World

Oyster reefs protect our shorelines from storm damage and provide a biologically rich habitat for hundreds of fish, crabs and birds. But we’ve literally eaten oysters out of house and home. Now researchers in Wellfleet, Massachusetts are experimenting wit