Coral Health News

News topics cover a wide variety of stories relating to the ocean sciences. Please contact us if you have a news story to share.

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Waiʻōpae Destroyed By Lava


The Guardian recently covered the Kīlauea eruption and the destruction of Kapoho Bay.

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Computers on the Reef


Software tools that digitize and annotate underwater images are transforming marine ecology.

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Widespread coral bleaching event to hit U.S. hard for third straight year


Sea temperatures will remain higher-than-normal for an “unprecedented” third consecutive year.

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New Discoveries in Hawaiian Archipelago


Researchers discover 3 new species of fish and document algal blooms in NWHI.

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Behind the Scenes: Breeding super coral


A team of scientists are using assisted evolution to grow coral that can withstand climate change.

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Creating corals that can survive climate change


Scientists may be coming up with a way to protect the fragile reefs for the warmer world of the future

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Finalists for Ocean 180 Video Challenge


John Burns & Cliff Kapono have been selected as finalists for the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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Corals worldwide hit by bleaching


From Hawaiʻi to Papua New Guinea to the Maldives, coral reefs are bleaching — in so many regions that the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially declared a global bleaching event on 8 October.

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Waving, Not Drowning


A new study finds that coral reefs in the Western Pacific are growing fast enough to beat sea-level rise.

Our Research

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Information on various methods used to research coral health

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