EARLY Wednesday morning a 8.3 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami in the Pacific, killing at least 140 people in Samoa and Tonga. Later in the day a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit western Sumatra in Indonesia, drowning hundreds of people and burying … [Read more...] about Early Warning of Massive Earthquates Possible: John McRobert
“CORAL atolls have proven over thousands of years that, if left alone, they can go up and down with any sea level rise. And if we follow some simple conservation practices, they can continue to do so and to support atoll residents. But they cannot … [Read more...] about The Real Threats to Coral Atolls
“RESEARCHERS in Australia say the growth of coral on the country’s iconic Great Barrier Reef has fallen since 1990 to its lowest rate in 400 years”, variations of this message have been repeated around the world with global warming, and the … [Read more...] about Coral Calcification and Ocean Acidification Revisited
OVER the last week a new island has formed in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga. But, no, it is not because sea levels are falling!
Rather it is the consequence of a volcanic eruption.
A volcanic eruption allows molten rock, ash, and poisonous … [Read more...] about
New Larger Pacific Island
The total mass of bony fish in the ocean is between 812 million tons and 2,050 million tons, producing around 110 million tons of calcium carbonate per year - reducing the risk of ocean acidification. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Fish Reduce Risk of Ocean Acidification
HAVE you ever wondered what happens when corals grow so tall they are above sea level or whether the Great Barrier Reef could extend its range further south with global warming? If you are curious you will probably enjoy and learn much from a new … [Read more...] about New Report on Corals and Carbon for the Curious