R. PRASAD

The effects of global warming have shown up in a definite way in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

A paper in the latest issue of the Science journal notes unprecedented effects of increased CO{-2} on the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists found the rate at which corals were able to build skeletons dropped by 14 per cent during the p eriod of study

This report documents a global analysis designed to help

This report reviews threshold changes in North American

Key differences between CMZ and CRZ View image Genesis and features of CMZ vis-a-vis the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 1991 Key features Coastal areas categorized as

With coral reefs as their tea leaves, scientists are forecasting that in the next several decades there will be another major earthquake along the Sunda fault off Sumatra like the one that spawned the catastrophic tsunami of December 26, 2004.

This Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008 report from the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network summarises what has happened to the world

Managing Marine and Coastal Protected Areas: A Toolkit for South Asia (South Asia Toolkit) has been prepared to help MCPA managers in their daily tasks. Containing 81 theme sheets arranged in two parts: The Management Process and Conservation and Sustainable Use, the Toolkit provides up-to-date information and practical guidance on a wide range of issues related to management of MCPAs.

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The stones being sold are actually coral rocks, an official of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park says
RAM Sethu the mythical bridge which got embroiled in a controversy over the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project is back in the news. This time for the trade of coral rocks considered to be a part of the holy structure.

S Raja, Ramnad: MARINE scientists and experts have expressed concern over the spreading of a species of seaweed, which may endanger coral reefs in the Gulf of Mannar.

The seaweed identified as

marine sciences Rare corals aplenty According to researchers from James Cook University rare coral species might not be at high risks of extinction due to small population sizes.Their tendency to hybridize saves them. The previous prediction was that small population sizes led to decreased genetic diversity, which in turn decreased their adaptive capability. However, some

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