Caribbean coral reefs

Large 'herbivores of the sea' help keep coral reefs healthy

Selective fishing can disrupt the delicate balance maintained between corals and algae in embattled Caribbean coral reefs. Removing large parrotfish, which…

Study shows dietary supplements are good for coral health

UM Rosenstiel School researchers found coral species can buffer the effects of climate change by increasing feeding during stressful environmental conditions

„Confronting the new normal“: World Bank launches PIK climate report

The new report focuses on how climate impacts and social vulnerability interact, or how the poor are hit hardest in Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle…

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers…

Study Reveals 'Sobering' Decline of Caribbean's Big Fish, Fisheries

While other scientists working in the Caribbean have observed the declines of large predators for decades, the comprehensive work by Stallings documents the…