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Johnson Toribiong, President of the Republic of Palau to receive the prestigious Ocean Heritage Award

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On September 25, 2010, Johnson Toribiong, President of the Republic of Palau, will be presented with the prestigious Ocean Heritage Award by the Shark Research Institute in New York City for creating the entire EEZ of Palau – 237,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean – as the world’s first shark sanctuary.

New Zealander William Trubridge first to freedive to 100 meters with no fins

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On December 12, 2010, at 11:43am local time in the Bahamas, New Zealander William Trubridge dove 100 meters into Dean's Blue Hole on Long Island with a single breath of air and only his hands and feet to propel him down and up.

New species of red coral discovered

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The recently discovered species, Psammogorgia hookeri, was discovered along rocky ledges by scuba divers at depths of 25 meters (82 feet) in Peru's Paracas National Reserve.

Palau reefs shows resistance to acidification

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Two unexpected discoveries could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification.

Coral spawning

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Corals are adapting to acidification

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Corals are still capable of adapting under current circumstances of sea acidification new research shows.

Learn how to identify stony corals in Miami, Florida

Boulder brain coral
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We see them all the time, the stony corals — beautiful and kind of mysterious. They differ slightly from each other, with winding patterns that often resemble our brains. Want to learn more about them? Here is your chance! And.. it's free!

Fluorescence reveal coral stress

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Fluorescent light produced by corals correlate with coral stress prior to bleaching

How do new species of coral form in the ocean?

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The large dispersal potential of coral larvae in open water and the proximity of different species on the ocean floor pose a mystery for researchers

Reef corals utilize pink and purple hues as sunscreen

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Light stress a major contributor to coral bleaching
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