Table Corals Could Be the Key to a Resilient Great Barrier Reef

Scientists discover that table corals regenerate Great Barrier Reef habitats 14 times faster than other coral species.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Mapping the Way to Better Conservation in the Caribbean

For the first time, scientists have mapped all the shallow underwater habitats across 30 Caribbean countries and territories.

Cara Cannon Byington

From Palmyra to the Pacific: Realigning a Rainforest

Getting rid of the rats on Palmyra was only the beginning.

Cara Cannon Byington

How Do You Count Sharks When You Can’t See Them?

Scientists are studying coastal shark communities around coral reefs by looking at what the animals leave behind: pieces of their skin.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

In Pictures: Saving Papua New Guinea’s Sea Cucumbers

View photographs from our reporter’s journey to Manus, where local communities are taking sustainable sea cucumber management into their own hands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

In Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands.

Justine E. Hausheer

River Pollution Threatens Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching dominates headlines about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but perhaps the most dangerous threat lurks on land, far away from the reef itself.

Justine E. Hausheer

Recovery: New Hope for Caribbean Coral

An effort to restore coral reefs finds its hope in fragments. Literally.

Ted Williams

Nurseries Restore Staghorn Coral in the Florida Keys

Hands-on coral restoration will help save reefs in the Florida Keys.

Caitlin Lustic

Making Nature’s Value Visible (To All): Coral Reef Edition

To all the benefits of coral reefs, add one more: flood reduction. Without coral reefs, annual global damages from flooding would double.

Cara Cannon Byington

Giving Back to the Ocean: Citizen Science for Clean Water

Poor water quality in Hawaii's oceans degrades corals, threatening the fish and other creatures (including people) that rely on them. A dedicated group of citizen scientists gather water samples from 48 monitoring sites off the coast of Maui.

Lisa Feldkamp

Modeling Pollution’s Footprint on Coral Reefs

Researchers from Griffith University and The Nature Conservancy developed a new model to estimate the areal footprint of diffuse threats, like logging pollution, on ecological communities.

Justine E. Hausheer