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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Reef encounters

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:57am by Stuart Heaver

    ... in and around coral. This month, more than 500 local scuba divers, supported by scientists and academics, will begin the annual reef-check programme organised by the AFCD. Last year's programme ... of survival. With great enthusiasm he talks of the "cutting edge of coral science", which involves the creation of "designer reefs" that can withstand pollution and climate change- ...

  2. Coral reefs

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their tentacles in the water to catch food. Earth cover Coral reefs are thought to cover 284,300 square kilometres. Most of these reefs, or 91.9 per cent, are found in the Indo-Pacific region. Southeast ... types of coral reefs: barrier reefs, fringing reefs and atolls. They all take many, many years to form. The Great Barrier Reef is about 20,000 years old. A fringing reef can take 10,000 years ...

  3. Omnimax: Coral Reef Adventure

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A film about coral reefs and the events that have led to their worldwide decline. The 46-minute story takes viewers to see some of the world's largest and most beautiful, but endangered, reefs. Wed-Mon, 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm. HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24, $32, Urbtix or Space Museum Box Office. Inquiries: 2721 0226. Ends Jul 31 ...

  4. Coral reefs healthy but under pressure

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Global warming may affect HK sea gardens Hong Kong's 33 coral reefs are generally healthy and stable, but there are indications they are under pressure from global warming. The Reef Check 2007, released yesterday on the 10th anniversary of the first of the annual checks, recorded high coral coverage- equal to or more than 50 per cent- in 22 of the 33 sites, ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's economic boom savaging coral reefs, study says

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 11:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney China’s economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 per cent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found on Thursday, with researchers describing “grim” levels of damage and loss. Scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology ...

  6. Jewellery designer turns precious coral into a moneyspinner

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... a hatchet to protected coral reefs. 'There is no worry about the future supply of corals because we have been keeping the best pieces for ourselves for decades and we have an abundant supply ... a career turning coral into valuable jewellery. The Italian opened his first boutique in the city last Friday in Prince's Building, followed by a dinner with VIP clients at the Mandarin ...

  7. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Alarm over shrinking coral reefs in South China Sea

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Study reveals 80pc decline and 'grim' levels of damage and loss, with economic boom blamed Alarm over shrinking coral reefs China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 per cent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found yesterday, with researchers describing "grim" levels of damage ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US Navy ship remains stuck on coral reef in Philippines

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 10:45am by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila A US Navy minesweeper was stuck on a coral reef in the Philippines for a second day on Friday, as the crew struggled to extract the ship and Philippine ... “[The ship] does not appear to be damaged.” She said it was unclear how much of the reef was damaged. She said the government imposes a fine of about US$300 per square metre of damaged coral ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef loses half its coral to storms, warming and starfish

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Barrier Reef loses half coral since 1985 Coral cover along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has shrunk by half since 1985 as storms, warmer seas and starfish colonies kill off organisms, scientists said. Coral covers almost 14 per cent of the 2,000-kilometre reef system, down from 28 per cent in 1985, researchers said in the Proceedings of the National ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... qualified coral reef experts.” Hoegh-Guldberg said scientific consensus was that hikes in carbon dioxide and the average global temperature were “almost certain to destroy the coral communities of the Great Barrier Reef for hundreds if not thousands of years”. “It is highly unlikely that coral reefs will survive more than a two-degree increase in average global temperature relative ...




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